Definition of Children's Laureate in English:

Children's Laureate


  • An eminent writer or illustrator of children's books who is appointed to promote and encourage children's interest in literature and reading.

    • ‘Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has warned against the Government's focus on using a single method to teach youngsters to read.’
    • ‘The radio dramas will feature the work of Anne Fine, Children's Laureate.’
    • ‘As Children's Laureate, Morpurgo has talked to audiences of all sizes and age spans, sharing his passion for the importance of stories.’
    • ‘Authors led by former children's laureate Michael Rosen say the plans pose threat to reading for pleasure in primary schools’
    • ‘The announcement of the new Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, caused celebrations in the publishing world last week.’
    • ‘A tireless campaigner for children's literature, he was, with the late Ted Hughes, responsible for establishing the post of Children's Laureate.’
    • ‘We launch the competition with an introduction by the Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo MBE.’
    • ‘Tickets for the evening give the audience a chance to meet Michael, who has just been named the new Children's Laureate.’
    • ‘Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, and children's laureate Julia Donaldson are the signatories to an open letter protesting against planned closures.’
    • ‘The wheels are beginning to growl into action for the appointment of the next Children's Laureate in May.’