From Morris Gleitzman - 14th June 2019

Sorry about my absence from the newsletter over the last couple of months. To explain, may I refer you to my laureate calendar, in particular Mostly Not Squashed May. I called it that to celebrate the power of stories to … READ MORE

The inaugural Australian Children's Laureate Summit

Here's a video highlighting day two of the inaugural Australian Children's Laureate Summit at the Sydney Opera House in collaboration with the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People. 100 children had the honour of a workshop with all five … READ MORE

Meet Morris Gleitzman

In this short film by Story Box Library, get up close and personal with the fascinating, talented and very funny Morris Gleitzman - the new Australian Children’s Laureate!

Australian Children's Laureate Foundation

The Australian Children's Literature Alliance (ACLA) is changing its name. We will now be known as the Australian Children's Laureate Foundation (ACLF). Our website and contact details will be updated shortly to reflect the new name, which more clearly identifies … READ MORE

All over Australia

Morris Gleitzman was hard to miss when the media embargo was lifted at a minute past midnight on Monday 12 February. By breakfast time he was everywhere. By mid-morning the Australian Children’s Laureate announcement was trending on Twitter and flooding … READ MORE

State Library of New South Wales hosts Laureate launch

Morris Gleitzman spoke about his passion to expand opportunities for young people to ‘experience the magic of reading’ when the State Library of New South Wales hosted the official launch of the Australian Children's Laureate.   Ron Gorman, the chair … READ MORE

Hello.

Hello. I'm delighted, honoured and excited to be your new children's laureate. Delighted because for thirty years I've seen what reading can do for young people and I want to spread the word. Like you, I wish that every young … READ MORE

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

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