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Stay connected with this eclectic, entertaining and informative collection of KidsLit videos compiled by our own KBR team members.

You’ll find a library of book-related content from reviews, things to make and do, bookish events and launches, children’s book readings and much more! Find them on various platforms, outlined below. Just click on each image to be transported to a virtual wonderland.

Our team is working hard to provide uplifting bookish content. We will be adding to these platforms regularly, so be sure to like and subscribe and never miss out on our exciting updates!

KBR Founder Tania McCartney on YouTube
Join author illustrator Tania as she shares a catalogue of videos... from books readings to taking kids through her non-fiction works... perhaps a peek at the animals in Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures or an insider's guide to how the pages of I Heart the World were put together. Tania also reveals slices from her extensive picture book collection, featuring some of the most stunning works from Australia and around the world. Other videos include illustration and layout/design videos for emerging children's book creators.

Tania McCartney on Instagram
Tania shares glorious book unboxings and recent purchases on her soft, cosy rug, with a focus on picture books and sometimes books for older kids. Join her as she reveals some of the most beautiful and uplifting children's books from around the world.

Tania McCartney podcast - The Happy Book
Tania shares over thirty years of writing and publishing experience in this podcast for children's book creators. You'll find insights, insider info, interviews and inspiration to take with you on your kids' book journey, with revelations and tips on the publication journey in all its incarnations—from baby books to young adult literature—from emerging status right through to taking your career up a level.

Managing Editor Dimity Powell on YouTube
Dimity invites you to sit with her a while as she revels in the glorious world of children’s literature. Join her for creative things to make and do, enticing book readings and insightful reviews of some of her favourites kids’ stories. You’ll be inspired to READ, WRITE and INSPIRE as she escorts you through some of her latest bookish events, launches and behind-the-scene sneak peaks, as well.

Dimity Powell on Instagram
Dimity Powell is a children's author, children's book reviewer, book lover, chook lover, collie lover, Kombi lover and substandard shutterbug. Her Insta account is proof of all these things, see for yourself.

Dimity Powell's DIM'S re VIEWS 
Here you will find some of Dimity’s favourite reads, reviewed with open-hearted sincerity and a passion to not just share great children's stories but experience them as they were written to be - as a child.

Junior Reviewer Evie Bee on YouTube
Join book fiend Evie (Rockin' Reads) for her upbeat yet insightful take on all things bookish and beyond. Here she chats about her fave middle grade books and reading lifestyle, plus the picture books and junior fiction she reads with her little sister. Evie also shares a little of her world through her Daily Dose segments.
Evie Bee on Instagram
Our newest team member, 10-year-old Evie, has a vibrant, engaged and fabulously fun Insta feed called Rockin' Reads, where she reviews a huge variety of books, and muses on our amazing children's book industry.

Meet The Illustrator Editor Katrin Dreiling on Instagram
Katrin Dreiling is an illustrator, author, mum of three and Golden Retriever wrestler. She loves to discover illustrator talents and showcases their work at KBR to spread the beauty. Find all this on Katrin’s Insta.

Regular Contributor & Video Reviewer Yvonne Mes on YouTube
Discover the who, what and why of each book and what makes it stand out. Find out whether it will fit in your home, early childhood centre or school library. See why the book will make a fantastic gift or why you should stop watching Youtube and share it with a child right now! Yvonne is a published children’s author and illustrator with over twenty years of experience as an early childhood professional.

More coming soon...