What does a Children's Laureate do?
Illustrator and author Chris Riddell, who created the Goth Girl series, has been named as the new Children's Laureate until 2017.
The Children's Laureate is a well known writer of children's books who promotes and encourage children's interest in books, reading and writing.
A new one is chosen every two years.
He takes over from author Malorie Blackman who held the post before.