BookTrust’s press office provides accurate and up-to-the-minute news about BookTrust’s projects for journalists.

We provide information on the latest prizes and events, interviews with key BookTrust spokespeople and prize associates, images, statistics and evaluation.

For general press enquiries please email the team at To contact us directly please use the details below:

Sinead Gosai: Press Manager
T: 020 7801 8849

Emily Grigg: Press Officer
T: 020 7801 8848

For Children's Laureate enquiries, please contact Hannah McMillan.
T: 020 7361 7860

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Find out about Cressida Cowell

Find out everything that's going on with the 11th Waterstones Children's Laureate, Cressida Cowell, as she takes on the job from 2019-21.

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  • 'Picture books have a curious relationship with danger,' says Fierce Bad Rabbits author Clare Pollard - and she's not wrong! Should we protect children from scary stories... or use them as a chance to learn? Check out Clare's thoughts here: 2 hours ago
  • Every Child a Song is an utterly beautiful book from Nicola Davies and Marc Martin, celebrating the unique potential of every child (and reminding us to protect young people across the world). We have three copies up for grabs: 2 hours ago
  • What's the best way to get stories in front of young readers? There's some real food for thought in this piece by author Aisha Bushby about how much we could learn from games and social media... 3 hours ago
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