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Lauren Child is crowned the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate.
Waterstones Children's Laureate
Author-illustrator Lauren Child is the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2017-19.
The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.
Lauren Child is a multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of characters such as Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola.
In this section
Everything you need to know about the laureateship and the current author-illustrator in the role, Lauren Child.
Lauren Child is a multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over: creator of characters Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola.
Take a look at our League of Laureates: nine star authors and illustrators who have previously held the role.
Everyone who supports the Waterstones Children's Laureate and makes the role possible.
Laureate news and blogs
Fun activity sheets to try
Colouring sheet with images taken from Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child.
Spot the difference activity with images taken from by Lauren Child.
Word search based on by Lauren Child.
Colouring sheet with images taken from I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child.
Laureate news on Twitter
- Bored? Colour in Charlie and Lola https://t.co/QJziGDjhI7 here! 2 days ago
- RT @Booktrust: We love this photo of Lauren Child and @QuentinBlakeHQ from their @Telegraph interview! @UKLaureate https://t.co/lYxSmoRigs… 4 days ago
- Chris Riddell @chrisriddell50 wrote on his time as Waterstones Children's Laureate before he passed on the baton… https://t.co/vDo9W9SqCd 4 days ago