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    My life in books...

    An insight into the books I love and the books I love to give...plus a little look at some of books that continue to inspire my work today.

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    Meet Richard the Fish!

    After a long wait, I am so happy to introduce you to Richard the Goldfish in my BRAND NEW book 'My Pet Goldfish'! Released TODAY, you can hear more about this book and how I made it on my social media channels and in my newsletter!

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    Celebrating Arlo!

    'Arlo the Lion who Couldn't Sleep' has been nominated for several awards recently which makes me so happy - he is one of my favourite characters so I am delighted that so many children are enjoying him and his story! To celebrate, I wanted to show you a little video that I made recently of me drawing Arlo from start to finish - including some fun painting! 

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    Christmas Cards are BACK!!

    For any early birds out there, my full Christmas card range is now on sale...I hope you can find the perfect festive animal character to send good wishes to your loved ones this year!

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    Go Away Bird and the Power of Play

    I’m so excited to be supporting @GreatOrmondSt’s #PowerOfPlay!

    Children have had such a difficult time since the start of the pandemic, but play can help them through all of life’s challenges.

    I’ve worked with GOSH Charity and the hospital’s Play team to create a brand new activity....read on to find out more!

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    Q&A - Illustrating a text by another author

    Here I answer questions from the team in Edinburgh Printmakers about the process of illustrating a book that someone else has written! It is quite different from when I illustrate my own books...read on to find out how it all works!

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    Top tips for bringing out your kids' creativity!

    There's no need for kids to be bored over the summer! I've put together my top tips for encouraging your children to pick up a pencil and paper - you might even feel inspired yourself to get stuck in! Read on to find out more...

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    Partnership with Simpsons Special Care Babies

    I recently partnered with Simsons Special Care Babies - the charity that supports parents with babies in the Special Care Baby unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Following their request for illustrations, I was absolutely delighted to help - read on to learn more about this brilliant organisation and how we worked together.

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    New Card Designs for 2021

    Brand new greetings cards have just launched and provide a fresh new look to the range of cards now on offer. I'm sure you will find a creature to suit any friend or loved one! Read on to learn more...

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    Summer Exhibition at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY

    'Catherine Rayner and Company'
    Saturday 17 July – Sunday 5 September

    I am so delighted to have a large exhibition at the beautiful Nunnington Hall this summer. Located in my native Yorkshire, Nunnington Hall is a National Trust property and is a fantastic spot to visit. The exhibition will be accompanied by activities based around my books to create a super family day out. I hope to see you there!

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    BBC Authors Live

    Watch my recent appearance on BBC Authors Live for a sneak peek into how Arlo the Lion was created!

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    CILIP Kate Greenway medal shortlisting for Arlo!

     Very exciting news released on 18th March - my latest book "ARLO, The lion who couldn't sleep" has been shortlisted for the hugely prestigious CILIP Kate Greenway medal!

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