Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-2024 Joseph Coelho shares his BIG plans

Published on: 04 July 2022

We are so excited that Joseph Coelho has been named the brand new Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-2024 - and he has some BIG plans!

Check out what Joseph will be getting up to over the next two years:

Joseph Coelho shares what he'll be getting up to as Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-2024

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Bookmaker Like You

Showcasing a diversity of new talent within the book industry so that every child can see themselves as a bookmaker.

Poetry Prompts

Celebrating the power of poetry in all its forms, and showing the joy that writing, reading and performing poetry can bring.

Check out Poetry Prompts here

Library Marathon

Joseph's personal mission to join a library in every local authority in the UK, thus encouraging people to register with their local library and highlighting the vital role libraries play in inspiring a love of reading in young people.

We can't wait to join Joseph over the next two years as he gets stuck into his time as Waterstones Children's Laureate - all of these plans sound really exciting! 

Stay tuned on our website to keep up to date with everything Joseph is getting up to, and primary schools, look out for a special Poetry Prompts poster with your Great Books Guide this year!

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Discover Joseph's books

We've put together a list of some of our favourite books by Joseph Coelho - which one is your favourite?

Joseph Coelho celebrates

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