Kate and Jol Temple

Kate and Jol are internationally award-winning children’s book authors. Their hilarious history inspired book, Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers the Third Grade was selected as Honour Book for Children’s Book Council of Australia and inspired the popular series Yours Troolie Alice Toolie. Their picture book Room on Our Rock won the 2020 Charlotte Huck award and has been translated into 22 languages. It is an allegory about empathy and refugees and can be read front-to-back or back-to-front for a very different perspective. Their new picture book is about a bird that is close to every child’s heart (and lunch box) it is called BIN CHICKEN. Kate and Jol live in Sydney, Australia with their two sons. They regularly visit schools and writers’ festivals to talk ideas with young readers and writers. When they’re not writing, Kate pretends to play the piano and Jol makes little egg-carton shelters for his Star Wars characters.