Winner of the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for her second book Harris Finds His Feet, Catherine Rayner has now been shortlisted five times for the prestigious award. Other awards include the English 4-11 Award 2009 and the UKLA Children’s Book Award 2012. Solomon Crocodile was Picture Book of the Year in the Netherlands in 2014, which resulted in the book being animated and adapted for the stage. Norris, The Bear Who Shared was included in The Sunday Times 100 Children’s Modern Classics list 2014.
Catherine lives in Edinburgh with her husband two young sons, and a small menagerie of animals.
Interviews with Catherine Rayner
Feathered, scaly or furry, children form powerful and enriching bonds with their pets. If you don’t have room in your house (or lifestyle) for a multitude of birds and beasts—you can always read about them in books! Catherine Rayner, one of the UK’s leading creators of children’s picture books and devoted animal lover, recommends her favourite illustrated picture books celebrating pets.