UK Press Agency covering covering Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
7 June 2017: Writer and illustrator Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola, is announced the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate today at Hull City Hall. She took over the two year position from the outgoing Chris Riddell.
She will return to the UK City of Culture 2017 later this month for the opening day of the city's first children's literature festival, The Big Malarkey.
Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures Ltd
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