Flights of Fancy: discover stories, pictures and inspiration from all ten Children's Laureates in the brand-new book 11/02/2019
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, the incredibl...
The Book That Made Me: Jacqueline Wilson 16/01/2019
The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett spurred on Jacqueline Wilson to tell cert...
Here are the finalists of the first international Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Priz...
In this section
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 Lauren Child and the former Waterstones Children's Laureates? If so, why not head along to one of a number of events this year.
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...
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.
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
- Or maybe we could play Laureate Bingo? Again, if you're at @hayfestival , take a snap of the #ChildrensLaureate you… https://t.co/WZhG9KciNr 37 minutes ago
- With so many Laureates at @hayfestival today, how about we play a game of 'Spot the Laureate' 👀 Rules are very simp… https://t.co/uC6ZRTgHyv 42 minutes ago
- We're renaming today '#ChildrensLaureate Day at @hayfestival ' because we almost can't keep up with the stardom in… https://t.co/tqqXAgvhW8 1 hour ago