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Launch of the Australian Children’s Laureate 2024 – 2025


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Celebrate the new Australian Children’s Laureate, the ambassador for Australian children's literature nationally and on the world stage.

Watch the live-stream here from 11am Tuesday 20 February

About the Event

Join the Australian Children Laureate’s Foundation for a livestreamed morning of performances, readings and creative activities to celebrate the program launch of the newly appointed Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 and 2025: writer and illustrator Sally Rippin.

The Australian Children’s Laureate embraces the transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. A national and international ambassador for Australian children’s literature, the Laureate is appointed on a biennial basis, and selected from our country’s leading authors and/or illustrators. Gabrielle Wang, the outgoing Laureate, called her appointment her ‘greatest honour’.


Presented in partnership with the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation 


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Wheeler Education

Wheeler Education encourages creativity and critical thinking on a range of issues, offering a range of events that prioritises the voices and experiences of young people – on the stage, and off. In our dynamic and interactive events, we’ll hear from young people about the challenges facing them right now, we’ll equip them with the skills they need to participate in important public conversations and, most of all, we’ll celebrate their passions, their ideas, and their stories.


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Sally Rippin

Sally is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 – 2025. She is Australia’s highest-selling female author and has written over 100 books for children and young adults, many of them award-winning, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the Polly and Buster tr... Read more

Eliza Hull

Eliza Hull is an award-winning musician, writer and disability advocate. Eliza is a disabled woman, with a physical disability ‘Charcot Marie Tooth.’ Eliza is the editor and creator of the book We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents. She has been a guest on The Today Show, The Drum, ABC N... Read more

Chris Kennett

Chris Kennett has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil (or so his mum says). But professionally, he’s has been creating quirky characters for just over 20 years

Together, we can change the conversation.

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