NEW AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S LAUREATE ANNOUNCED

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Morris Gleitzman is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019. The theme for Morris Gleitzman’s two-year term will be Stories Make Us – Stories Create Our Future. “Young people need stories more than ever,” … READ MORE

Say hello, wave goodbye

After two hectic, passionate, fun, collaborative, adventurous years, Leigh Hobbs steps down as the Australian Children’s Laureate. Leigh was the fourth Laureate, following Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester (2102–13), and Jackie French (2014–15). The new Laureate will be announced on … READ MORE

Celebrating Leigh Hobbs Laureate

Please join us to celebrate Leigh Hobbs, Australian Children's Laureate, 2016-17! Yes – two years have flown by. This special event to thank Leigh will be held on the outdoor terrace at Allen & Unwin in Sydney. BOOK HERE.   … READ MORE

Raising the debate about school libraries

Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs has been out and about in the media over the past two weeks talking about school libraries and why we still need them. First stop was ABC News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland. … READ MORE

Australian Reading Hour 2017

On Thursday 14 September we'll be taking an hour out of our day to read a book and we encourage you to join us! The Australian Reading Hour is a new initiative to inspire people to pick up a book … READ MORE

Exhibition to tour Tasmania

From July to September Leigh Hobbs's art and writing will tour five Tasmanian libraries in a special exhibition produced by Books Illustrated.                                     … READ MORE

All Over Ireland

When Australia's Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs met Ireland's Laureate na nĂ“g illustrator PJ Lynch at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in April, PJ invited Leigh to visit Ireland for a brief tour. Leigh was going to England in May, so a … READ MORE

Supporting the Australian Children's Laureate

To deliver a program as big and as busy as the Australian Children's Laureate takes a huge amount of behind-the-scenes work. Funding received from the Australia Council and the Cultural Fund of the Copyright Agency meets immediate costs of the … READ MORE

Laureates gather in Bologna

Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the global meeting place for the children’s and YA publishing industry. Primarily a business-to-business event, there are also exciting events and exhibitions wrapped around the deal-making. Thanks to the Australian Publisher’s Association Children’s Publishing Committee, and … READ MORE

Call out to teacher-librarians, art and music teachers

Earlier this week on his Facebook page our Laureate Leigh Hobbs posted this call out to teacher-librarians. To say the response has been long and loud would be an understatement. Please visit Leigh's page if you would like to add … READ MORE

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