Cressida Cowell

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Children’s authors on Eric Carle: ‘He created readers as voracious as that caterpillar’
Authors from Julia Donaldson to Cressida Cowell pay tribute to the beloved author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, who has died aged 91

Alison Flood

27, May, 2021 @1:43 PM

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Children’s laureates campaign for £100m a year to fix primary school libraries
Current laureate Cressida Cowell leads demands to ringfence funds to renew ‘deteriorating’ facilities that fail to appeal to students

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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'I'm on the hunt for humour and hope': what will authors be reading in 2020?
Writers including Matt Haig, Gina Miller and Cressida Cowell give their new year’s reading resolutions

Alison Flood

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Konnie Huq and 90 MPs call for end to 'reading tax' in UK
TV star joins delegation to the chancellor of the exchequer demanding an end to VAT on digital books, which traditional publications escape

Alison Flood

31, Oct, 2019 @3:01 PM

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The Guardian view on the creative self: it needs more than 15 minutes | Editorial
Editorial: Britons need time and space to release their imagination. It would be good for them and for their country

Editorial

14, Jul, 2019 @5:53 PM

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Cressida Cowell: ‘Books are better than films at teaching children creativity and intelligence'
The new children’s laureate and How to Train Your Dragon author talks about how to get kids reading and why we need the space to make mistakes

Alison Flood

12, Jul, 2019 @6:59 AM

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How to Train Your Dragon author Cressida Cowell named new children's laureate
The author and illustrator comes to role with ‘giant to-do list’, which includes making school libraries a legal requirement, and more time for creativity

Alison Flood

09, Jul, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Campaigners warn of 'book poverty' as UK celebrates World Book Day
Tom Watson, deputy Labour party leader, condemns fall in library borrowing as a ‘scandal’, as organisers encourage parents and children to make use of free book token

Alison Flood

07, Mar, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Cressida Cowell on the best books to celebrate the magic of Christmas
From Charles Dickens to Susan Cooper, the How to Train Your Dragon author chooses books to terrify and cheer – and even inspire a little kindness

Cressida Cowell

24, Dec, 2018 @6:30 AM

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The best children’s books of 2018 for all ages
From celebrity-penned tales to fresh interpretations of the classics, here is our pick of the best for hungry readers from tots to teens

Fiona Noble, Imogen Carter, Kitty Empire and Kate Kellaway

16, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Matilda, stay young: it’s bittersweet to see Roald Dahl’s hero turn 30 | Cressida Cowell
Quentin Blake’s new depictions of Matilda highlight how slow progress is in the real world, writes children’s author Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell

01, Oct, 2018 @9:06 AM

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Fiction for older children reviews – many happy book returns
With a host of popular characters back this autumn, picking up from where you left off has rarely been more fun

Kitty Empire

24, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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