Kids’ Own Publishing is a pioneering not-for-profit arts organisation that empowers children, families and communities from diverse cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds to share their stories through artist-led processes and community publishing. Children’s community publishing is widely endorsed by professionals in early learning centres, schools and libraries, as a highly effective way for children to engage with books. Kids’ Own Publishing was originally founded in Ireland in 1997 by Victoria Ryle and Simon Spain.  Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership continues in County Sligo with Orla Kenny at the helm.

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100 Books. 100,000 Readers

You may have heard that this year Kids’ Own Publishing celebrates publishing our 100th Book and to celebrate this milestone all 100 books are currently exhibited in hard-copy and digital form at the City of Melbourne’s new state of the art Library at the Dock, Docklands, until August 30, 2014.   Now we’re looking forward to […]

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WePublish App for iPad Now Available

  The WePublish App is our latest innovation in the world of children’s community publishing. You can download it to your iPad and design and publish your own 8-page book. You can then export the book and print it out to share with family and friends.   This digital publishing app allows you to write, illustrate, publish […]

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wePUBLISH with Kids’ Own Publishing

July School Holiday Workshops Participants will visit acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators in their Abbotsford Convent studios, learn writing and illustrating techniques, create artwork for their book, and publish a digital version and a hard copy, eight-page origami book. Hurry, there are only 5 iPads available to borrow or you can bring your own.   […]

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