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  • 5 stars across 70 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)
    6th February 2006

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children since it was f... More

    (103 reviews)
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    7th February 2005

    Mog the Forgetful Cat

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... Everyone's favourite family cat first appeared fifty years ago,... More

    (35 reviews)
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    24th September 2018

    Mummy Time

    Mummy time is magic time in this unexpected and enchanting new tale from the one and only Judith Kerr, creator of Th... More

    (18 reviews)
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    27th October 2011

    Mog's Christmas

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... The classic Christmas sto... More

    (16 reviews)
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    19th October 2017

    Katinka's Tail

    The brand new picture book from the beloved and iconic Judith Kerr. This magical new book from the one a... More

    (16 reviews)
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    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 ... More

    (14 reviews)
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    1st July 2008

    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

    This semi-autobiographical and unforgettable story, of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start of the Se... More

    (10 reviews)
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    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... More

    (9 reviews)
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    27th May 2010

    One Night in the Zoo

    A wonderful counting book from Judith Kerr, the best-selling author of the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea ... More

    (6 reviews)
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    2nd October 2000

    Mog's Bad Thing

    Mog, everyone's favourite cat, is back and she is not happy... Mog loves her garden, but somehow it seem... More

    (5 reviews)
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