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Leigh Hobbs

  • 5 stars across 28 books
    Leigh Hobbs was born in Melbourne, grew up in Bairnsdale and has lived and worked in Sydney, Sale and London. He is an artist who works across a wide range of mediums, as well as writing and illustrating his children's books. Many of his cartoons have appeared in the Melbourne Age newspaper. He is best known, though, for his children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig and Mr Chicken, as well as the Freaks and their teachers in 4F for Freaks and Freaks Ahoy. Old Tom has been adapted into an extremely popular TV series. Leigh has three times been shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award (for Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Horrible Harriet and Old Tom's Holiday) and his books have won every major children's choice award in Australia.Leigh is Australia's Children's Laureate for 2016 and 2017.
    11th September 2014

    Mr. Chicken Lands on London

    From the creator of the much-loved Mr Chicken Goes to Paris comes another madcap adventure - this time it's London and... More

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    1st May 2004

    It's True! Your Hair Grows 15 Kilometres a Year (3)

    Psst! It's true! This is the best book on HAIR you'll ever read!Did you know a single strand of hair can show that you'v... More

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    5th July 2010

    Hooray for Horrible Harriet

    High up in her room, Harriet is adding the final touches to her secret recipe, when BOOM, the smoke clears and Mr Chicke... More

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    1st April 2003

    Old Tom's Holiday

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    28th May 2014

    The Big Book of Old Tom

    LEIGH HOBBS: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2016-17Angela Throgmorton lives alone and likes it that way. One day she fi... More

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    1st July 2012

    Horrible Harriet's Inheritance

    LEIGH HOBBS: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2016-17In this story you will see how Horrible Harriet obtains her rightful... More

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    1st June 2005

    Old Tom

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    3rd May 2010

    Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty

    Angela Throgmorton adores Old Tom, although she feels there's room for improvement. So she buys him a book, The Big Book... More

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    1st November 1994

    Old Tom

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    1st March 2011

    Mr Badger and the Difficult Duchess

    LEIGH HOBBS: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2016-17Mr Badger is used to dealing with guests good and bad. But one day -... More

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