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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 updates about Catherine Rayner

Kitten Day

A brilliant kitten book... Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books 

3 days ago

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

A beary good book Five Bears by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books

3 days ago

Plastic Free July

Learn and read about the creatures that live alongside us in Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books

10 days ago

International Joke Day

A book that will make you all laugh! Ernest by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books

12 days ago

International Joke Day

A book that will make you all laugh! Solomon and Mortimer by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books

12 days ago

Camera Day

Take a piture or just look at one ... Mini and Hardly and the Big Adventure by Catherine Rayner from Macmillan Children's Books

14 days ago

Refugee Week

There’s no place like it... Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books

23 days ago

National Share-a-Story Month

Who doesn't love storytime. Curl up with your kids and Gobbolino the Witch's Cat. The perfect read for storytime! Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books.

1 month ago

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