“Everyone at Pan Macmillan is delighted to congratulate Chris Riddell on being awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List in recognition of his illustration and charity work. His extraordinary talent for illustration as live performance continues to thrill fans of all ages; his talent is unique in the UK children's book world and his award-winning children's books have built him a large, loyal and devoted audience. Chris is generous to his young readers and always finds time to respond to and inspire them. We are honoured to publish him."  Anthony Forbes Watson, MD Pan Macmillan


“I feel immensely proud to be recognised in this way and rather humbled when I think about the truly important job done by teachers, librarians and my fellow writers and illustrators. We want to put books into the hands of children so they can discover the great gift that is reading for pleasure. In these uncertain times we need great children's books more than ever!” Chris Riddell