‘Every child should have access to literature and creativity,' say two Children’s Laureates 26/09/2018
UK Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan share...
'Boredom and staring into space must be allowed,' says Lauren Child at BookTrust NI event 25/09/2018
Lauren Child joins Myra Zepf and Bruce Ingman for a lively discussion about creativity ...
The UK's Children's Laureate wants to find the illustrators of the future – which is wh...
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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.
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: Come and hear @UKLaureate talk about her gorgeous, gift edition of Mary Poppins in Chorleywood on 3rd November https:/… 14 hours ago
- So great to see everyone at the @illustrationHQ to celebrate day dreaming and creativity - here's a photograph of… https://t.co/YlwGBe2mfM 21 hours ago
- RT @malorieblackman: This isn't rocket science. There would be less need for a Minister for Loneliness if the government gave local author… 21 hours ago