Lauren Child – Author of the Week

Lauren Child – Author of the Week

 jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG   7th September 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Our Author of the Week this week is the incredible and acclaimed Children’s Laureate for the years 2017–2019 Lauren Child.

Here is a list of many of her works and awards.

 

1              Clarice Bean, That’s Me (1999) —first in the Clarice Bean series

2              I Want a Pet! (1999)

3              Beware of the Storybook Wolves (2000)

4              I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (2000) —first in the Charlie and Lola series

5              My Uncle is a Hunkle Says Clarice Bean (2000) —Clarice Bean

6              I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (2001) —Charlie and Lola

7              My Dream Bed (2001), with paper engineering by Andrew Baron

8              What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean? (2001) —Clarice Bean

9              That Pesky Rat (2002)

10           Utterly me, Clarice Bean (2002) —Clarice Bean, the first novel

11           Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? (2002)

12           I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (2003) —Charlie and Lola

13           Clarice Bean Spells Trouble (2004) —Clarice Bean novel

14           Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent (2004)

15           Bat Cat (2005)

16           Beware of Storybook Wolves (2005)

17           The Princess and the Pea (2005), adapted from the 1835 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, with photographs by Polly Borland

18           Clarice Bean, Don’t Look Now (2006) —Clarice Bean novel

19           Slightly Invisible (2010) —Charlie and Lola

20           The New Small Person (2015)

21           As writer[edit]

22           Ruby Redfort, Look Into My Eyes (2011)

23           Ruby Redfort, Take Your Last Breath (2012)

24           Ruby Redfort, Hang In There Bozo (2013)

25           Ruby Redfort, Catch Your Death (2013)

26           Ruby Redfort, Feel The Fear (2014)

27           Ruby Redfort, Pick Your Poison (2015)

28           Ruby Redfort, Blink And You Die (2016)

As illustrator

30           Addy the Baddy (1993)

31           Stand Up for Yourself! (1996)

32           The Complete Poetical Works of Phoebe Flood (1997)

33           Dream On, Daisy! (2001)

34           I’d Like a Little Word, Leonie (2001)

35           Just You Wait, Winona (2001)

36           What’s the Matter, Maya? (2001)

37           You Must Be Joking, Jimmy! (2001)

38           You’re a Disgrace, Daisy (2001)

39           Dan’s Angel: A Detective’s Guide to the Language of Painting (2002)

40           Pippi Longstocking (2007), an edition of the 1945 classic by Astrid Lindgren

41           Anne of Green Gables series (2008, 2009), Puffin centennial reissue of the classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery

42           Anne of Green Gables, orig. 1908

43           Anne of Avonlea, orig. 1909

44           Anne of the Island, orig. 1915

45           Child was the cover artist for all three volumes and the author of at least the first volume’s introduction.

 

 

 

Awards and honours

Child was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 New Year

Awards as a writer:

1              1999, Clarice Bean, That’s Me, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Bronze award: 6–8 years category

2              2000, Beware of the Storybook Wolves, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Bronze award: 6–8 years category

3              2001, What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Kids’ Club Network Special Award

4              2001, What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Bronze award: 6–8 years category

5              2002, That Pesky Rat, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Kids’ Club Network Special Award

6              2002, That Pesky Rat, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold award: 6–8 years category

7              2005, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble made the British Children’s Book of the Year shortlist

8              2005, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble made the Red House Children’s Book Award shortlist

Awards as an illustrator:

9              1999, Clarice Bean, That’s Me, Kate Greenaway Medal Highly Commended

10           2000, I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato, Kate Greenaway Medal Winner

11           2000, Beware of the Storybook Wolves, Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted

12           2002, That Pesky Rat, Kate Greenaway Medal Commended

13           2002, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?, Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Don’t think too much just do what makes you happy

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is… reading a Charlie and Lola book to grandchildren and also snuggling up in a chair together and watching Charlie and Lola on Cbeebies

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I’ll show you A-flat minor.

LOVE IS…

Love is…commitment

TRACK OF THE DAY

Rainbow Chaser – Nirvanna

Highest Chart Position: No.34 29th May 1968

 

©2018 Phil M Robinson