Children’s Laureate

hero1eCongratulations to Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor who are the recipients of the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate.

It’s an exciting time for Australian children’s literature at the moment; there’s the National Year of Reading (in 2012), Centre for Youth Literature’s 21st Birthday (in 2012) and the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate.

www.childrenslaureate.org.au

Saturday’s event can only be described as a smashing affair. The recipients wowed and awed the audience with their passion and fun for books. What is their main objective as Children’s Laureate recipients?

“Accepting the Laureate role together means we can reach more children, no matter where they may be in Australia, and double our focus on bringing children in this country into the circle of reading.” – Boori Monty Pryor

Anything that focuses people’s attention on the importance of reading & stories is a good thing.” – Alison Lester

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