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

Hello Purnululu

In late July 2016, Laureate Leigh Hobbs along with Ann James, illustrator, author and friend, travelled about 4,000 kilometres to spend a week with students at Purnululu School in Western Australia's Kimberley region. Here's what they got up to. Leigh … READ MORE

Off we go!

It’s impossible to go everywhere in a year, but that won’t stop Leigh Hobbs from trying.   In 2017 the Australian Children’s Laureate continues to spread the message of creativity, discovering the world through books, and the importance of libraries. … READ MORE

At the end of 2016

Thanks to everyone who has come out to events, and to those who have help present them. The Australian Children’s Literature Alliance is just that – the alliance of organisations working together to promote reading, creativity and books for young … READ MORE

Leigh Hobbs: Distinguished Alumni Award

On Wednesday evening, October 26, Leigh Hobbs, acclaimed artist, author and esteemed Australian Children’s Laureate, was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, at an impressive ceremony at Monash University. The tribute, read aloud, was a memorable … READ MORE

The Early Childhood Australia National Conference

The Early Childhood Australia National Conference was held at the Darwin Convention Centre from October 5 to 8. What a great experience it turned out for me, to participate, as both Children’s Laureate and artist and author at The Early … READ MORE

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