Socialist Worker congratulates Michael Rosen on becoming Children's Laureate. He received the award at a ceremony in London on Monday.
The position is awarded every two years to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Judges consider nominations from a range of organisations representing librarians, critics, writers, booksellers and children.
Michael said: 'I hope that I'll be able to boost all children's reading for pleasure. One of the things I would like to do is help set up a website where poets and children can perform their poems, like a YouTube for performance poetry.'