Awards & Winners

Martin Waddell

Date of Birth 10-April-1941
Place of Birth Belfast
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Martin S. Waddell
Profession Author
Martin Waddell is a British writer of children's books. He may be known best for the texts of picture books that feature anthropomorphic animals, especially the Little Bear series illustrated by Barbara Firth. He also writes under the pen name Catherine Sefton, for older children, primarily ghost stories and mystery fiction. The work by Sefton most widely held in WorldCat libraries is the novel In a blue velvet dress. For his "lasting contribution" as a children's writer Waddell received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2004.

Awards by Martin Waddell

Check all the awards nominated and won by Martin Waddell.


Bisto Merit Awards
Honored for : The Orchard Book of Ghostly Stories


Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
Honored for : Farmer Duck
(Gold Award, 0-5 years )


Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
Honored for : Can't you Sleep, Little Bear?
(Gold Award, 0-5 years )