Meaning 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.

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