Julia Donaldson is the new Children's Laureate

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Julia Donaldson on the StAnza stage in March 2011

Congratulations to Julia Donaldson, who has just been appointed as the new Children's Laureate. Glasgow-based Julia was the highlight of the children's programme at StAnza earlier this year with her show, 'Wriggle and Roar' (shown below). She is the first Scottish-based Children's Laureate and takes over from the writer and illustrator Anthony Browne for a two-year tenure.

It will be no surprise to StAnza's audiences to hear that, as well as the campaigning work she plans to do, she intends to take to the stage as often as possible.

'I always act out my own stories with lots of audience participation so I'm planning to do lots more of that,' she said.