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Josie Layton
Primary Lower Years (Prep – 2) | Primary Middle Years (Years 3 – 4)

Josie Layton is a Melbourne girl who loves writing funny stories that sneak a little moral in. Trained as a beauty therapist but unable to paint nails to save herself, Josie would instead call herself an “inner beauty” therapist, whose sole purpose is to write stories that change the conversation about true beauty and body image. Now training as a counsellor and coach, she hopes to help people re-write their own personal stories too.

While Josie’s book is best suited to lower primary students, her book can also be adapted to workshops for all students, which include activities based around building self-esteem, positive body image and empathetic connections with classmates. 


Books by Josie Layton

Reggie Red

Best Suited 3-9 Years
With freckles and curls so big and so red, Reggie felt worried…’Just look at my head! Others have hair that is brown, blonde and flat, How can I make MY hair look like that?’ Reggie Red tells the story of a little girl who discovers that beauty is far more than what you see on the outside.

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