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
- RT @Childfurnco: We pick the 12 best current illustrators making children's #books come to life, including the brilliant @UKLaureate... Whi… 16 hours ago
- RT @parrot_street: Love this interview with #LaurenChild @UKLaureate on the art of wasting time @kidslitfest https://t.co/RrHJtNGVuu 16 hours ago
- The world of children's books has lost an utter legend today, but the stories she created will live on for many, ma… https://t.co/Flio4ZLtO0 21 hours ago