Publishing

Funny Books By Funny People

Here’s what we’re up to

With some amazing Authors and Illustrators already signed to our house of Larrikins – we’re always on the hunt for new and emerging talent.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Check out our submission guidelines here, but before you do, take a quick look at what we’ve been up to. Our current titles will give you an idea of the kinds of work we love to publish.

Good Luck

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HAM
AUTHOR: Dhana Fox
ILLUSTRATOR: Anna Demchenko

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WHO IS AT THE ZOO
AUTHOR: Sharon Boyce
ILLUSTRATOR: Suzanne Houghton
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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BIG BEACH BBQ
AUTHOR: Carly Taylor
ILLUSTRATOR: Vaughan Duck
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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ZOMBIE SCHOOLTEACHERS
AUTHOR: Sigi Cohen
ILLUSTRATOR: Matty Mitchell
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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Vlad's Bad Breath
AUTHOR: Rory H. Mather
ILLUSTRATOR: Jesus Lopez
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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Bad Herbert
AUTHOR: Mike Lucas
ILLUSTRATOR: Heidi Cooper-Smith
Available in Paperback

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MY SHADOW IS PINK
AUTHOR: Scott Stuart
ILLUSTRATOR: Scott Stuart
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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TEMPER TABITHA
AUTHOR: Jackie Hosking
ILLUSTRATOR: Leah Russack
Available in Paperback

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THERE’S A SHARK IN THE LOO
AUTHOR: Sharon Boyce
ILLUSTRATOR: Suzanne Houghton
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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SKADOODLE & SNUG’S MAGNIFICENT PLAN
AUTHOR: Caroline Tuohey
ILLUSTRATOR: Karen Sagovac
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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WOULD YOU RATHER?
AUTHOR: James Layton
ILLUSTRATOR: Kat Fox
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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GARBAGE GUTS
AUTHOR: Emily S. Smith
ILLUSTRATOR: Heidi Cooper Smith
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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I WANT TO BE A MOVIE STAR
AUTHOR: Mary Anastasiou
ILLUSTRATOR: Anil Tortop
Available in Hardback and Paperback

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I WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR
AUTHOR: Mary Anastasiou
ILLUSTRATOR: Anil Tortop
Available in Hardback

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SALLY AND THE MAGICAL SNEEZE
AUTHOR: Simon Taylor
ILLUSTRATOR: A.D. Lester
Available in Hardback

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Coming Soon

HUGO’S RUNAWAY LEGS
AUTHOR: Alys Jackson
ILLUSTRATOR: Leigh Brown

REGGIE RED
AUTHOR: Josie Layton
ILLUSTRATOR: Bec Timmis

WALKING YOUR HUMAN
AUTHOR: Liz Ledden
ILLUSTRATOR: Gabriella Petruso

One-Night Stand
AUTHOR: Simon Taylor
ILLUSTRATOR: Anna McGregor

Happy as a Hog out of Mud
AUTHOR: Sean E Avery
ILLUSTRATOR: Sean E Avery

THE GRAND PET PARADE
AUTHOR: Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR: Karen Sagovac

Vlad's in Love
AUTHOR: Rory H. Mather
ILLUSTRATOR: Jesus Lopez

Vampires Next Door
AUTHOR: Sigi Cohen
ILLUSTRATOR: Patrick Corrigan

Pedro's Little Secret
AUTHOR: Rebecca Ralfe
ILLUSTRATOR: Gabriella Petruso

How Do You Hug a Cactus?
AUTHOR: Emily S. Smith
ILLUSTRATOR: Aleksandra Szmidt

Nana's Prickly Secret
AUTHOR: Trudie Trewin
ILLUSTRATOR: Nelli Suneli

The Girl who Danced with Dragons
AUTHOR: Amy Dunjey
ILLUSTRATOR: Jesus Lopez

Stud
AUTHOR: Dhana Fox
ILLUSTRATOR: Anna Demchenko

Roary the Lion
AUTHOR: Rory H. Mather
ILLUSTRATOR: Pat Corrigan

Too Many People in the Tent
AUTHOR: Jo Gliddon-Baker
ILLUSTRATOR: Aleksandra Szmidt

Kora Kerplunk
AUTHOR: Emily S. Smith
ILLUSTRATOR: Pete Olczyk

I Want to be a Sports Star
AUTHOR: Mary Anastasiou
ILLUSTRATOR: Anil Tortop

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Booksellers & Retailers

All Larrikin titles are distributed to Booksellers and Retailers via our distributor alliances.
Find your local distributor here.

AUSTRALIAN SALES:

NewSouth Books
E: enquiries@newsouthpublishing.com

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR:

Alliance Distribution Service
E: adscs@alliancedist.com.au

INTERNATIONAL SALES:

MMS Publishing
E: info@mms-publishing.com

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

Orca Book Services
E: tradeorders@orcabookservices.co.uk

LARRIKIN ASSESSMENTS

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

James will provide valuable feedback and guidance to help you refine your submissions and achieve better publishing outcomes.

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Submissions

At Larrikin House, our focus is on creating quirky, original & humorous kid-focussed books.

We’re always on the look-out for our next great Author or Illustrator.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Before you submit to us, please download our submission guidelines for a clear outline of what we’re looking for.

We’re currently looking for picture books written in prose.

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