It has just been announced that Julia Donaldson, author of the Gruffalo has been appointed as the new Children's Laureate. She has taken over from Anthony Browne.
Previous occupants of the post have included Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine, Quentin Blake.
The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.
Julia has also been very supportive of libraries and keeping them open.