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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an award-winning writer, artist and cartoonist and creator of some our favourite books including Goth Girl. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.

Awards

Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

Five Facts About Chris Riddell

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  • He is one of very few illustrators to twice win the Kate Greenaway Medal, for Gulliver and Pirate Diary.
  • In 2014 he collaborated with Russell Brand on a new version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
  • The iconic Raymond Briggs – of The Snowman fame – was his tutor at art school.
  • His inspirations include Arnold Lobel, Quentin Blake and Arnold Lobel.
  • His favourite childhood books include The Cat in the Hat and Flat Stanley.

By Chris Riddell

  • Amazing Value Christmas Fiction Pack x 10 (Ages 7-11)

    Amazing Value Christmas Fiction Pack x 10 (Ages 7-11)

  • Coraline

    Coraline

  • Fortunately, the Milk...

    Fortunately, the Milk...

  • Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

    Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

  • Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

    Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

    Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

    Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

    Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

  • Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

    Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

  • Let's Read Pack

    Let's Read Pack

  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

    Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

  • Scholastic English Skills Workbooks Year 6 Pack x 4

    Scholastic English Skills Workbooks Year 6 Pack x 4

  • The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book

  • Witchworld

    Witchworld