great books for great children

Celapene Press was established in 2005 to promote emerging Australian authors. Our goal is to publish 2-3 great books for great children per year. We focus on stories that examine issues that today’s young readers can relate to as well as stories that entertain.

We publish junior and young adult fiction, the annual Short and Twisted anthology of short stories and poems and hold the annual Charlotte Duncan Award to raise money for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.