Reading Spaces: Discover the amazing book corners designed by students

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureate, children across the country drew their dream reading corners - and the winners have now been chosen.

A BookSpace reading corner

What better way to mark the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children's Laureate than with a competition?

Our League of Laureates came up with an amazing giveaway for primary schools across the country, all designed to help children develop a love of reading.

They asked students to design their dream reading corner and were overwhelmed by the response.

But they managed to choose three amazing winners - and some incredible prizes are on the way to their schools. 

They'll be able to choose a reading corner set worth up to £1,500 from BookSpace, and they'll also receive a selection of up to 30 books from the wonderful Laureates themselves and two copies of Flights of Fancy, a book released to mark the 20th anniversary.

So without further ado, let's meet the winners, along with comments from Lauren Child about why they were chosen:

1. Amira from Springwood Heath

A reading corner designed by Amira from Springwood Heath

Lauren says: 'Beautifully coloured and designed. I love Amira's mark-making. The contrast of rainbows set against black is very striking. It made me happy to look at it.'

2. Ben from Treloar School

A reading corner designed by Ben from Treloar School

Lauren says: 'This is the most exquisite piece of painting - Ben uses colour beautifully and you need to see his work in real life in order to see what I am talking about! His sense of design is also beautiful.'

3. Fatema from Northwood School

A reading corner designed by Fatema from Northwood School

Lauren says: 'This is so carefully considered. Fatema has gone to such effort to explain in picture form how she would create a reading corner. I particularly love that she has set no limits on her imagination and has made sure to put every detail in place. It's fabulous.'

As well as our three grand prize winners, 17 runners-up will receive a selection of books from the Laureates and two copies of Flights of Fancy. Check out their brilliant entries in our gallery below!

The Reading Spaces runners-up

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Alex from Archibald Primary School
Aryn and Sophie from Duston Eldean Primary School
Ella from St Peter and St Paul School
Freddie from St Anthony of Padua Catholic School
Jessica from Lethbridge Primary School
Joseph from Hythe Community School
Kai from Ford Primary School
Max from Scott Primary School
Mia from Hopping Hill Primary School
Millie from Shaftesbury Abbey Primary School
Misha from Tonacliffe Primary School
Mison from Oxford Road Community School
Olivia from Clanfield Junior School
Roisin from Victoria Academy
Sami from Banks Road Primary School
Ted from Christ Church Primary School
Tegan, Sophia and Evander from Clytha Primary School
Alex from Archibald Primary School

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Aryn and Sophie from Duston Eldean Primary School

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Ella from St Peter and St Paul School

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Freddie from St Anthony of Padua Catholic School

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Jessica from Lethbridge Primary School

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Joseph from Hythe Community School

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Kai from Ford Primary School

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Max from Scott Primary School

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Mia from Hopping Hill Primary School

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Millie from Shaftesbury Abbey Primary School

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Misha from Tonacliffe Primary School

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Mison from Oxford Road Community School

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Olivia from Clanfield Junior School

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Roisin from Victoria Academy

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Sami from Banks Road Primary School

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Ted from Christ Church Primary School

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Tegan, Sophia and Evander from Clytha Primary School

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Waterstones Children's Laureate

Bestselling author-illustrator Cressida Cowell is the Children's Laureate for 2019-21: a role given every two years to celebrate outstanding achievement in children's literature.

All about the Laureate