Jan Pieńkowski, the award-winning Polish-born author and illustrator, famous for his ic...
'It never occurred to me that I'd do anything else': BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jan Pienkowski on a life in books 09/05/2019
The legendary Jan Pieńkowski looks back over his incredible career after winning the Bo...
'He reaches the child in all of us': Authors and illustrators pay tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jan Pienkowski 09/05/2019
Take a trip down memory lane as top authors and illustrators explain just why Jan Pienk...
Why so many famous authors love Jan Pienkowski
He's a pioneer of paper engineering and an exceptional storyteller, so it's no wonder that so many well-known names wanted to tell us why Jan Pienkowski is such a worthy winner.
See a list of Jan Pienkowski's books
Check out some of our favourite picture books by Jan Pienkowski.
Hear from Jan Pienkowski himself
Author Jan Pienkowski and his partner and collaborator David Walser reflect on decades of creating the much-loved children's books we know so well.
Former Lifetime Achievement Award winners
John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury, couple and one-time picture book collaborators, were the first-ever double BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award winners in 2018.
Raymond Briggs, author and illustrator of The Snowman and many other brilliant children's books, was awarded the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
Judith Kerr was the second winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, picking up the prize in 2016.
Shirley Hughes was the first ever winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, picking up the prize in 2015.
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 2019-21.
Get to know our Writer in Residence
Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Cerrie Burnell is best known for her work on CBeebies, and as author of 'Harper and the Sea of Secrets' among others.