Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor have been announced as the inaugural Australian Children's Laureates, following in the footsteps of the successful UK and US laureate programs. The Laureate roles will bring more children to books and literacy ahead of the 2012 National Year of Reading.
Read more on Boori and Alison and the new Australian Children's Literature Alliance here:
Congratulations to Boori and Alison. Fine choices to champion the importance of reading, a skill needed now, in this information-drenched age, more than ever.