Leigh Hobbs

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Leigh Hobbs, bestselling children’s author and illustrator, has just been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for the next two years.


Known for the children’s books he writes and illustrates, Leigh Hobbs is also an accomplished artist, painter and sculptor. Among the popular characters he has created as an author are Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, Mr Chicken, and most recently Mr Badger. Loved by children everywhere, the books are written with great humour.

In his role as Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs will promote the importance of reading, creativity and story in the lives of Australian children. He plans to “champion creative opportunities for children and highlight the essential role libraries play in nurturing our creative lives”.


Books by Leigh Hobbs are available at Leichhardt and Balmain libraries. Click here to access the catalogue.




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