Libby Gleeson

Libby Gleeson AM has published over 30 popular, highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, been shortlisted for 13 CBCA Awards, and won three. Libby has been a teacher and lecturer and contributes regularly to national conferences. She chaired the Australian Society of Authors from 1999-2001, and in 2007 was awarded membership to the Order of Australia. She won the 2011 Dromkeen Medal, awarded for contributions to children's literature.

Books by Libby Gleeson

The Cleo Stories Book Bag

Published: October 2017

A beautifully presented slipcase edition of two delightful books for early readers by an award-winning team.

The Cleo Stories 2: A Friend and a Pet

Published: October 2015

In this delightful companion to The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present, Cleo comes up with ingenious ways to make a new friend and find a pet.

The Cleo Stories 1: The Necklace and the Present

Published: September 2014

Meet Cleo, a little girl with a big imagination - a memorable character created by children's book legends Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood.


Published: May 2012

A gripping mystery unfolds in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone that leaves a young girl unable to remember her name or where she comes from . Vivid, compelling writing from popular, multi-award winning author Libby Gleeson.

Mahtab's Story

Published: May 2008

The vivid and compelling story of a young girl fleeing Afghanistan with her family and their journey to Australia. Inspired by a true story.

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