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Waterstones Children's Laureate
Find out everything that's going on with the 11th Waterstones Children's Laureate, Cressida Cowell, as she takes on the job from 2019-22.
- We've had such a great time Reading Aloud Around the World for #CressidaSummerCamp - thanks for joining us, and we hope you had fun too! Tomorrow is all about writing and there is SUCH a special line-up for you... we can't wait! 📝 https://t.co/sNyruIkyrI https://t.co/xOeTl4mmxF 1 hour ago
- Hooray! We're very excited to meet @ManonSikkel, the Children's Laureate for the Netherlands as part of #CressidaSummerCamp! 🇳🇱 Join Manon as she reads us her brilliant book Secret Agent Grandma - what would you do if YOUR nan was a spy?! 😮 https://t.co/eTFVjFArdj https://t.co/Yu9KjVHBzJ 2 hours ago
- Secondary schools! It's not too late to sign up for #MyBookbuzz and give your Year 7/8 students the chance to choose one of these amazing books to keep - we don't want anyone to miss out, so we've extended registration. Find out more and sign up here: https://t.co/qLBcAgRxvG https://t.co/H8neNHJJKm 2 hours ago