Libby Gleeson

Libby Gleeson AM has published over 30 popular, highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, been shortlisted for 13 CBCA Awards, and won three. Libby has been a teacher and lecturer and contributes regularly to national conferences. She chaired the Australian Society of Authors from 1999-2001, and in 2007 was awarded membership to the Order of Australia. She won the 2011 Dromkeen Medal, awarded for contributions to children's literature.

Books by Libby Gleeson

The Cleo Stories 2: A Friend and a Pet

Published: November 2015

In this delightful companion to The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present, Cleo comes up with ingenious ways to make a new friend and find a pet.

The Cleo Stories 1: The Necklace and the Present

Published: October 2014

Meet Cleo, a little girl with a big imagination - a memorable character created by children's book legends Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood.


Published: May 2012

A gripping mystery unfolds in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone that leaves a young girl unable to remember her name or where she comes from . Vivid, compelling writing from popular, multi-award winning author Libby Gleeson.

I Am Thomas

Published: May 2011

An inspiring, thought-provoking picture book about finding your way in the world, from the award-winning creators of The Great Bear and An Ordinary Day.

Mahtab's Story

Published: May 2008

The vivid and compelling story of a young girl fleeing Afghanistan with her family and their journey to Australia. Inspired by a true story.

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