Welcome to our

House of Larrikins

Hey there and welcome to our House of Larrikins! As the owner of Learning Discovery, one of Australia’s largest children’s 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 reluctant readers over my career, to create our new publishing imprint Larrikin House. We’re passionately committed to creating quirky, edgy, 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 that kids love to read over and over. With new submissions coming in daily, watch this space for some great emerging Aussie talent. 

Learning Discovery & Larrikin House

An Exciting Culmination

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 hybrid of our own published titles, and the large curated range of books that we source from the world’s best children’s publishers. Our mega nav in the store is designed to make life super easy for educators to find what they need quickly.

In 2021 we launched Larrikin Book Fairs and Larrikin Ambassadors. 
In 2022 keep an eye out for Larrikins Out Loud (Author agency), Larrikin Kids Literary Festivals, School of Larrikins, and... if you pester me enough, or I don’t die from exhaustion, maybe Larrikin Book Club.

I hope you love our books as much as we do. 

Cheers, James Layton, Owner / Publisher