Cressida Cowell, author and Waterstones Children's Laureate, knows a thing or two about...
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...
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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
- A chance to see the magical former #ChildrensLaureate @chrisriddell50 in action at Herne Hill Kids' Lit Fest in February! And by action, we of course mean live drawing 👇🥳 https://t.co/R7oIuggaV2 5 days ago
- Would you like to see current #ChildrensLaureate @CressidaCowell AND @Kiran_MH AND @LizPichon in the SAME ROOM?! Well, on 17 February at the @southbankcentre, you can hear all about how they create their magical ideas. Grab tickets here: https://t.co/tS4fQxMFu2 #SCIMagineFest https://t.co/YfmwJXOyhe 6 days ago
- RT @eventsofwonder: We're off. First events announced today. https://t.co/S3gsP5Xv8v 6 days ago
- WHOOP 🥳🥳🥳 #ChildrensLaureate https://t.co/baQu7Fzops 9 days ago
- We love the #ImagineChildrensFestival @southbankcentre and this year is no different. You definitely won't want to miss @CressidaCowell, @LizPichon and @Kiran_MH chatting about all things creativity + how they come up with their amazing ideas on 17 Feb 📚 https://t.co/LAni1YYFMx 11 days ago