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Leigh Hobbs is the new Australian Children’s Laureate

Author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate! The role of the Australian Children’s Laureate is to promote the importance of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.

Hobbs is known as the creator of such iconic characters as Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet and over the p…

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Our children’s and YA top ten bestsellers of the week

Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Starting School by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker Alice-Miranda to the Rescue by Jacqueline Harvey Adam Spencer’s Enormous Book of Numbers by Adam Spencer Grandpa’s Great Escape b…

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Our top ten bestsellers of the week

Credlin & Co: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself by Aaron Patrick My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me by Barry Jones A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara The Moroc

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