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  • 5 stars across 16 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... More

    (20 reviews)
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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

    (15 reviews)
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    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... More

    (11 reviews)
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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

    (8 reviews)
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    3rd July 2014

    Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

    Gobbolino the witch's cat - the charming tale of a witch's cat who would rather be a kitchen cat. Gobbolino, th... More

    (5 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

    (5 reviews)
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    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... More

    (5 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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    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 Have you ever wondered ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    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 ... More

    (2 reviews)
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      What it's Like to be a Bird

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