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Australian Children's Laureate 2018-2019: Morris Gleitzman

In 2008, The Australia Children’s Literature Alliance was formed as an independent and not-for-profit organisation that champions and promotes “the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians.” The ACLA is inclusive, representing the spectrum of the field of children’s and young adult literature. 357 more words


Creating the Commons with Lauren Child

I began homeschooling my daughter this year, escaping the stress of SATs test madness of year 6. It’s not something we ever planned to do, and it is by turns exhilarating and overwhelming. 225 more words

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We meet... Waterstones Children's Laureate Lauren Child

She’s won the Nestle Book Prize for her writing, the Kate Greenaway Medal for her illustrations and been awarded an MBE for services to literature. 1,497 more words

The final Goth Girl!

The Goth Girl series of books is extremely popular in our school library, so the excitement of a new release has been palpable!

The new book sees Ada Goth solving another spooky mystery with her friends from the ‘attic’ club, all during a music festival being held at Ghastly-Gorm Hall. 53 more words

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The Children's Laureate, Lauren Child - a Fantastic Appointment

I meant to write this post as soon as I heard that Lauren Child had been appointed as the new Children’s Laureate, but end-of-year exams got in the way! 265 more words

Aussie News and Views - Children's Laureates


There has been a Children’s Laureate in Australia since 2008. The position is currently held by the illustrator and author, Leigh Hobbs. The first ever UK children’s laureate was… 454 more words