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.


  • Episode 46: Gross is Good

    Episode 46: Gross is Good

    14/04/2020 Duration: 53min

    This episode is all about gross things in kids' books. Find out the disgusting stuff we all like best, and even better, hear from our special guest Mick Elliott. With his hit series The Turners and latest series, Squidge Dibley (not to mention a background in kids' TV), Mick is a master at weaving all things gross into stories full of humour and heart. Hear more about Squidge, including his insta-antics, and some wise words on how we can support creators in the time of Corona. In Kids Capers, we have an awesome treat in store - the winning story in our recent gross writing competition for kids is performed by Nat, bringing the clever winner's words to life. There's all our usual segments too, from shoutouts to what's on our radar, and we announce another must-have prize. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Episode 45: Branching Out

    Episode 45: Branching Out

    17/03/2020 Duration: 54min

    This episode is all about branching out - whether it's reading new things, writing new things or experimenting with a different illustration style. We meet fabulous illustrator (turned writer, too) Jess Racklyeft, and hear all about her work illustrating the podcast's own Kate Simpson's new book, Anzac Girl. Hear about Jess's work branching out into non-fiction and collage work, plus more about her ever-evolving kidlit career. In Kids Capers, we continue the theme with a fun experiment - taking a bunch of young book lovers, and exposing them to kids' books in genres they don't normally read. Whether you're super into mysteries but never read sport books, or love contemporary and steer clear of fantasy, these interviews may just inspire you to read something new. Find out what the One More Page team have been reading lately, discover out latest bookish giveaway, learn what's on our radars and more. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find

  • Episode 44: Industry All-Rounder

    Episode 44: Industry All-Rounder

    18/02/2020 Duration: 56min

    Welcome back to another year of podcast fun with One More Page! Our first episode for 2020 is about industry all-rounders, those amazing, multi-talented people who do all the kidlit things! And who better to meet than author/illustrator extraordinaire, Tania McCartney. With a huge haul of fiction and non-fiction books in print, a newly released junior fiction series EVIE AND POG and loads of exciting projects on the go, Tania offers a fascinating insight into the busy life of a kids’ book all-rounder. In Kids Capers, we meet dynamic young book lover Evie and hear all about her fabulous Instagram (sorry, bookstagram!) account, Rockin Reads. We each review our latest kids' reads, reveal an awesome competition prize and lots more. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Episode 43: Christmas QA

    Episode 43: Christmas Q&A

    17/12/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    It's our Christmas 2019 special, where we reflect on a fantastic year of podcasting, indulge in some Christmas cheer and answer a whole lot of questions submitted by listeners! Join team OMP, Kate, Liz and Nat, for a fun and festive virtual Q&A session, with a side serve of gift opening. Discover everything from our most anticipated reads of 2020, to bookish gift suggestions, to the kids' books we'd most like to live in. And of course, no One More Page Christmas special would be complete without a bit of carolling, so make sure you stay tuned till the very end (eggnog and earmuffs optional!). Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Episode 42: Graphic Novels

    Episode 42: Graphic Novels

    03/12/2019 Duration: 51min

    In this episode, we chat all things graphic novels for kids! Our special guests are two rising stars of the Australian graphic novel scene. We meet Gavin Aung Than, whose hugely popular Zen Pencils comics for adults have not only garnered him an enormous social media following, but kicked off a new career as a kids' graphic novelist. Hear about his exciting series with Penguin Random House, SUPER SIDEKICKS, thoughts on the rise in the popularity of graphic novels, the Australian vs. US scene and much more. In Kids Capers, a young graphic novel fan joins Nat and ACTION TANK creator Mike Barry for a fun q&a. We also chat what's on our radar - Little Literature Co., shout out to the awesome SCBWI crew and the upcoming Sydney Christmas party, reveal our latest competition, and share the graphic novels we've all been reading. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter:

  • Episode 41: On Country

    Episode 41: On Country

    19/11/2019 Duration: 39min

    In this episode, we shine a spotlight on some of Australia's supremely talented Indigenous kids' book creators. First up, we meet author/illustrator Dub Leffler, who illustrated the CBCA Eve Pownell Award-winning picture book, Sorry Day, written by Coral Vass. Hear about his fortuitous start in the world of kids' books, his illustration process (some fascinating methods!) and all about his upcoming releases in 2020 plus future projects. In Kids' Capers, the kids interview graphic novelist Brenton E. McKenna. Find out more about what 'country' means to him, his Ubby's Underdogs books and much more. We announce another epic book giveaway, chat what's on our radar, and review our latest reads. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Episode 40: Rising Stars

    Episode 40: Rising Stars

    05/11/2019 Duration: 01h01min

    In this episode, we shine a spotlight on some amazing rising kids' book stars. Each author has had an amazing 2019, whether releasing their debut picture books or middle grade novels, or embarking on a new phase of their career. First up, we chat with Lisa Siberry, the author of debut middle grade novel The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green. The book won the 2017 Ampersand Prize, so we chat about the inspiration behind the story, plus Lisa's tips on writing a compelling book for kids. Next, we meet Amelia McInerney, who has exploded onto the scene this year. Hear about her first two picture books, The Book Chook and Bad Crab, and the huge haul of new picture books on her near horizon. We also meet Fiona Hardy, author of debut novel How to Make a Movie in 12 Days, which was shortlisted for the Text Prize. Delve into her writing journey, and hear about her many other bookish hats. And last but not least, meet the dynamic Katrina McKelvey, who has had an amazing breakout year in 2019, with two picture books released

  • Episode 39: Unlikely Friendships

    Episode 39: Unlikely Friendships

    22/10/2019 Duration: 55min

    In Episode 39, we are beyond excited to chat with ... drumroll ... Kate DiCamillo!! Yes, New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Medal-winning Kate DiCamillo - that one!!! Make yourself a large caffeinated beverage and settle in for an in-depth chat between 'our' Kate and special guest Kate, on everything from unlikely friendships in children's books, to her beloved characters and stories including new release, Beverly, Right Here. Kate DiCamillo also spills the beans on some of the inner-workings of her writing life, from her process, to timeframes and her approach to getting that all-important first draft down. She also reveals some screen and stage adaptations of her books in the works. In Kids Capers, we have a 10-year-old book lover, Jemima, chatting to the podcast's own Liz Ledden about her new picture book about a ladybug and a stinkbug, Tulip and Brutus. From talking bugs in books to unlikely friendships, we also discover this passionate young reader's recommended reads. Plus, the podcast team revi

  • Episode 38: Meet Your Heroes

    Episode 38: Meet Your Heroes

    08/10/2019 Duration: 52min

    In this episode, we meet some of our (and quite possibly your) literary heroes! First up, we meet longstanding, award-winning children's book author Libby Hathorn. Hear about her many books from Thunderwith through to recent picture books, including Miss Franklin, as we chat about her career and many achievements. In Kids Capers, the lucky winner of a recent competition we ran to find a young interviewee gets to chat to Nevermoor author Jessica Townsend! Immerse yourself in this fun discussion all about Jessica's amazing writing career, and hear more about her upcoming title, Hollowpox - the third Nevermoor book starring Morrigan Crow. We announce an amazing, book-packed prize from Nevermoor's publisher Hachette, plus review our recent reads, reveal what's on our radar, and more! Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Episode 37: Stop, Collaborate  Listen!

    Episode 37: Stop, Collaborate & Listen!

    24/09/2019 Duration: 01h01min

    Meet some of Australia's top collaborating kids' book creators, as we chat about their careers, books and working as a team. First up is Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys, the award-winning duo behind beautiful picture books like All the Ways to be Smart and Under the Love Umbrella. We then chat to the pair behind beloved books like Go Go and the Silver Shoes, Jane Godwin and Anna Walker, and hear about their brand new picture book Tilly, plus the book they've most loved working on together. We also chat to Julie Hunt and Dale Newman, the team behind KidGlovz, and hear all about their process, and the stories behind their stories. Plus we squeeze in some books reviews and announce an unmissable picture book giveaway!   Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Episode 36: The End is Nigh(ish)

    Episode 36: The End is Nigh(ish)

    10/09/2019 Duration: 43min

    An asteroid’s approaching, there are zombies on the loose and our HQ, the Writing NSW building, is fast running out of biscuits (not to mention we’re surviving on instant coffee – help!). Yep, the apocalypse is here!! Join us as the end of the world approaches, and we try and get survival tips from award-winning author Bren MacDibble, whose books include environmental apocalyptic book How to Bee. We also venture out onto the streets (and take a much-needed detour to an awesome cronut-filled café), encounter Jules Faber flogging his new book Max Crack on a street corner, AND meet up with Deb Abela for Kids Capers (in a whoopee cushion factory, no less!). Don your gas mask and pack your snacks to join us on a journey to survive the apocalypse, sharing books reviews and giveaway news along the way! Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: www.i

  • Episode 35: CYA Conference 2019

    Episode 35: CYA Conference 2019

    27/08/2019 Duration: 59min

    Welcome to our second CYA Conference special! This fantastic annual conference in Brisbane, held by Tina Clark and team, features inspiring workshops, talks and panels. The conference also offers many opportunities for emerging writers and illustrators, like manuscript assessments with top publishers plus the fabulous CYA Competition. In this event special, we meet superstar author Belinda Murrell, behind kids' book hits like Pippa's Island, Lulu Bell and her middle grade timeslip novels. We also chat in-depth with prolific authors Isobelle Carmody and Jack Heath, who share insights into their writing processes and the stories behind the stories. Meet a CYA Success Story, Sue-Ellen Pashley, whose picture book The Jacket came about via an assessment at a previous CYA Conference. And we chat to the lovely Lana Spasevski, who was shortlisted not once but five times in this year's CYA Competition! With one picture book already out, this is an up and coming talent to watch.   Read the show notes: www.onemorepagepo

  • Episode 34: Oh My Ghosh!

    Episode 34: Oh My Ghosh!

    13/08/2019 Duration: 47min

    In this episode, hear from Ronojoy Ghosh, the illustrator talent behind picture book hits like I'm Australian Too by Mem Fox. Get a behind the scenes look at his latest work, illustrating OMP's own Kate Simpson's new picture book, Dear Grandpa. It's a fascinating look at the life of an illustrator, from getting started in the industry, to the illustration process. In Kids Capers, we have a young interviewer (another Nat!) chatting to Macca the Alpaca creator and illustrator of many other titles, Matt Cosgrove. Hear the inside scoop on all things Macca and more. We're also back with our regular segments, from Whatcha Readin to On Our Radar. Hear how you can win our latest book prize pack, and get set for some sugar-induced shenanigans sharing all things kidlit.   Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Bonus Episode: Karen Foxlee

    Bonus Episode: Karen Foxlee

    28/07/2019 Duration: 22min

    In this bonus episode recorded at the CBCA Conference 2019, we meet accomplished author Karen Foxlee. She delves into the behind the scenes story of Lenny's Book of Everything, her CBCA Book of the Year shortlisted book for older readers. Hear about the writing process through to the ins and outs of promoting the book, as well as news of her debut picture book and other magical stories in the works. We also review her new picture book Horatio Squeak, plus a few other picture books from the TBR pile.   Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Bonus Episode: Morris Gleitzman

    Bonus Episode: Morris Gleitzman

    14/07/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    In another bonus episode recorded live at the CBCA Conference 2019, we meet legendary kids' book author Morris Gleitzman for an in-depth chat about his 30-plus year writing career. Hear his thoughts on humour in kids' books - the topic of the conference and his keynote speech. He discusses how he got his start as a children's book author, his writing processes and inspirations. Morris also delves into plotting vs. planning, problem-solving and his thoughts on maintaining a long-term writing career, and steps back in time to chat with Nat about one of her all-time favourites, Two Weeks with the Queen, plus more. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Bonus Episode: Bruce Pascoe

    Bonus Episode: Bruce Pascoe

    02/07/2019 Duration: 29min

    Join us for the second bonus episode in our series of interviews recorded at the recent CBCA Conference in Canberra. This time, Kate meets award-winning Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe, who has recently released a book for young readers via Magabala Books, Young Dark Emu, which blows the lid off everything we've been taught about Australia's history. Hear more about Bruce's research behind the book, and his hopes for how Young Dark Emu will be used in schools and taught to young readers, to help re-shape the narrative previously believed about Australia's Aboriginal past. Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

  • Bonus Episode: Allayne Webster

    Bonus Episode: Allayne Webster

    26/06/2019 Duration: 29min

    This is the first in a series of bonus episodes during our winter 'break' - an in-depth chat with author for kids and teens, Allayne Webster! Kate and Nat recently attended the CBCA Conference in Canberra, attending panel talks and trade stands, fangirling all the people and doing a spot of podcasting (Liz isn't jealous AT ALL - cue ragey all-caps). First up is Nat's interview with Allayne. Hear more about this talented author's body of work, including junior fiction, middle grade and YA novels. Discover how she started out as an author, and the research trip to Paris that shaped her middle grade novel A Cardboard Palace. Allayne also delves into the story behind her latest release, MG/YA crossover Sensitive, which draws on her own experiences with eczema and allergies. And finally, Allayne also shares a sneak peek into her current manuscript - we can't wait to read it! Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook:

  • Episode 33: Publishing Insider

    Episode 33: Publishing Insider

    04/06/2019 Duration: 43min

    In this episode, we delve into the vibrant world of kids' book publishing. Our special guest is a publisher for young readers at Penguin Random House Australia, the mega accomplished Zoe Walton! Hear more about what her role involves, the quirks and perks of publishing life, her take on trends in kids' books and so much more. Discover some of the exciting reads that Penguin Random House have coming out later in 2019, including Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire by One More Page's own Nat Amoore (Zoe shares three reasons why it's a must-read!). In Kids Capers, the publishing fun continues, as we meet a talented young writer, Ella Wallace, who at the age of 12 had her short story selected for publication in the first Total Quack Up anthology, alongside beloved Australian authors like Deborah Abela and Oliver Phommavanh. As always, we share our latest reads, reveal a fabulous book prize up for grabs and lots more. Read the show notes: Email us at: onemorepagepodcast@gmail

  • Episode 32: Beyond the Book

    Episode 32: Beyond the Book

    21/05/2019 Duration: 45min

    Join us as we go backstage at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2019 with kids' book authors (and SO much more!), Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck! We chat about the festival itself, where Sally held an awesome session about the creation of her brand new book, the final story in the Polly and Buster trilogy, The Search for the Silver Witch. Adrian was kept busy in the storytelling area in the Big Backyard as well as hosting the hilarious Never-ending Quack Up! session along with Sally and beloved kids' book authors, R.A. Spratt, Deborah Abela and Oliver Phommavanh. We delve into all the kids' book projects the two are involved in beyond penning their own books, from Adrian's role at TV show Kids WB, to Sally and Adrian's ambassador roles with charities aiming to raise literacy levels and get books into remote and disadvantaged areas. We also hear more about Sally's Melbourne-based community radio program where she interviews authors, plus we discuss the Kid Lit Club vodcast and Facebook community, what's happening nex

  • Episode 31: Fantasy Fun

    Episode 31: Fantasy Fun

    07/05/2019 Duration: 41min

    This time, we're entering the magical, mysterious realm of fantasy fiction. Hear from author Rebecca Lim, author of numerous fantasy novels for both children and teens, including The Emperor's Daughter and Afterlife. It's a fascinating chat that delves into the importance of representation and seeing yourselves in the books you read. In Kids Capers, we meet super smart young book reviewer Jazzy, a passionate young reader. We also give a shoutout to fellow Aus kidlit podcast, Middle Grade Mavens, full of book reviews and excellent writing advice from a host of amazing Australian middle grade authors who pop by the show. Hear your hosts latest reads, a nod to the Aurealis Awards (Australia's premier speculative fiction awards), and find out about our latest book giveaway! Read the show notes: Email us at: Find us on Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

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