Lesley Gibbes, Presenter
Lesley Gibbes is an internationally published children’s author of 11 books for children.
Her books include the hilarious, internationally published chapter book series Fizz, illustrated by Stephen Michael King (CBCA Notable Book, Younger Readers) and picture books Scary Night (CBCA Honour Book, Early Childhood), Little Bear’s First Sleep (CBCA Notable Book, Early Childhood), Bring A Duck, Quick As A Wink Fairy Pink, Fluke and Bouncing Bouncing Little Joeys.
In 2015 she was awarded Early Childhood Book of the Year, Honour Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia for her debut picture book, Scary Night.
Her chapter book series Fizz has been published in the US, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, France and Iran. The first book in the series, Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts was awarded CBCA Notable Book for Younger Readers in 2017.
In 2019, Lesley launches two new picture books, Three Little Mermaids and Searching for Cicadas and the big book release of the award-winning picture book, Fluke.
Lesley has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney and 16 years teaching experience in Primary Education.
Lesley teaches Writing Chapter Books for 6-9 year olds.