Chris Riddell

About Chris

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

Chris Riddell

Books by Chris Riddell

The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
Ottoline and the Purple Fox
Ottoline and the Purple Fox
The Hunting of the Snark
The Hunting of the Snark
Wendel and the Robots
Wendel and the Robots
Chris Riddell's Doodle-a-Day
Chris Riddell's Doodle-a-Day
Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright
Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright
Just William
Just William
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline at Sea
Ottoline at Sea
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Let's Read! The Emperor of Absurdia
Let's Read! The Emperor of Absurdia
Let's Read! Wendel's Workshop
Let's Read! Wendel's Workshop
Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants
Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants
Muddle Earth Too
Muddle Earth Too
Alienography
Alienography
Wendel's Workshop
Wendel's Workshop
Ottoline Goes to School
Ottoline Goes to School
The Emperor of Absurdia
The Emperor of Absurdia

Blog

Listen to a clip from Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell, read by Ronni Ancona

Listen to a clip from Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell, read by Ronni Ancona

Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . 

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Listen to a clip from Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell, read by Ronni Ancona

Listen to a clip from Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell, read by Ronni Ancona

A charming and irresistible new Ottoline story from award-winning and bestselling author Chris Riddell.

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Start reading Scavenger Zoid

Start reading Scavenger Zoid

My name is York. I’m fourteen years old – leastways, that’s by the Half-Lifes’ reckoning. Years don’t mean much in the Biosphere – nor months or days for that matter. There are no days or nights here the way there were on Earth.

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Chris Riddell gets Gold Blue Peter Badge on World Book Day

Chris Riddell gets Gold Blue Peter Badge on World Book Day

Children’s Laureate and award-wining illustrator and writer, Chris Riddell has been presented with a Gold Blue Peter badge. 

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Start reading Scavenger Zoid

Start reading Scavenger Zoid

My name is York. I’m fourteen years old – leastways, that’s by the Half-Lifes’ reckoning. Years don’t mean much in the Biosphere – nor months or days for that matter. There are no days or nights here the way there were on Earth.

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