Leigh Hobbs is our new Australian Children's Laureate for 2016 to 2017.

Today was an exciting day for Leigh Hobbs. He has been announced as the Australian Children's Laureate for 2016 to 2017.

Those of us who have expereinced great enjoyment of his humour through books such as "Mr Chicken Goes to Paris" and "Horrible Harriet" are looking forward to a very special two years as he promotes the importance of reading.

Importantly for school libraries and public libraries everywhere, Leigh has said his aim is to champion creative opportunities for children, and to highlight the essential role libraries play in nurturing our creative lives.

This article in The Age has more details of Leigh's thoughts about the role of Australian Children's Laureate.

http://www.childrenslaureate.org.au/2016/02/leigh-hobbs-is-the-new-australian-childrens-laureate/

Download Leigh Hobbs' fabulous "It's Your Story" Calendar here. It has a different theme for every month of the year.

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