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Author Jacqueline Wilson is the new Children's Laureate... ...

The award winning children's writer Jacqueline Wilson was announced yesterday as the fourth Children's Laureate sponsored by Ottakar's. The announcement was made by Sir Christopher Frayling, Chairman of Arts Council England and Rector of The Royal College of Art, at a ceremony at BAFTA, Piccadilly, London at 7pm tThursday 26th May. Jacqueline Wilson was presented with the Children�s Laureate medal and a bursary of �10,000.

Jacqueline Wilson has been on countless shortlists and has won many awards including the Smarties Prize, and the Children's Book Award. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children�s Book of the Year in 1999. Girls in Tears won the Children's Book of the Year Award in 2003. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People's Choice Award. Jacqueline was recently announced as the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the second year running.

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