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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.
- If you're getting ready for Halloween, why not pick up a book to match? We've put together a list of some brilliant Halloween picture books featuring ghosts, witches, pumpkins and more: https://t.co/ihEUCIFY7c Pic: Rebecca Green https://t.co/8YkccGkecg 14 minutes ago
- Are you getting a pumpkin for Halloween? We're giving you the chance to win a lovely book following the growth of a squash from when it's just a little seed - all the way up to when it's plump and ready for carving! Find out how you could win here: https://t.co/tFVBKBaaIA https://t.co/P6kOp5vp2G 1 hour ago
- There are so many books out there that we know it might be a bit overwhelming! So every month, we choose our favourite titles for children and young people - check out October's choices here: https://t.co/wwhGlIiFji https://t.co/B8sREnBasc 2 hours ago