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, 2004 and 2016 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.
Autumn is well and truly upon us, and so are some of the best new books for children - featuring a bat who loves cherries, a boy who is desperate to be a great magician, a scary cowboy and short stories from Rainbow Rowell.
We all need a hug sometimes, luckily Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has drawn a hundred of them for his adorable new book 100 Hugs, the perfect antidote to the January blues.
From picture books to novels, classic tales to modern mysteries, here are the best tales for young readers.
A timeless children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is 150 years old in 2015. Macmillan Children’s Books has produced a range of beautiful new editions of the book for all ages and occasions.
Children’s Laureate and award-wining illustrator and writer, Chris Riddell has been presented with a Gold Blue Peter badge.
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 . .
A glorious new Ottoline story packed full of surprises.
A charming and irresistible new Ottoline story from award-winning and bestselling author Chris Riddell.
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.
RT @youngpoetsnet: Day 12 #AdventCalendar
Marina McCready 'a futile endeavor.'
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