The very talented award-winning author, illustrator and artist, Lauren Child, has been named the Waterstones Children's Laureate, 2017-2019. Her work includes the Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort series, which are available to borrow from the Discovery Library.
During her time as Laureate, Lauren Child will focus on inspiring children to use their imaginations and be creative, "igniting in them the delight of reading for pleasure".
The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to celebrate an exceptional author or illustrator of children’s books and to recognise their importance in creating new readers. Lauren Child will be the 10th Laureate and follows on from fellow author and illustrator, Chris Riddell.