Waterstones Children’s Laureate

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Lauren Child has been announced as the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate. She is the author and illustrator of the beloved Charlie and Lola book and television series.

Child said: “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.