Writer, illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell is the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015-2017. Waterstones booksellers support him as he champions reading and illustration in his new role. The role of UK Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an illustrator or author of Children’s books. Chris Riddell has stated that he will be defending school libraries and librarians, and demonstrating the excitement of illustration at live events. To find out more about what the Children’s Laureate does click here.
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