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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'

Children draw the human rights they love the most

Chris Riddell has illustrated a little picture book with the big task of asking children to think about their freedoms and rights. Published by Amnesty International, My Little Book of...
Posted December 4, 2015
Children draw the human rights they love the most

Chris Riddell's Doodle-a-Day

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has released his fun picture/activity book entitled Doodle-a-Day. The new title will be great for doodlers and features step-by-step guides, colouring in and story starters. The...
Posted October 27, 2015
Chris Riddell's Doodle-a-Day

Have a great big cuddle with two Children's Laureates!

Enjoy a book written by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and illustrated by current Children’s Laureate Chis Riddell. A collection of beautifully illustrated new poems for toddlers, preschoolers, and anyone...
Posted September 10, 2015
Have a great big cuddle with two Children's Laureates!

Check in with the Laureate

Since becoming Children’s Laureate in June, Chris Riddell has been very busy fulfilling his Laureate Five Point Plan: The Laureate Log – daily drawings posted online Words Need Pictures –...
Posted September 9, 2015
Check in with the Laureate

The Young Adult Literature Convention 2015 in 3 words

The Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) took place 17-19 July as part of the London Film and Comic Com 2015. We asked authors, bloggers and YA fans to try and...
Posted July 23, 2015
The Young Adult Literature Convention 2015 in 3 words
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