Supporters of the Waterstones Children's Laureate

The Waterstones Children's Laureate is funded by Arts Council England. 

2022-2024 nominating bodies

The Childrens Laureate steering group invited nominations from the following organisations:

  • Action for Children's Arts
  • Apple and Snakes
  • Aquila Magazine
  • Arts Council England
  • Arts Council Northern Ireland
  • Arts Council Wales
  • Arvon Foundation
  • ASCEL (Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians)
  • Authorfy
  • Authors Aloud
  • Aye Write Festival (Wee Write - Children's Festival)
  • Barnes Children's Festival
  • Bath Children's Literature Festival
  • Book Council of Wales / Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
  • Bookfest Shrewsbury
  • Books for Keeps
  • Booksellers Association - Children's Group
  • Bradford Literary Festival
  • Brighton Festival
  • British Council
  • Cardiff Children's Literature Festival
  • Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Children's Books History Society
  • CLPE
  • Commonword
  • Coram Beanstalk
  • Creative Scotland
  • Discover Story Centre
  • Edinburgh Children's Literature Festival
  • Education Authority Northern Ireland
  • Empathy Lab
  • English PEN
  • Essex Book Festival
  • Federation of Children's Books Groups (FCBG)
  • First News
  • First Story
  • Forward Arts Foundation
  • Grimm and Co
  • Hay Festival
  • Henley Children's Literary Festival
  • House of Illustration
  • IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People)
  • Imagine Children's Festival
  • Inclusive Minds
  • Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
  • Just Imagine Story Centre
  • Letterbox Library
  • Libraries Connected
  • Libraries NI (Northern Ireland Library Authority)
  • Literature Wales
  • Literature Works
  • llkley Literature Children’s Festival
  • Love Reading 4 Kids
  • Ministry of Stories
  • Moat Brae
  • National Centre for Writing (previously Writer's Centre Norwich)
  • National Literacy Trust
  • NCRCL (Roehampton University)
  • New Writing North
  • New Writing South
  • Northern Children's Book Festival
  • Oxford Literary Festival
  • Picture Hooks
  • Pop Up Projects CIC
  • RNIB Library (Royal National Institute of Blind People)
  • School Libraries Group (SLG)
  • School Library Association (SLA)
  • Scoop Magazine
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Seven Stories
  • Society of Authors
  • Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
  • Spread the Word
  • The AOI (Association of Illustrators)
  • The Children's Bookshow
  • The Children's Literacy Charity
  • The Children's Media Foundation
  • The National Association for Teaching of English (NATE)
  • The Poetry Archive
  • The Poetry Society
  • The Publisher Association Children's Group
  • The Reader
  • The Reading Agency
  • The Royal Society of Literature
  • The Story Museum
  • The Writer's Guild of Great Britain
  • Toppsta
  • UKLA (UK Literacy Association)
  • Week Junior
  • Words of Colour
  • World Book Day
  • WRD magazine
  • Writing East Midlands
  • Writing on the Wall
  • Writing Squad
  • Writing West Midlands
  • Youth Libraries Group

Lead sponsors

Waterstones are the lead sponsors of the 2022-2024 award.


We would like to thank the following publishers for supporting the Children’s Laureate

Primary publisher supporters

  • Andersen Press
  • Otter Barry Books
  • Quarto
  • Walker Books

Additional publisher supporters

Arcturus, Bloomsbury, Bonnier Books UK, Bounce Marketing, Boxer Books, Chicken House, Child's Play, David Fickling Books, Farshore, Flying Eye Books, Hachette Children's Group, HarperCollins, Little Tiger Press, Macmillan Children’s Books, Magic Cat, Michael O'Mara, Oxford University Press, Penguin Random House, Pushkin Press, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Sweet Cherry Publishing / Books2Door, Usborne Books, Welbeck.

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Lead publisher supporter

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