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 2019-2022 award


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

Lead publisher supporter


Additional publisher supporters

Andersen Press, Barefoot Books, Bloomsbury, Bonnier, Chicken House, Child's Play, Egmont, Faber & Faber, Flying Eye Books, HarperCollins, Little Tiger Press, Macmillan, Michael O'Mara, Oxford University Press, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Usborne, Walker

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Lead publisher supporter

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Additional publisher supporters

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Barefoot Books
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Chicken House logo
Child's Play logo
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Faber & Faber
Flying Eye Books logo
Harper Collins logo
Little Tiger Group logo
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