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Leigh Hobbs is the new Australian Children's Laureate

Leigh Hobbs, best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet has today been announced as the Australian Children's Laureate for 2016 – 2017. His subversive humour has delighted … READ MORE

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Jackie French, Ann James and Ann Haddon honoured on Australia Day

The Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA) is thrilled that its former Australian Children's Laureate, Jackie French, together with founding ACLA board member Ann James and Victorian sub-committee member Ann Haddon, have been recognised for their service to children's literature on … READ MORE

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The new Laureate will be announced in February 2016

We know you're busy with Christmas preparations and end-of-year break-ups but we want to quickly let you know that in early next year we'll be announcing the new Australian Children's Laureate for 2016/2017. There is going to be a lot of excitement around … READ MORE