About Me

Kathleen Humble  is a writer and homeschooling mum with ADHD in Australia to two wonderful twice-exceptional children: C aka Canary, after Canary Wharf; and J aka Jubilee,after the Jubilee Blim, a small, fast bus. In a past life, she was also  a mathematician, computer programmer,  and a children’s entertainer.

Yellow Readis combines two of her great passions: writing and advocating for homeschooling gifted/2E children.

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Image: Blank book and pen and vase with rosemary

Kathleen’s Other Publications

She has a book with GHF Press on Gifted Myths  available now!

She is also working on her next book, “Cloud and the Blue Whale” through a Write-Ability Fellowship in 2018 with Writers Victoria.

Kathleen’s work has also been featured in ‘The Mighty‘:

In Otherways Magazine:

In the Victorian Writer 2019 February-March Issue, “Doing it for the Kids

And on the HEN website:

She has also done talks for the Gifted Support Network on

  • Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Myths‘,
  • Blended, Multi-level Learning for Gifted and 2e Children‘.
 Yellow Readis logo, a hand drawn yellow owl

On the Origins of Yellow Readis

If you were wondering, the name Yellow Readis has its origins in two stories.

Yellow, as a child, was always the boot-colour of puss-in-boots. It didn’t matter that every picture had him in red or green or brown. He will always be in bright yellow boots in my mind’s eye. He is magic, brave, courageous and not afraid of telling a tall tale.

Readis is the name of one of my creations. He is a small, lovable owl, who is always anxious, loves to follow rules and is very easily flustered. But he is always brimming over with enthusiasm, particularly when he has a chance to learn and read. I have many adventures written about Readis tucked away in a cupboard. But he lives in my head, more often than not.

This little owl doll was a gift from my sister
This little Readis doll was a gift from my sister.

So to me, the name Yellow Readis is about being courageous even when I feel afraid or anxious – to be willing to step outside my comfort zone and explore new ideas, and occasionally tell a tale or two.

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