Free Children's Event

Room on Our Rock

Kate & Jol Temple


Saturday 25 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
Gandel Atrium
National Museum of Australia

Bring a cushion and settle in to hear from some great children’s authors. Get in early to avoid disappointment.

Kate and Jol Temple are award-winning children’s book authors. Their hilarious history inspired book, Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers the Third Grade (Allen and Unwin) was selected as Honour Book for 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia. Their picture book Room on Our Rock (Scholastic), is an allegory about empathy and refugees and can be read front-to-back or back-to-front for a very different perspective. For a change of pace, Kate and Jol have just written their first bottom book. Are You My Bottom. It’s all about being a panda and losing your bottom. It’s their first bum book… probably their last. They are ambassadors for Raising Literacy Australia and regularly visit schools and festivals talking to kids about writing and ideas.