BOOK WEEK SPECIAL!!!
Kids Writing Cool (KWC) is a self-paced online writing course for primary-aged children. Hosted by bestselling authors Nat Amoore and Tim Harris, KWC is a delicious blend of entertainment, banter, writing tips and interactive activities.
To find out more, head to kidswritingcool.com
LOOK OUT ARMIDALE!!!
Dymocks Children's Charities and Penguin Random House have teamed up to bring some of Australia's favourite authors to ARMIDALE for the INSPIRED READERS FESTIVAL. From November 13 - 14 2023, this incredible festival is NOT TO BE MISSED!
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NAT AMOORE is a Sydney-based writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read and write and explore their imagination without boundaries. Her first middle grade novel
Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire came out in 2019 with Penguin Random House. It had great success as both Dymocks and QBD's 'Kids Book Of The Month', becoming Australia's #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction in 2019. It has now been sold into the UK, US, Italy, China, Estonia and Romania.
Her second book The Power Of Positive Pranking came out in June 2020 and was shortlisted for the 2021 Readings Children's Book Prize, and REAL Children’s Choice Book Awards. It went on to win the 2021 Environment Award for Children's Literature.
The Right Way To Rock came out in June 2021 and was a 2021 CBCA Notable. Nat is super excited to be celebrating her latest release, a novel/graphic novel hybrid We Run Tomorrow, that hit stores in May 2022. She also has a short story in Total Quack Up Again!
In 2021, Nat wrote a 5-part fiction podcast series called PROJECT ARI for Nova Entertainment and the Australian Government as part of the #StopItAtTheStart #Respect campaign which won Best Branded Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards and recently won an ACRA.
Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is out in the US and the UK too. Click below to purchase.
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Nat is also a host of kidlit podcast One More Page, that launched in February 2018
One More Page was a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category for the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
Name: Nat Amoore
Internal age: 10
Secret superpower: Making up stuff. Not lying, that is different. Making up stuff, on the spot, that everybody believes and sometimes gets me things I want. Not lying.
Obsessed with: Laksa and writing down anything that pops into my head because I'm sure one day it will be 'my great work' even when the idea is oh so silly.
Annoyed by: Restaurants that skimp on my vegetables and/or tofu in my vegetable and tofu laksas. Seriously guys...they're VEGETABLES!
Bookshelf style: Small and jammed. Sydney apartment living **insert eye rolly emoji**
What you wanted to be when you grew up: Depended on the day of the week. Still does.
What you got in trouble for at school: Never got in trouble. Never got caught.
Favourite books as a kid: Everything by Paul Jennings or Gillian Rubenstein. Calvin & Hobbes, Bridge To Terabithia and anything where the character went from the real world to another world.
And now: Hmmmm, kinda the above plus How To Bee, Roof Toppers, The Cardboard Palace and The Hat Trilogy.
Book character you wish you could be: Elly from Skymaze