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Catherine Rayner

  • 5 stars across 33 books
    Catherine Rayner's first book, Augustus and His Smile, was nominated for the V&A Illustration Award, and the Greenaway, and won the Bookstart Best New Illustrator Award. She was also named as one of the ten best new illustrators in Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. Catherine has illustrated the utterly delightful kitten book Posy (written by the award-winning Linda Newbery) for Orchard Books. She also exhibits her work at art galleries where her screen prints are very much in demand. Catherine lives in Edinburgh.
    1st June 2015

    Smelly Louie

    Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special S... More

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    22nd June 2016

    Olga da Polga

    Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's... More

    (4 reviews)
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    9th February 2016

    Solomon and Mortimer

    Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing i... More

    (3 reviews)
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    26th February 2019

    The Go-Away Bird

    A gorgeous story about friendship and working together from a star picture-book partnership, the bestselling Julia D... More

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    2nd August 2012

    The Tales of Olga Da Polga

    Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's... More

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    6th October 2015

    Clare and her Captain

    On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare is bored by her parents' squabbling and longs for an adventure of her own. He... More

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    1st February 2010

    Sylvia and Bird

    Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely - until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, s... More

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    5th May 2016

    Augustus and His Smile: 10th Anniversary Edition

    Augustus the tiger is sad. He has lost his smile. So he does a HUGE tigery stretch and sets off to find it. As he climbs... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Posy

    Posy may be one of the cheekiest, most inquisitive kittens around but that doesn't stop her being the most lovable one... More

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      Catherine’s illustrations/paintings are divinely simple but so effectively accompany the story. 

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