Lauren Child named Children’s Laureate for 2017-2019

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

Congratulations to Lauren Child, who has been named 10th Waterstone’s Children Laureate. The popular writer and illustrator takes over the role from Chris Riddell, and will act as laureate from 2017 to 2019.

Child’s name should be a familiar one to many. The English author has written some of the most successful children’s series. She won a Kate Greenaway Medal in 2000 for her book I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the first book in her Charlie and Lola series. It is also her most-quizzed book on AR!

Over 30 of Child’s books are quizzed on AR, with more arriving soon. We’ve picked three of our favourites, which also happen to be the first books in three of Child’s series:

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to give her her dinner. Feeding Lola is a can sometimes be a hard job because she is a very fussy eater.

Quiz #205371 | Lower Years | ATOS Book Level 2.9 | 978-1846168864 | Orchard Books

Look into My Eyes

In this first book in the Ruby Redford series, skilled code-cracker and detective Ruby and her sidekick butler, Hitch, work for a secret crime-fighting organisation called Spectrum. They need her help to crack a code but her desk job soon spirals into an all-out action adventure.

Quiz #224595 | Middle Years | ATOs Book Level 5.8 | 978-0007334070 | Harper Collins

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

When Clarice and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, they suddenly start finding mysteries everywhere.

Quiz #205769 | Middle Years | ATOS Book Level 5.5 | 978-1843623045 | Orchard Books

Is your favourite Lauren Child book quizzed? Use the quiz suggestion form to request which other Child books you’d like to see quizzed.


Krista Culbertson
Assistant Editor


Posted on 9 June 2017 at 2:07 pm
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