This is a fantastic opportunity for children to be inspired by one of the most exciting and successful children’s writers and illustrators working today. Winner of multiple awards for her work Lauren is also the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate; following in the footsteps of storytelling legends such as Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine, Malorie Blackman, and most recently Chris Riddell.
Although she is best known for her popular “Charlie and Lola” series for younger children Lauren is unique in that she successfully writes and illustrates books for all children ranging from 3 to 13 years! She is passionate about children’s creativity and a wonderful inspiration for future generations of artists and writers.
Reading preparation recommended
Each school attending the live event will have the opportunity to ask Lauren a question so it is useful for the children to be familiar with her books for older readers beforehand. We recommend that schools encourage parents or the PTA to buy the first book of either series for each child (Clarice Bean for lower KS2 and Ruby Redfort for upper KS2); or why not buy the complete set of six Ruby Redfort books for your School Library?
To find out more about Lauren Child and her books visit www.childrenslaureate.org.uk
*Please note that book orders that are received by 31st July will be distributed by 1st September 2017. This will give the children a chance to read the books BEFORE the event on 22nd September.
*Please note: Our special discounted rates are exclusive to schools who sign up for the live-streaming event on 22nd September. Schools not participating MAY NOT buy books from Ryedale Book Festival.