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The Duchess of Cornwall hosts celebratory tea for Waterstones Children’s Laureate 20th anniversary

The Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a tea at Clarence House yesterday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, which is awarded once every two years to an eminent children’s bookwriter or illustrator to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.

Meet who's judging the Blue Peter Book Awards for its 20th anniversary

TV presenter and actress Meryl Fernandes joins an impressive judging panel for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards.

Leeds City Council and BookTrust sign exciting partnership to launch the Leeds Year of Reading

BookTrust donates more than £1 million in books over three years as Leeds City Council officially launches the Leeds Year of Reading.

We are hosting a Twitter party! Join us for the chance to win a fantastic prize

As part of Time to Read this year we are hosting a Twitter party to talk about children’s mental health and wellbeing and the connection with reading.

New BookTrust research shows half of children in the UK don’t discuss their mental health and wellbeing with their parents

Reading together can help children share their worries as BookTrust gifts over 700,000 books to reception-age children across England

New BookTrust Writer in Residence, Cerrie Burnell, to share the magic of storytelling

Cerrie Burnell, best known for her work on CBeebies and author of Harper and the Sea of Secrets and The Girl With the Shark’s Teeth, among many other books, has been appointed our new online Writer in Residence.

Calling all Reception classes in Wales… The Pori Drwy Stori explorers need your help!

In September 2019, BookTrust Cymru are launching a competition to name the Pori Drwy Stori explorers. All Reception classes in Wales can enter the name the explorers competition to win books for their school!

New Caru Canu series helps children in Wales sing and rhyme

Twt Productions’ latest series, Caru Canu (Love to Sing) kicks off on S4C’s pre-school service, Cyw. The series was developed in partnership with BookTrust Cymru and Mudiad Meithrin.

Michael Rosen unveils the hilarious books on the Lollies Awards 2020 shortlist

Discover the 12 books that have been nominated this year, including titles by David Walliams, Sophy Henn and Greg James and Chris Smith.

Patrice Lawrence, Chitra Soundar and more stars join BookTrust Represents' first training events

BookTrust Represents announces the details of its first ever training events for writers and illustrators of colour, to be held in Bradford and London in September 2019.

Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards unveils 2019 shortlist in fiercest competition yet

Discover the shortlist for the 2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards, celebrating brilliant titles across five categories.

Cressida Cowell announced as new Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Cressida Cowell, the international bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, has today been crowned the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2019–2021.

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