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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Books bring us together

Last month we announced the opening of the exhibition of 100 Books By Children For Children at the City of Melbourne’s Library at the Dock, Docklands. This month we want to shout about our related fund-raising campaign 100 Books: 100,000 readers. We know we have many supporters out there who understand and champion our arts-based approach to literacy development […]

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Book Factory at Melbourne Writers Festival

The Book Factory is back with its interactive workshop program that immerses kids 7 – 12 in an innovative and creative story production experience. Children create their own unique pathway through four zones: a studio, a study, a library and a print room – as a writer, reader, illustrator and publisher. Supported and guided by […]

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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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