Bath Festivals and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell go global with the launch of free online Reading is Magic Festival 13/07/2020
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"Creativity has never been more important": Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches creative summer camp with all star line-up 01/07/2020
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From 6 - 10 July, Cressida held a week of ‘Summer Camp’ activity celebrating children’s innate creativity and showcasing the enormous wealth of talent across the UK.
Cressida was joined by an all-star line-up of leading authors and illustrators – including Eoin Colfer, Theresa Lola and Rob Biddulph – to encourage young creatives with writing workshops, drawing masterclasses and much more.
Catch up on the fun below!
Please note: We sometimes link to third party sites, including YouTube, so children should not use Cressida's Creativity Summer Camp unsupervised.
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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.
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
In 2019, we reached a milestone: 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
- It's Monday, a new week and a whole week ahead, so there's plenty of time to be creative. What are you planning to create this week? #ChildrensLaureate https://t.co/5uoLwduny3 7 days ago
- RT @Waterstones: The votes have been counted. The results are in. We're thrilled to reveal the winners of the Waterstones Children's Book P… 11 days ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Am reading httyDragon from my writing shed...the last chapter and epilogue of How to Twist a Dragon's Tale is here: htt… 12 days ago
- Happy Wednesday! What are you all reading this week? #ChildrensLaureate https://t.co/GfsM0Qt5BH 12 days ago
- RT @WorldBookDayUK: Author Masterclass 2020: The Magic of Empathy with @UKLaureate @CressidaCowell: https://t.co/OxmsMzcIry https://t.co/Wx… 19 days ago