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Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr

  • 5 stars across 91 books
Judith Kerr OBE Biography
Judith Kerr OBE is the well-known illustrator and writer of classic popular stories such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Judith Kerr was born Anna Judith Gertrud Helene Kerr on 14th June 1923 in Berlin. Her family left Germany in 1933, living in Switzerland and France before settling in Britain in 1936. She won a scholarship to study at the Central School of Arts and Crafts after working for the Red Cross during World War Two. 

Judith Kerr Facts
Although Judith dreamed of being a famous writer as a child, she only started writing and drawing books when her own children were learning to read.

Judith Kerr was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to children's literature and Holocaust education.

Our favourite Judith Kerr Book Characters
The Tiger - from The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Mog - from the Mog series of stories

Our favourite Judith Kerr Book Quote
"Once there was a little girl called Sophie, and she was having tea with her mummy in the kitchen. Suddenly there was a ring at the door. Sophie's mummy said, 'I wonder who that could be?'" (The Tiger Who Came To Tea)
30th January 2006

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The classic picture book story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children sinc... MoreThe Tiger Who Came to Tea

(207 reviews) Review
7th February 2005

Mog the Forgetful Cat

Everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog is loved by children everywhere for her funny and warm-hearted escapades. ... MoreMog the Forgetful Cat

(59 reviews) Review
27th October 2011

Mog's Christmas

Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... The classic Christmas sto... MoreMog's Christmas

(29 reviews) Review
27th September 2018

Mummy Time

Mummy time is magic time in this unexpected and enchanting tale from the one and only Judith Kerr, creator of The Ti... MoreMummy Time

(23 reviews) Review
1st July 2008

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

This semi-autobiographical classic, written by the beloved Judith Kerr, tells the story of a Jewish family escaping Germ... MoreWhen Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

(22 reviews) Review
19th October 2017

Katinka's Tail

The classic picture book about a magical cat from the beloved and iconic Judith Kerr. This magical new b... MoreKatinka's Tail

(20 reviews) Review
4th April 2005

Mog and Bunny

Mog is everyone’s favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about what happens when her fav... MoreMog and Bunny

(16 reviews) Review
11th July 2019

The Curse of the School Rabbit

The laugh-out-loud story of a boy who needs a new bike for Christmas, the rabbit who might help him get it, and a lot ... MoreThe Curse of the School Rabbit

(16 reviews) Review
3rd September 2009

Mog and the Baby

A gorgeous story written and illustrated by one of our best known and loved Childrens book authors notoriosuly known f... MoreMog and the Baby

(14 reviews) Review
18th June 2015

The Crocodile Under the Bed

A magical new classic in the making from the creator of the beloved favourite, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Once... MoreThe Crocodile Under the Bed

(9 reviews) Review
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