Lauren Child: Listen To The Kids

A double page spread from a Clarice Bean book by Lauren Child. Clarice talks about her current project: 'this week I have been being an eco-warrior'.

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The multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist talks to Hannah Beckerman

Multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist Lauren Child talks to Hannah Beckerman about Clarice Bean’s fight to change the world through her eco-warrior mission, and the importance of really listening to children and taking them seriously.

All ages 8+

Lauren Child will be signing books after the event.

Lauren Child is an award-winning artist and writer. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Clarice Bean, Hubert Horatio and Ruby Redfort.
Her first two books were published in 1999 – I Want a Pet and Clarice Bean, That’s Me, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2000 for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the first of her Charlie and Lola picture books, and published her first Clarice Bean novel in 2002 – Utterly Me, Clarice Bean. Her books have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Her latest book is Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups

Lauren is an international ambassador for the excellence of UK illustration: she has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 15 years and has raised the profile of illustration as a sophisticated art form for all ages. She works with mixed media and pioneered text as an integral part of illustration. She collaborates with artists across different fields and is a passionate advocate for visual literacy and the importance of quality picture books for children.

In 2010, Lauren Child was awarded an MBE for Services to Literature. She was the 10th Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate, 2017-2019.

Hannah Beckerman is an author, journalist and broadcaster. She is a book critic and features writer for The Observer, The Guardian and the FT Weekend Magazine, and was the book pundit on the Sara Cox Show on BBC Radio 2. She is a regular chair at festivals across the UK and has judged numerous book prizes. Her second novel, If Only I Could Tell You, is published by Orion.

Image: From Clarice Bean: What Planet Are You From by Lauren Child, published by Orchard Books 


Name: Lauren Child: Listen To The Kids
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