We are thrilled that Ursula Dubosarsky has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21.

Ursula is the author of over 60 books for children, including novels, picture and illustrated books, non-fiction books and a play. Three of her books have been adapted into plays, and many of her titles have won or been shortlisted for numerous national literary awards.

Thirty years after the publication of her first book, she will now embark on a two-year term as the Australian Children’s Laureate, travelling the country to raise awareness of the important role reading and storytelling should play in the lives of children.

Visit the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation website for further information.

Reading Australia has a primary unit of work for the picture book, The Terrible Plop, and a secondary unit of work for The Red Shoe, a novel for older readers.