#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...
Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches new BookTrust Home Time hub for families 23/03/2020
Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches BookTrust Home Time, a new hub...
Cressida Cowell, author and Waterstones Children's Laureate, knows a thing or two about...
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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
- Fabulous competition to win not one but TWO gorgeous books from former #ChildrensLaureate Quentin Blake (also the first EVER Laureate!) here 👇👇👇 https://t.co/Ag70kzeKPX 2 day ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Today from the writing shed... You can listen to Chapter 4 of How to Train Your Dragon here: https://t.co/lJelGlgTqm… 2 day ago
- RT @EmilyDrabs: Ooooh I'm settling down now to listen to Chapter 3 of @CressidaCowell's How To Train Your Dragon! It's just blowing my mind… 2 day ago
- RT @KidsBooksIrel: Hurrah, the new issue of Inis has landed with our members today. We love the gorgeous cover by Mary Murphy🎨 This issue… 2 days ago
- Here's some Friday fun from our current #ChildrensLaureate - get that #FridayFeeling started! #BookTrustHomeTime #UnitedByBooks https://t.co/A1CVlJBIPJ 2 days ago