Children’s Laureate Cowell calls for £100m investment in school libraries

​Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries.... Read more

Rosen out of intensive care after 47 days

Author Michael Rosen has been moved out of intensive care, his family has reported. The children’s writer has spent 47 days in hospital after exhibiting symptoms... Read more

Children’s Laureate Cowell opens tenure with creativity plea and 10-point plan

Cressida Cowell has been named the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate and she has set out a 10-point plan to boost reading for pleasure and creativity.... Read more

Cressida Cowell selected as new Children’s Laureate

Cressida Cowell, author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon series and the Emily Brown picture books, has been crowned the Waterstones Children’s... Read more

Lauren Child on being the new children’s laureate

Award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child has been named as the next Waterstones Children’s Laureate, an honour she says she “wasn’t expecting”.... Read more

Riddell to publish book about his time as children's laureate

Chris Riddell is publishing a book revealing his “incredible journey” as children’s laureate. Read more

Children's Laureates past and present urge end to 'school library lottery'

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has called on education secretary Justine Greening to  end the “disadvantageous school library lottery" and ensure every child in the country... Read more

Chris Riddell on the children's laureateship and doodling

Chris Riddell talks to Charlotte Eyre about life as the Children’s Laureate, his upcoming publishing projects and how he plans to use his position to... Read more

'Some people won’t be happy' about my new book, Blackman warns

Malorie Blackman is excited about the publication of her first standalone novel in four years but has warned that “some people won’t be happy” about... Read more

Riddell doodles boost Book Trust

Chris Riddell and Macmillan Children’s Books are raising money for Book Trust with a new Doodle-a-Day diary, featuring 366 pages of ideas to encourage doodling... Read more