In this section
Everything you need to know about the laureateship and the current children's author in the role, Cressida Cowell.
Cressida Cowell is the number one bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.
Would you like to see Cressida Cowell and the former Waterstones Children's Laureates? If so, why not head along to one of a number of events this year.
Take a look at our League of Laureates: ten star authors and illustrators who have previously held the role.
Find out about everyone who supports the Waterstones Children's Laureate and makes the role possible.
Now it's 2019, we've reached a milestone: this year is the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureate. Don't miss out on all the celebrations...
Celebrating 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureate
This year, in 2019, we've reached a milestone: it is the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureateship in the UK.
Laureate news and blogs
Fun activity sheets to try
Draw your dragon, give it a name and then those all-important vital statistics!
Colour in Hiccup and the headband and make your own crown to wear proudly!
Lots of game and activity suggestions to hold a fun How To Train Your Dragon event in y...
Colour in Emily Brown and her toy rabbit: perfect for younger fans of Cressida Cowell.
Collect lost and endangered words! Can you match these words with their meanings?
Laureate news on Twitter
- And we love dragons too - more dragons for all! 🐉🐉🐉 #ChildrensLaureate https://t.co/4fcd07RA21 3 days ago
- RT @Booktrust: Christmas can be hard for children who are vulnerable or in care, but just one book could brighten a child's Christmas and b… 13 days ago
- RT @clpe1: Celebrate the one year anniversary of the #LiteracyLibrary with us this month! Join us for our next #LiteracyLibraryPresents ev… 13 days ago
- Sunday mode. Insert a book for accurate footage of bookworms on Sundays. https://t.co/aI59980eaD 14 days ago
- We've got your back when it's raining cats and dogs out there and you're in need of some fun activities to keep everyone entertained... and this is where our #ChildrensLaureate resources come in! The hours will just fly by... https://t.co/fqdFYk9Jto https://t.co/E9MhKWhGDV 15 days ago