Butterfly, We're Expecting You

    Libby Hathorn's latest picture book is here!
    Come and explore your backyard.
    Who knows what you'll find?
    A butterfly, a frog, a bird...maybe even a dinosaur!

    Look inside Butterfly, We're Expecting You

    A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy

    A young soldier far from home, a boy orphaned by war, and the stray dog that brings them together.

    A powerful story of the Somme from one of Australia’s most acclaimed children’s authors with memorable illustrations by Phil Lesnie.

    Preview A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy >
  • New Release: Incredibilia

    Imagination gone wild!

    Libby Hathorn invites you to pore over these pages where Gaye Chapman’s magical illustrations welcome you into the world of Incredibilia.

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Welcome to my world of stories and writing. I hope you’ll find it inspiring.
- Libby Hathorn

Featured Titles

My books are written across a range of ages from picture book to novel.

I’m often asked about inspiration and the process of writing. Here are some of my Golden Rules for gathering ideas and enjoying writing poetry and stories.

My Golden Rules

Recent Posts

Novel in Development: Asylum

Miracles do happen – or incredible coincidences anyway. Working on the second part of my novel Asylum, I needed contact with Syrian refugees to gain more insight into their plight. I wanted to talk one to one if possible. As luck would have it, I met someone at an airport in Hanoi whose young doctor daughter ...

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Virtual Writers’ Festival

The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts and Thomas Keneally Centre, as part of virtual writer’s festival, have just filmed me talking about my work at Berkelouw Books, Paddington. All in one take ! I think it went well. Watch below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ6hnYfUufE  

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I’ve just become a Friend of Balmain Public Library and I am their Poetry Ambassador for 2018! I’m very much looking forward to it!

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A Glimpse into Libby Hathorn’s Library