Chris Riddell christens our newly painted ‘Riddell Café’.

On Thursday 29 September, we invited Children's Laureate, illustrator Chris Riddell to christen the walls in our café.  Unable to resist the lure of a freshly painted, white, huge, blank canvas Chris spent the day doodling on the walls.

Lucky teachers, who were attending a Power of Reading project launch conference, enjoyed watching Chris create some amazing illustrations including a fish on a bicycle, a family of readers and a ferocious dragon!

The same teachers also enjoyed a 'Reading Aloud' session with the man himself.

Books illustrated by the wonderful Chris Riddell are part of the Power of Reading project. See details of how to join the project, which is running in 12 locations around England, here.

Explore books by Chris Riddell on our free to use resource, Core Books Online here