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We Take Fun Seriously!

Hey there and welcome to our House of Larrikins!

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.

I’ve taken everything I’ve learnt working with educators and young readers over my career, to create our new publishing imprint Larrikin House. We’re passionately committed to creating quirky, original & humorous kid-focussed books.

The name Larrikin is the perfect fit because it fully encapsulates the heartbeat of what I love most about children’s books; stories with humour & heart.

With new submissions coming in daily, watch this space for some great emerging Aussie talent. Over 70% of our books so far are from first-time published authors & illustrators!

At the beginning of 2021, Learning Discovery and Larrikin House merged, and are now one Australian owned and operated company trading as Larrikin House. Our new website is a blend of our own published titles, and the large curated range of books that we source from the world’s best children’s publishers, selling into the education market at wholesale prices.

In 2021 we will be launching some new divisions too. Keep an eye out for Larrikin Book Fairs, Larrikin Ambassadors, Little Larrikins, Larrikins Out Loud (Author agency), and eventually Larrikin Book Club.

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


James Layton

Larrikin’s Publishing Division Publishing stories with Humour & Heart.

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

Formerly Learning Discovery, Larrikin Educators is our schools division that deliver fun and educational books from all over the world.

Check out our complete range.

Larrikin Book Fairs are curated to showcase home grown talent, sourced from all the good Aussie publishers, and of course all the laugh out loud titles from our very own Larrikin House. Ready for a change? Call us on 1800 841 569 to chat about your next .custom book fair

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

Larrikins Out Loud is our Artists Agency where you can book an author or illustrator to come to your school. (Coming in 2021)

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Larrikin Ambassadors is a peer-to-peer leadership program designed to champion the love of reading. Perfect for primary students from grades 3-6, this program is designed to be flexibly paced with a super fun check list of activities that can be completed with minimal direction.

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