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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.
In 2019, we reached a milestone: the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureate. Here's what we did to celebrate!
Celebrating 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureate
In 2019, we reached a milestone: 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...
Add a splash of colour to Emily Brown and her rabbit - perfect for younger fans of Cres...
Collect lost and endangered words! Can you match these words with their meanings?
Laureate news on Twitter
- Happy Friday! We hope you're all looking forward to @CressidaCowell's Summer Camp next week. There's going to be oodles of creative fun to be had with Cressida and some of her author and illustrator friends. Find out the details here: https://t.co/BRDaoDndUI #CressidaSummerCamp 3 days ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Hello parents, teachers, librarians, next week @BookTrust and I are holding a Creativity Summer Camp to encourage creat… 3 days ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Next FRIDAY at the FREE Creativity Summer Camp the BRILLIANT @EoinColfer @sharnajackson @patricelawrence and @simon_fra… 4 days ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Calling all parents, children, teachers, librarians! Starting next Monday @Booktrust and are holding a FREE Creativity… 4 days ago
- RT @thebookseller: "I hope that my Summer Camp can bring the benefits of creativity to children all over the UK, as well as showcase a vita… 5 days ago