Cressida Cowell writes to readers to offer hope and reassurance during the coronavirus ...
Today, we're excited to announce the extension of Cressida Cowell’s tenure as Waterston...
#UnitedByBooks: Leading children’s reading organisations, authors and illustrators come together to support families at home 23/03/2020
Children’s reading organisations including BookTrust, Scottish BookTrust, Coram Beansta...
In this section
Everything you need to know about the laureateship and the current children's author in the role, Cressida Cowell.
Cressida Cowell is the number one bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.
Would you like to see Cressida Cowell and the former Waterstones Children's Laureates? If so, why not head along to one of a number of events this year.
Take a look at our League of Laureates: ten star authors and illustrators who have previously held the role.
Find out about everyone who supports the Waterstones Children's Laureate and makes the role possible.
In 2019, we reached a milestone: the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureate. Here's what we did to celebrate!
Celebrating 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureate
This year, in 2019, we've reached a milestone: it is the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureateship in the UK.
Laureate news and blogs
Fun activity sheets to try
Draw your dragon, give it a name and then those all-important vital statistics!
Colour in Hiccup and the headband and make your own crown to wear proudly!
Lots of game and activity suggestions to hold a fun How To Train Your Dragon event in y...
Add a splash of colour to Emily Brown and her rabbit - perfect for younger fans of Cres...
Collect lost and endangered words! Can you match these words with their meanings?
Laureate news on Twitter
- The best news about our wonderful former laureate @MichaelRosenYes ❤️🌈 https://t.co/Bn2ztstrmq 3 days ago
- This new book from former #ChildrensLaureate @chrisriddell50 will no doubt have a place on many bookshelves 🙌 https://t.co/z8HfdWj5ef 4 days ago
- Not strictly Laureate-related, but if you fancy being part of a world record attempt today at 4pm, here is your chance! https://t.co/3eL7ZJbVIB 5 days ago
- RT @thebookseller: The @roald_dahl Story Company has brought together Academy Award winning filmmaker @TaikaWaititi and stars including @Ry… 7 days ago
- RT @dadventureclub: @hayfestival @CressidaCowell @UKLaureate Thank you so much @CressidaCowell. Unwell 9 year old here (not COVID, just gen… 8 days ago