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Kids’ Own Publishing is a 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 is in the vanguard of the movement to make children’s community publishing inclusive, accessible and affordable – creating a bridge to the world of commercially published books by children for children. Some achievements include wePUBLISH, an app that allows you to write, illustrate, publish and print your own 8-page book; The Kids’ Own Book Cubby – a portable travelling library that provides opportunities to showcase the work of young writers and illustrators; the Book Factory – a tailor-made mobile workshop immersing children and young people in an innovative creative story production experience, supported by a professional author, illustrator and publisher; and ‘Donkeys Can’t Fly on Planes’ – a book published and supported by Kids’ Own that tells 25 stories of survival by South Sudanese refugee children living in Australia.