“The Kids’ Own Book workshop takes me back to my own childhood, always itching for any opportunity to create my own illustrated stories within an environment of encouraging guidance, with the added thrill of ‘publishing’ the result. And that result is so often impressive and surprising – a reminder for kids that you never know what you can do until you get started.” Shaun Tan, author and illustrator of The Arrival

Kids’ Own Publishing runs a range of community publishing programs for all ages.

The Grand Imaginarium

A magical space for books, stories and the imagination! Be inspired these holidays in a rich arts environment with your kids at the Abbotsford Convent.

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Publish Me! Workshops

Our Publish Me! workshops meet the needs of young children and their families and are delivered in libraries, kindergartens, schools, childcare centres and playgroups. We offer a range of flexible programs that are creative literacy experiences for young children.

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Festivals and Events Program

Our programs team is highly skilled at delivering workshops at festivals, conferences, markets and events of all kinds.

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Publish a Community Book

Publishing a collaborative book is a great way for kids to experience concepts of storytelling, illustration and teamwork through an artist-led approach. Join our ever-expanding library by publishing a book with us.

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Children's Community Publishing Training

We train educators, early childhood and literacy professionals to deliver their own children’s community publishing projects.

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