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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

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

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

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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