Ursula Dubosarsky is the Australian Children's Laureate for 2020-2021

Congratulations to award-winning-author Ursula Dubosarsky who has been announced as the Australian Children's Laureate for 2020-2021.

Founded in 2012, the Laureateship is bestowed every two years on an outstanding writer or illustrator of children’s books. Ursula Dubosarsky succeeds Morris Gleitzman (2018–2019), and previous Laureates Alison Lester, Boori Monty Pryor, Jackie French, and Leigh Hobbs.

The theme for Ursula Dubosarsky’s two-year term as Australian Children’s Laureate is Read For Your Life.  “My intention wherever I go as Laureate over the next two years is to make an inspiring call to children, parents, teachers everyone to encourage children to join their local library and get their own library card. To create a generation of readers – readers who will continue to read their whole life long – children need access to a lot of books, all kind of books,  more books than any one family or even school can every provide”, said Dubosarsky."

The Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA), a not for profit organisation founded in 2008, developed the Australian Children’s Laureate as an initiative to promote the importance of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.

Find out more at Australian Children's Laureate

Ask Hercules Quick

Published: October 2019

A hilarious and entertaining story about a boy who does a series of odd jobs for his eccentric neighbours, from the bestselling creators of The Terrible Plop.

Brindabella

Published: March 2018

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

The Blue Cat

Published: March 2017

From the multi-award-winning author of The Red Shoe comes a haunting story about a boy who can't - or won't - speak about his past in war-torn Europe, and his friendship with a young Australian girl.

Reindeer's Christmas Surprise

Published: October 2015

This distinctly Australian Christmas story about the joy of giving and the importance of family was created by the highly acclaimed picture book team of Ursula Dubosarsky and Sue deGennaro.

The Talkative Tombstone: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 6

Published: October 2014

Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives -- Coco Carlomagno, the easily startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

The Quivering Quavers: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 5

Published: August 2014

Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives -- Coco Carlomagno, the easily startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

The Dismal Daffodil: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 4

Published: April 2014

Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives - Coco Carlomagno, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

The Missing Mongoose: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 3

Published: June 2013

The third delightfully funny detective story and puzzle book for 6 to 8 year olds from a bestselling duo.

The Looming Lamplight: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 2

Published: May 2013

Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives - Coco Carlomagno, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

The Perplexing Pineapple: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 1

Published: April 2013

Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives - Coco Carlomagno, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

The Golden Day

Published: April 2011

A beautiful, haunting novel from the author of the multi-award-winning The Red Shoe. Set in 1967, and imbued with the atmosphere and psychological intrigue of Picnic at Hanging Rock.

The Red Shoe

Published: April 2006

From one of Australia's finest writers for young people comes this evocative novel juxtaposing the inner life of three girls, the undercurrents of their parents' marriage and the political dramas of the adult world.

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