Cressida Cowell

The role of Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children’s books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.

Cressida Cowell is the number one bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. She has sold over 11 million books worldwide in 38 languages.

What a treat we’ve got for you this summer! The amazing author and Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell has invited us to join in the fun with her ‘Creativity Summer Camp’ . Top authors and illustrators will be sharing tips, advice and great activities to help you get writing and drawing this summer (and beyond). Join her via the link below to see what she has to share with you.

Mrs Colquhoun & Mrs Lewis

Monday 6 July: ‘Inspiring Magic Ideas’

  • Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp launches with a glimpse into the work-in-progress notebooks of leading authors and illustrators with Liz Pichon, David AlmondDapo Adeola, Chris Riddell and Allen Fatimaharan revealing the inspiration behind their much-loved stories and their creative process.

  • Cressida’s ‘Laureate Gallery’ celebrating creativity opens today, with children invited to submit their own work to be exhibited alongside that of former Laureates Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine and Lauren Child as well as Candy Gourlay, Yasmeen Ismail, Jim Field, Jackie Morris and more. For further details, click here.