Congratulations to Leigh Hobbs, Australia's New Children's Laureate

Everyone involved with the Trust warmly congratulates brand new Children's Laureate 2016-17, author and illustrator, Leigh Hobbs.

Leigh enjoyed a Canberra-based fellowship, organised in partnership with the University of Canberra, in March 2007.

As part of his first year as Children's Laureate Leigh's message to young readers and writers is: It's your story - so tell it!
Visit for further information about Leigh's official travels and activities and for wonderful information about his life and work.