Catherine Rayner

Illustrator

About Catherine Rayner

Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her artwork. In 2008 Catherine was selected as one of the Ten Best New Illustrators for Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. She has been short-listed for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal four times, and won in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet. In addition to illustrating for other authors such as Michael Bond, Holly Webb and Michael Morpurgo, she has also written her own picture books, including Ernest, Solomon Crocodile, Solomon and Mortimer and Smelly Louie, which won the Peter's Book of the Year award in 2015.

Recent activity

1 year ago

Out now! Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep by Catherine Rayner,. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
Catherine Rayner

1 year ago

You should read Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
World Storytelling Day

1 year ago

Why not try The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
World Storytelling Day

1 year ago

A remarkable book that your children will love. Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner.
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

1 year ago

Out now! The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Catherine Rayner. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner

1 year ago

You'll love Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
National Mutt Day (US)

2 years ago

Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books is a wonderful book for your children
The Perfect Read

2 years ago

Solomon and Mortimer by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books is a wonderful book for your children
The Perfect Read