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Australian Children's Laureate Foundation

Australian Children's Laureate Foundation


The ACLF's vision is to enrich the lives of young Australians through the power of story. We cannot to do this without help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

The Australian Children's Laureate is an award presented every two years to one of Australia's pre-eminent children's authors/illustrators to celebrate their contribution to Australian literature. Our vision is to enrich children's lives through the power of story and develop a culture of reading in Australia.

The Laureate's role is to engage with kids, educators, the public and the media on the importance of reading.  During their appointment the Laureate acts as a national and international ambassador for reading, speaking on behalf of all creators and of the entire industry representing reading advocates, educators, librarians, booksellers and publishers.

The Australian Children’s Laureate is an initiative developed by the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF).

Author Ursula Dubosarsky is the 2020–2021 Australian Children's Laureate.

Previous laureates have been:

Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor (2012–13)
Jackie French (2014–15)
Leigh Hobbs (2016–17)
Morris Gleitzman (2018-19).

In the video below, listen to our current Australian Children's Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky, outline her thoughts on her role as Laureate in 2020-21



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