Little Book Press

Little Book Press (LBP) is the publishing house of Raising Literacy Australia. LBP specialises in the production of high quality books for babies and young children and works with Australian authors and illustrators to commission new titles for young readers.

We are privileged to have the opportunity to support the development and growth of a child through the sharing of stories. We know that a well written book — whether fiction or nonfiction —has the ability to capture a child’s imagination. Not every child can visit a farm, ride on a tractor, walk with the dinosaurs, or fly an aeroplane, however a picture book can immerse a child in that experience.

We are very excited to continue exploring the narrative that is Raising Literacy Australia, and look forward to sharing a wonderful world of stories from the Little Book Press.

Visit the Little Book Press website to purchase our titles, submit a manuscript for consideration or get in touch with the publishing team.

NEW in 2018 – Author and Illustrator Mentoring Initiative

If you are an emerging children’s author or illustrator, then we are looking for you! Our new mentoring initiative, in partnership with the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, will help kick-start your career in children’s publishing.

Successful applicants will be mentored by established writers and illustrators and gain valuable experience across all facets of book production and a publishing contract and royalties in line with Australian publishing industry standards.  Upon completion of mentoring, artists’ works will be published by Little Book Press and distributed to over 21,000 children across South Australia.

The key objectives of the project are to:

  • Provide professional development and employment opportunities for emerging picture book authors and illustrators
  • Support emerging artists to develop their artistic practices and create new audiences for their work and
  • Provide employment opportunities for established authors and illustrators in a mentoring role.

Entry is FREE and open to South Australian residents aged 18 years and over that have NOT published a children’s picture book.  Applications will open Monday 6 August 2018 and close Friday 5  October 2018.

Find out more and apply online at