Josh Langley takes a uniquely simple approach to kids’ well-being. His books and workshops are delightful reminders to focus on the things that really matter in life.
It’s Ok to be different
All our feelings are OK
No-one is perfect
We all make mistakes.
Life has its ups and downs
It’s Ok to cry
Be wildly creative
You are loved
You are enough.
Ground-breaking and refreshingly uncomplicated, Josh’s life affirming messages resonate with both kids and parents alike. His books have received rave reviews from kid’s book reviewers, child psychologists and parents. Josh’s most recent book It’s OK to Feel The Way You Do, won 2018 ABIA Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year.
Apart from writing and illustrating, Josh has developed mental and emotional well-being workshops for kids. He takes these to schools, libraries and community centres.
When you feel a little different
Kids of all backgrounds have been drawn to Josh’s books especially those on the Autism spectrum, with ADHD, Dyslexia, learning difficulties, anxiety and depression and those who generally feel like they don’t quite fit in.
“My daughter is very sensitive and is often overwhelmed by her feelings, leading to a lot of crying. I asked her what she thought of this book. She said, “I like how it talks about feelings and it is OK to feel like that. It made me feel happy.” I highly recommend this book for everyone–parents, children, schools, public libraries–anyone or anyplace that involves feelings!”
– Kid’s Book Review.
“There is a little man in my life with some sensory issues and on the spectrum, this ‘blue book’ has become a constant source of inspiration for him, helping him to cope and manage every situation, when anxiety strikes at such a tender age, this very important ‘blue book’ has been able to facilitate an answer and solutions for him to deconstruct his emotions and move on with the rest of his day. You are empowering tender little people. So important.”
– Julie (Carer)
From high school failure to award winning author and illustrator
Josh Langley was told he would amount to nothing in life, having failed high school (twice) and being unemployed for several years. But that didn’t stop Josh from becoming an award-winning radio copywriter and award-winning author. His quirky and inspirational books have inspired thousands of people of all ages around the world and helped them to see life from an entirely new perspective. Read more about Josh
Find Your Creative Mojo – Out Now! (Josh’s new book for adults)
Josh’s new book, Find Your Creative Mojo: How to overcome fear, procrastination and self-doubt to express your true self combines his unique philosophy on life with real world experiences, practical exercises and healthy dose of humour so that you can find your creative voice.
Review from Writing WA
“Find Your Creative Mojo”, Josh Langley (Big Sky Publishing)
“Josh Langley is an award-winning author who uses his own journey to inspire anyone wishing to be more creative or make positive changes in their life. It’s a deceptively easy read – composed of anecdotes, insights, illustrations and inspirational quotes – but the content is powerful. Go beyond fear, honour who you really are, daydream, collaborate, break the rules, think laterally, open your heart, give thanks, make space, enjoy the ride. A zesty, practical, and empowering book to dip into when the creative blahs hit.”
Dive deeper in to Find Your Creative Mojo.
National award winner
In May 2018, Josh’s second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do, won the Australian Book Industry Awards, Small Publisher’s Children’s Book of the year. (Josh is still celebrating)