Chris Riddell

Author & Illustrator

About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, 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. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

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Jane Austen (Birthday)
Happy Birthday Jane Austen, who was born on this day 1775. Now is the perfect time to read Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell.
6 months ago
Douglas Adams and Chris Riddell
Out now! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Illustrated Edition by Douglas Adams, illustrated by Chris Riddell. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
1 year ago
Chris Riddell
Out now! Poems to Fall in Love With by Chris Riddell,. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
1 year ago
Chris Riddell
Out now! Guardians of Magic by Chris Riddell,. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
1 year ago
National Arbor Day (US)
2 years ago
National Arbor Day (US)
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Out for the Count Big Book by Kathryn Cave from Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Fergus Crane by Chris Riddell from Yearling.
2 years ago

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