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 orignially 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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The Pop-up Book Factory

Come join the school holiday fun!   In the 2 hour Pop-up Book Factory workshop, children aged 5-12 take a whistle-stop tour through the publishing process – thinking, writing, illustrating their own book before publishing a copy to take home. Alongside a Kids’ Own artist, the Pop-up Book Factory will be ‘supervised’ by one of […]

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Fundraise for South Sudan

Now is a better time than ever to purchase a copy of Donkeys can’t fly on planes and support victims of war in South Sudan. Sadly, news reports confirm that fighting has broken out in the Bor area. The brick-making machine purchased by BOCEP (Bor Orphanage Community Education Project) to aid in the building of the […]

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Book Cubby Journeys

There are two Cubby builds currently underway. Cardinia Shire’s Best Start team are installing an additional Cubby in one of the shire’s newest Family Centres. The other is being built for the City of Wanneroo in Perth. This is an outcome of the valuable three year partnership between State Library of WA’s Better Beginnings Family […]

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