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Chris Riddell: Author Visit

On Monday 23rd September, a group of our year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to attend an author visit by Chris Riddell at CBA. 

On Monday 23rd September, a group of our year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to attend an author visit by Chris Riddell at CBA. 

Chris Riddell OBE was the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children.

 His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. He won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013 for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize three times.

Notable works:

Ottoline series (Macmillan)

Goth Girl series (Macmillan)

Blobheads series (Macmillan)

The Graveyard Book

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Edge Chronicles

During his talk at CBA, Chris talked about how he gets his ideas for both his writing and his illustrations - mostly in his studio at the bottom of his garden! Afterwards Chris held a book selling and signing session. The children had a great time and were totally inspired by Chris.

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