The Duchess of Cornwall hosts celebratory tea for Waterstones Children’s Laureate 20th anniversary 17/10/2019
The Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a tea at Clarence House yesterday to celebrate the 2...
Cressida Cowell, the international bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Tra...
'Every child has the right to...' Read Cressida Cowell's giant to-do-list as the new Waterstones Children's Laureate 09/07/2019
New Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell is full of exciting plans and wants...
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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.
Now it's 2019, we've reached a milestone: this year is the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureate. Don't miss out on all the celebrations...
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...
Colour in Emily Brown and her toy rabbit: perfect for younger fans of Cressida Cowell.
Collect lost and endangered words! Can you match these words with their meanings?
Laureate news on Twitter
- Some excellent books listed here to help encourage important conversations 👏👏 https://t.co/8E8oQQnOVc 5 hours ago
- We love it when former Laureates speak out about the importance of school libraries (and of course libraries in general), and here is @MichaelRosenYes showing his appreciation once again 👇👇👇 #ChildrensLaureate #LoveOurLibraries https://t.co/xebEwSpbZY 5 hours ago
- RT @Booktrust: Have a listen to the brilliant Maker's of The Universe podcast from @paul_davies. The very first episode is an interview wit… 1 day ago
- Any Lauren Child fans out there? Here's an opportunity to catch the former laureate 👇👇👇 https://t.co/V1ZFu65yN1 2 days ago
- Who's got that #FridayFeeling and is ready to roll straight into a weekend full of books? Tell us what you'll be reading! Or will you popping to your local library or bookshop to discover a new read? #ChildrensLaureate #LoveYourLibrary #WeekendPlans https://t.co/8ecRNeq1r7 5 days ago