Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train your Dragon series, has been elected as Children’s Laureate in the U.K. Speaking to an audience at the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, Cressida said that she had “two super-simple key messages” as laureate:
Books and reading are magic.
This magic must be made urgently available to absolutely everyone.
Our congratulations to this outstanding author on her appointment and for immediately focusing on the reading needs of everyone. To accompany this exciting news she has published a reading charter, again emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility.