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. 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


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

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