Welcome to our House of Larrikins!

Hey there and welcome.

As the owner of Learning Discovery, one of Australia’s largest booksellers to the education market, I’ve been buying and selling children’s books for close to 30 years.

The next obvious step was to start a publishing imprint. The name Larrikin is the perfect fit because it fully encapsulates the heartbeat of what I love most about children’s books; kid-focussed, humorous stories.

So far we’ve been described by others as ‘left of centre’, ‘cheeky’, ‘naughty’ & ‘quirky’. – Exactly what I had hoped for!

This year we published our first fourteen picture books, with another twenty in production for 2021. (Covid was not going to stop us)

With new submissions coming in daily, watch this space for some great emerging Aussie talent. Over 80% of our books are from first-time published authors too!

We hope you love our books as much as we do. 🙂


James Layton

Larrikin’s Publishing Division Creating kid-focussed humorous children’s books.

Check out our new releases or submit your manuscript or illustrator folio to become our next Larrikin.

Larrikin Learning will soon be the new name for Learning Discovery.

Learning Discovery are best known for their selection of curated variety book packs on approval to schools & early education.

Larrikin Book Fairs are a great way to encourage literacy whilstfundraising for your school.

Ready for a change? Our Larrikins are on hand to help you create an amazing event. (Booking are open)

Why not invite a local Author or Illustrator to visit your classroom or event?

Larrikins Out Loud is our Artists Agency where you’ll find the perfect match tohelp deliver your classroom curriculum. (Coming late 2020)

We’re working hard to deliver a new and exciting Book Club alternative. (early 2021)

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Our Larrikin Assessment service offers Authors the chance to have their manuscript professionally assessed by publisher James Layton.