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Catherine Rayner

Catherine Rayner

  • 5 stars across 36 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.
7th March 2019

The Go-Away Bird

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

(20 reviews) Review
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... MoreAugustus and His Smile: 10th Anniversary Edition

(17 reviews) Review
2nd July 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... MoreSmelly Louie

(11 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Tales of Olga Da Polga

(9 reviews) Review
3rd July 2014

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Celebrating 80 years of Gobbolino - the charming tale of a witch's cat who would rather be a kitchen cat, ... MoreGobbolino the Witch's Cat

(8 reviews) Review
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... MoreSolomon and Mortimer

(5 reviews) Review
7th July 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... MoreOlga da Polga

(5 reviews) Review
19th August 2021

What it's Like to be a Bird

'This beautiful book is one to treasure forever' David Walliams, comedian and children's author WINNER of The Mar... MoreWhat it's Like to be a Bird

(4 reviews) Review
2nd April 2009


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

(3 reviews) Review
6th October 2015

Clare and her Captain

On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare's summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and ... MoreClare and her Captain

(2 reviews) Review
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