• NEW RELEASE

    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.

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  • 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

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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

Jane Eyre at the NSW Art Gallery on Remembrance Day

Jane Eyre at the NSW Art Gallery on Remembrance Day

A pause to remember There was a minute’s silence during the talk I attended at the Art Gallery, NSW to hear a talk on the talented Bronte family. On this auspicious date, I was glad to have a moment to remember so many young men and women who gave their live s. I’m sure people ...

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Old and new gems now available on Booktopia

Old and new gems now available on Booktopia

We’re pleased to let you know Booktopia is listing Libby Hathorn’s current and backlisted books with brand new covers on her e-books. You can find them here. As well as recent novels like Eventual Poppy Day and Firesong, some of Libby’s old favourites are now available again, such as:  The Painter – an encounter with the ...

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Lady Cutler Award Dinner

Lady Cutler Award Dinner

Lady Cutler Award, 2016 Lady Cutler is a significant award, run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. What a lovely atmosphere at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, with so many of my friends and acquaintances in children’s literature present. Among them at my table, Deborah Abela, Christopher Cheng and Bini, Libby Gleeson and Margaret Wild. ...

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A Glimpse into Libby Hathorn’s Library