One More Page

One More Page

One More Page is a podcast for lovers of kids’ books. Whether you’re a kid, a librarian or just one of those people who never grew up…this is the podcast for you. Packed full of interviews, book reviews and industry gossip, not to mention the occasional fart joke, One More Page is your fortnightly foray into the world of children’s books.


December 7, 2022 46 mins

Join us on the pod one last time in our Grand Finale episode! Not only that, it's also our 2022 Christmas special, so get ready for some festive shenanigans.

We take a trip down OMP memory lane, recommend some fab new reads (perfect for Christmas stockings), and meet the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future! We also hear from some of our wonderful past guests who pop in to spread some One More Page love.

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In this episode, we're shining a light on the super important reading space between younger kids' novels and YA - upper middle grade!

Australia has a wealth of talent in this area, and we chat to two of the industry's finest. First up, meet the accomplished Emily Gale. Hear about her brand new release The Goodbye Year, which straddles the space between childhood and the teen years. Hear more about her varied writing career and achi...

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October 18, 2022 93 mins

Welcome to the One More Page Debutante Ball! An episode dedicated to an amazing crop of first-time authors with kids' books published this year.

First up, meet the dynamic Dani Vee and hear all about her debut picture book, My ExtraOrdinary Mum. Plus discover her other work in the world of books, the inspiration behind her debut and her exciting upcoming titles in the works.

Then, get to know Anna Battese, the chapter book author b...

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September 20, 2022 49 mins

In this episode of One More Page, we're exploring The Animal Bookdom! That is, the wealth of amazing kids' books highlighting animals, from fascinating facts, to stories based on real-life animal tales, to the fictional, anthropomorphic kind!

First up, meet amazing author Irma Gold. Hear about her picture books Seree's Story and Where the Heart Is, both based on real animal stories, plus hear more about her multi-faceted career in ...

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August 23, 2022 38 mins

In this episode, the Book Month festivities continue as we each tackle our enormous to be read piles!

Hear Kate, Liz and Nat's picks from their piles of the latest kids' reads, from gorgeous picture books to must-read middle grade. Get your pens out and your wishlists written as we share books, books and more books!

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August 16, 2022 24 mins

In our third Book Week Bonus episode (our series of mini episodes celebrating Book Week all month long!), we meet the curator of the Kids and YA Festival at the event itself - wonderful author Belinda Murrell!

Get the lowdown on one of the kids' book industry's most loved festivals, bringing together publishers, authors, illustrators and book lovers in a day full of inspiring panels, pitch sessions and networking.

Plus hear all abo...

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August 9, 2022 28 mins

In our second Book Week Bonus episode (yes, we're celebrating Book Week throughout the entire month of August!) we have another author interview recorded at the recent Kids and YA Festival, held at Writing NSW in Sydney and curated by author Belinda Murrell.

This time, hear from super-accomplished kids and YA author (and recent Survivor contestant!) Wai Chim. Hear more about her writing career, books like The Surprising Power of a ...

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August 2, 2022 22 mins

To celebrate Book Month (because we all know the Book Week festivities really go all month long!), we have a series of episodes coming to you throughout August!

Team OMP recently attended the amazing Kids and YA Festival held at Writing NSW in Sydney, curated by author Belinda Murrell. On the day, Kate interviewed several of the authors who spoke at the festival, and the first of these was Deb Abela.

In our first Book Week Bonus ep...

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July 19, 2022 82 mins

This time, we have a bumper episode for you where'll you meet not one but four kidlit creators!

Meet illustrator extraordinnaire Jess McGeachin, and discover his mix of fiction and non-fiction picture books. Find out how his museum work has influenced his settings and stories.

Next, get to know exciting picture book duo behind new release Where?, Jordan Collins and Phil Lesnie. Hear more about their important new book which examine...

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June 21, 2022 48 mins

In this episode, we're talking thrills, sprills and stunts!

Meet an exciting new middle grade author on the kidlit scene, Trent Roberts, and hear about his debut kids' book STUNT KIDS. Discover his journey to becoming an author and insights into his working life.

Check out team OMP's latest reads in our Whatcha Readin section, plus hear what our written reviewer Georgina's been reading for our website reviews. As always, we have an...

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May 17, 2022 40 mins

This episode, we're having an Arty Party with amazing illustrator (and author!), Sophie Beer! Discover more about her books, background, working life as a kids' book creator, productivity tips and more. It's a super inspiring and insightful chat with the creator of Loves Makes a Family, illustrator of Izzy and Frank and many more beloved titles.

Then we meet the second winning bidder in the recent Lismore Flood Recovery Auction run...

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April 19, 2022 63 mins
This time, we're chatting real-life adventures with a fascinating special guest. Delve into the the world of Antarctic exploration with an in-depth interview with author Joanna Grochowicz. Hear all about her new book with Allen & Unwin, Shackleton's Endurance, and the research and knowledge behind it.

Then in place of our usual Kids' Capers antics, we have another special guest - the first of three winners in our podcasterly prizes...

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In this episode, we delve into the magical (and emotional) moments of childhood. Meet author Edwina Wyatt, whose many books incorporate universal childhood experiences, as well as everyday magic. From her junior fiction books like Magnolia Moon to her wide array of picture books, hear more about her stories, writing processes, and the moments that have sparked her ideas.

Then in Kids Capers, hear from a young reader and discover th...

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If you've ever wondered how a book is built - from its foundations to the final product, this is the episode for you! Meet Kids and YA Editor at Allen & Unwin, Nicola Santilli, and head behind the scenes of making books. From reading submissions to the sometimes complex editing process, there's so much to happen before a book hits the shelves!

And in our Kids Capers segment, discover the ins and outs of self-publishing as a teen au...

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December 14, 2021 34 mins

Hooray, it's end of year party season! And this episode is the official One More Page office Christmas party. Not only are your hosts Kate, Liz and Nat celebrating, but the illustrator of our fun episode images, Ramona Davey, joins in the fun.

From Christmas crackers full of bookish questions to a special Uber pressies delivery (you guessed it - Santa's stuck in quarantine), we party like only a kids' book podcast team can.


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November 16, 2021 77 mins

In this episode, we're going all post-lockdown and taking a trip beyond Australia's borders (well, virtually anyway)! Join us in a celebration of British books, and meet three exciting stars of the UK kidlit scene.

Hear from Harriet Muncaster, author/illustrator and creator of the hugely popular kids' book series Isadora Moon, Mirabelle and Victoria Stitch. Meet Clare Weze, a fabulous author of British and Nigerian heritage, and he...

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October 19, 2021 53 mins

In this episode, we are delving into kids' books that evoke all the feels. From touching friendship stories to books tackling deep and sometimes tricky topics, we speak to some amazing authors weaving emotional magic with words.

First up, meet Maryam Master, esteemed playwright and scriptwriter who has now turned her hand to middle grade. Hear more about her new novel Exit Through the Gift Shop, which covers the topic of dying in a...

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September 21, 2021 61 mins

In this episode, it's time for some quality chat with several stars of the kidlit scene - Aboriginal, female creators with fascinating stories and spectacular books.

First up, meet illustrator Charmaine Ledden-Lewis, winner of the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award via Magabala Books, which led to her first book, Found, written by Bruce Pascoe. Hear more about her family background and how it informs her work, her experimentation ...

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While Book Week may look a little different this year for many of our listeners, we are still celebrating virtually with a bumper Book Week themed episode!

First up, meet emerging picture book author Rory H. Mather. Hear more about his journey to publication, fun picture books, advice for aspiring authors and more. And we have another up and coming author on the show too - meet Victoria Mackinlay and discover her fascinating family...

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July 20, 2021 56 mins

In this episode, we're celebrating families - a key theme in kids' books, and of course, our lives!

We meet Radhiah Chowdhury, and hear about her important work in the publishing industry around representation, as well as her recently released picture book. The Katha Chest draws on her Bangladeshi family heritage with real life family members inspiring this tale, illustrated by Lavanya Naidu.

Then in Kids Capers, the family theme c...

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