Children’s Laureate

The role of  Children’s Laureate  is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children’s books both to celebrate a lifetime’s achievement and to spotlight the role of children’s book creators in making the readers of the future

  • Quentin Blake was the first (1999-2001),
  • Anne Fine (2001-2003)
  • Michael Morpurgo (2003-2005)
  • Jacqueline Wilson (2005-2007)
  • Michael Rosen (2007-2009)
  • Anthony Browne (2009-2011)
  • Julia Donaldson (2011-2013)
  • Malorie Blackman (2013- 2015)
  • Chris Riddell (2015 – 2017)
  • Lauren Child (2017 – 2019)
(Last updated by Denise Reed on June 30, 2017)
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