Supporters of the Waterstones Children's Laureate

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

Lead sponsors

Waterstones are the lead sponsors of the 2017-2019 award.


We would also like to thank the following publishers for supporting the Children's Laureate:

Lead publisher supporters

Hachette and HarperCollins

Secondary publisher supporter

Penguin Random House

Additional publisher supporters

Andersen Press, Barefoot Books, Bloomsbury, Buster Books, Child's Play, Dorling Kindsley, Egmont, Hot Key Books, Little Tiger Press, Oxford University Press, Pan Macmillan, Piccadilly Press, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Usborne Publishing and Walker Books

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Lead publisher supporters

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Secondary publisher supporter

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Additional publisher supporters

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Barefoot Books
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Buster Books logo
Child's Play logo
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Egmont logo
Hot Key Books
Little Tiger Group logo
Oxford University Press logo
Pan Macmillan logo
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The first-ever Charlie and Lola book

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Author: Lauren Child

Charlie tricks his younger sister, Lola - an extremely fussy eater - into eating all her least favourite foods.

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