We’re so fortunate to have some incredible children’s authors in Australia. We’ve put together a summer listening playlist of four fascinating podcasts featuring great kids’ authors. Happy listening!
Legendary children’s author, Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Here she talks about her life and career, and why she wrote her latest picture book The Tiny Star for her grandson. Listen here.
We were so honoured to have Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019, Morris Gleitzman come to Better Reading a few months ago. His books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. His titles include Two Weeks with The Queen, Grace, Doubting Thomas, Bumface, Give Peas A Chance, Extra Time, Loyal Creatures, Snot Chocolate and the series Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe. Listen to this fascinating podcast where he talks about writing children’s fiction. Listen here.
Andrew Daddo is an author, columnist, corporate coach, radio broadcaster and TV presenter. He has authored 18 books, including his latest Atticus Van Tasticus. Here, Andrew talks through his childhood, career and his love of books. A highly entertaining listen, with one of Australia’s most recognisable authors. Listen here.
Bestselling author, Sally Rippin talks about growing up as an expat kid in Asia, her prolific career as a children’s author, and her latest book in the Polly and Buster series: The Search for the Silver Witch. Listen here.