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
- RT @Literacy_Trust: Children from the poorest backgrounds are starting school significantly behind their peers. Could you help us #CloseThe… 11 hours ago
- RT @clpe1: Our next conference returns with @UKLaureate @EngMediaCentre's @AndrewEMC & @Literacy_Trust who will share key findings from t… 1 day ago
- RT @CILIPCKG: 📣We are delighted to reveal the wonderful longlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals! #CKG20 #BestChildr… 1 day ago
- RT @CILIPCKG: Find out more about the fantastic books longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals in this insightful blog b… 1 day ago
- RT @callaghansstuff: Inspired by yesterday's #SCImagineFest with @CressidaCowell and seeing her early sketches & notebooks, I thought I'd p… 2 days ago