BookTrust Represents and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell team up to promote authors and illustrators of colour with #PassThePen 05/10/2020
Find out more about the #PassThePen campaign, which will see high-profile authors and i...
Reading is Magic Festival: Discover the all-star line-up of authors and illustrators joining Cressida Cowell 27/08/2020
Find out which brilliant authors and illustrators will be joining Waterstones Children'...
Bath Festivals and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell go global with the launch of free online Reading is Magic Festival 13/07/2020
Bath Festivals has today announced the launch of the Reading is Magic Festival for youn...
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.
In this section
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
- Happy Friday everyone! 🙌🐉 https://t.co/vuFCHxi4Zk 1 hour ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Happy Wednesday, all! Am reading Wizards of Once from my writing shed and it's got to a very exciting and rather alarmi… 2 days ago
- RT @CressidaCowell: Happy and sunny Monday everyone! Am reading Wizards of Once from my writing shed and Chapter 17 is here: https://t.co/B… 4 days ago
- RT @Booktrust: How lucky we are that @CressidaCowell is the super-duper Waterstones Children's Laureate! She's reading us The Wizards of… 9 days ago
- RT @bathkidslitfest: Step into a world of creativity with #ReadingIsMagicFest now available to watch on demand! 25 videos & podcasts from… 10 days ago