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Everything you need to know about the laureateship and the current author-illustrator in the role, Lauren Child.
Lauren Child is a multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over: creator of characters Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola.
Would you like to see the Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child? If so, why not head along to one of the number of events Lauren will be at this year.
Take a look at our League of Laureates: nine 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.
Make a Christmas wish come true
Christmas can be a difficult time for children who are vulnerable or in care. You can make them feel special with a festive book gift.
Laureate news and blogs
Fun activity sheets to try
Colouring sheet with images taken from Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child.
Spot the difference activity with images taken from by Lauren Child.
Word search based on by Lauren Child.
Colouring sheet with images taken from I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child.
Laureate news on Twitter
- RT @HarperCollinsCh: Join @UKLaureate @phc_library on Saturday 15th December where she’ll be signing copies of Mary Poppins and Hubert Hora… 3 days ago
- RT @PLCommunities: ✍️ Here are @UKLaureate Lauren Child's top tips for writing a great poem Don't forget to get your entries in for our P… 4 days ago
- RT @Booktrust: Thanks so much to @ArtsCouncilNI for your funding support for BookTrust NI's most recent author tours! We loved getting @UK… 8 days ago