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Check out these wonderful illustrations by Lauren Child

Lauren Child's funny and fantastic illustrations are a big reason why her books are so loved - just take a look for yourself.
Posted June 7, 2017
Check out these wonderful illustrations by Lauren Child

Lauren Child becomes the tenth Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Lauren Child, the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, has today been crowned the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate. Lauren Child, artist and author-illustrator of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice...
Posted June 7, 2017
Lauren Child becomes the tenth Waterstones Children’s Laureate

See Chris Riddell in his final event as Children's...

Here's your chance to join Chris Riddell for a free drop-in day of drawing, before we announce the new Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2017-19. For his final event as Waterstones...
Posted May 17, 2017
See Chris Riddell in his final event as Children's Laureate

Lovely sketch for Bath, Book, Bed

This sweet drawing in support of our Bath, Book, Bed message was created effortlessly by Chris Riddell on a visit to the BookTrust offices earlier this week.
Posted April 26, 2017
Lovely sketch for Bath, Book, Bed

11 towns, 48 schools, 1,500 children

It was a busy November for Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell who has been travelling across the North West of England meeting children, teachers and librarians on his laureate school...
Posted December 14, 2016
11 towns, 48 schools, 1,500 children

Chris Riddell to talk about love of libraries in...

The Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell will be meeting over 1,500 children and school librarians across the north west of England this November. His tour starts in Blackpool on 15 November,...
Posted November 9, 2016
Chris Riddell to talk about love of libraries in Laureate tour

Chris Riddell scores first-ever Kate Greenaway Medal hat-trick

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration for the third time, with the children's book The Sleeper and the Spindle. The book, written by Neil...
Posted June 20, 2016
Chris Riddell scores first-ever Kate Greenaway Medal hat-trick

What happens when two laureates meet for the first...

Authors Chris Riddell and Eoin Colfer met up recently to chat about storytelling - and it seems they have a lot in common (besides both being a children's laureate).
Posted May 9, 2016
What happens when two laureates meet for the first time

Children's Laureate gets a Gold Blue Peter Badge

Yesterday, Children's Laureate and award-wining illustrator and writer Chris Riddell received a Gold Blue Peter badge on World Book Day. Chris, one of Britain's best-loved children's illustrators, follows in the...
Posted March 4, 2016
Children's Laureate gets a Gold Blue Peter Badge

See Chris Riddell discuss 'Creativity in the Digital Age'

Chris Riddell will be hosting an Inspiring Creativity in the Digital Age talk in January at The Old Vic. The Children's Laureate will be in discussion after a production of...
Posted December 17, 2015
See Chris Riddell discuss 'Creativity in the Digital Age'
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