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The Magic of Sharing Stories

Hear how Lauren Child found a love for stories at a very young age and why reading for pleasure and sharing stories is so important.

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Lauren Child

One of today’s most innovative and highly regarded writers and artists, her books are loved the world over, winning multiple awards, including the acclaimed Kate Greenaway Medal. She is the renowned creator of the Charlie and Lola characters who appear in their own Bafta-winning television animation, as well as an accomplished novelist. Lauren is also the author of the bestselling Ruby Redfort series. She was named UNESCO’s Artist for Peace in 2008 and awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2010. Lauren is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust, a trustee of the House of Illustration and was named Waterstones Children’s Laureate in 2017.

Website:
 www.staringintospace.me
Twitter:
 @uklaureate
Facebook: 
@laurenchildbooks
Instagram: @laurenchildthatsme

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Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups

Written & illustrated by: Lauren Child
Published by: HarperCollins

Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes

Written by: Lauren Child
Published by: HarperCollins

Mary Poppins

Written by: P.L. Travers
Illustrated by: Lauren Child
Published by: HarperCollins

Charlie and Lola: One Thing

Written & illustrated by: Lauren Child
Published by: HarperCollins

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Pippi Longstocking

Written & illustrated by: Astrid Lindgren
Published by: Oxford University Press

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

Written by: Cressida Cowell
Illustrated by: Neal Layton
Published by: Hachette

Gorilla

Written by: Anthony Browne
Illustrated by: Anthony Browne
Published by: Walker

The Shrinking of Treehorn

Written by: Florence Parry Heide
Illustrated by: Edward Gorey

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