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

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

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

This Is Not Goodbye

As Jackie French's laureateship winds up after a triumphant two-year reign, she writes about her time as the Australian Children's Laureate, reflecting on the people she has met, the places she has visited and the importance of books and literature for … READ MORE

Farewell to Jackie French

Late last month the ACLA ACT committee and members of the ACLA Board hosted a fabulous farewell and Afternoon Tea to thank Jackie French for her two year term as Australian Children’s Laureate. It was held at the National Library in Canberra … READ MORE

The HUSH Book

Authors and illustrators donated work to create a stunning book, The Hush Treasure Book, for the Hush Foundation, that creates happiness for kids in hospital and their families. The book, the organisers and the Hush Foundation are truly wonderful. The … READ MORE

CARE Schools

They call them CARE schools in WA, one of those constructed acronyms that tries to make a name that sounds like the words that each letter stands for. But this is the most perfect name for these schools. As part … READ MORE

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