Judith Kerr - Author Picture

Judith Kerr - Illustrator

Judith Kerr was born on 14 June 1923 in Berlin but escaped from Hitler’s Germany with her parents and brother in 1933 when she was nine years old. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936. Judith went to eleven different schools, worked in the Red Cross during the war, and won a scholarship to the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Since then she has worked as an artist, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for the past thirty years, as author and illustrator of children’s books.

Her three autobiographical novels are based on her early wandering years (which against all the odds she greatly enjoyed), her adolescence in London during the war, and finally on a brief return to Berlin as a young married woman. The stories have been internationally acclaimed and, to the author’s considerable satisfaction, have done particularly well in Germany where they are sometimes used as an easy introduction to a difficult period of Germany history.

Judith is married to scriptwriter Tom Kneale – they have two children and Mog, their very own forgetful cat. They live in Barnes, London. Their son was awarded the Somerset Maughan prize for his first novel.

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Judith Kerr

My First MOG 123
Judith Kerr
Join everyone's favourite pet, and learn to count with MOG! Mog is the forgetful cat that everybody loves, and now you can learn to count with her in this brand new book for very young readers.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Judith Kerr
Share in fifty years of magic... The classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest is loved by millions of children and was first published fifty years ago. Now available in a new, cased board book format. A wonderful...
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Format: Board book | Released 08/03/2018
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Katinka's Tail
Judith Kerr
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Fans of the adventures of Judith Kerr's Mog will adore this magical story about the best-selling author's latest very special cat Katinka....
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Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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Mog Time Treasury Six Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
Judith Kerr
Mog is now firmly established as one of the true classic characters of children's picture books, alongside Ardizzone's Little Tim or Quentin Blake's Mrs Armitage. This handsome treasury brings together six favourite stories including the very first, Mog the Forgetful...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Mister Cleghorn's Seal
Judith Kerr
The much-loved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea has written and illustrated a delightful new story that is perfect for all the family. When lonely Mr Cleghorn adopts Charlie, an orphaned seal, after a visit to the seaside...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 25/08/2016
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My First Mog Books
Judith Kerr
This delightful set of miniature board books in a slipcase introduces babies and toddlers into Mog's world - everyone's favourite forgetful family pet - for the first time. The perfect gift for Mog fans old and new.
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Format: Board book | Released 02/06/2016
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Mog and Me and Other Stories
Judith Kerr
Mog is made for board books. Judith Kerr's illustrations look particularly attractive on the square white boards, and toddlers will love these four little stories of ordinary, everyday adventures. Mog and the little boy have fun together playing in the...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes a glorious picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go to the Queen's birthday party with his family and friends....
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Format: Board book | Released 28/01/2016
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea - China Tea Set
Judith Kerr
This special gift of a hardback book comes with its very own china tea set for you to hold your own tiger tea party. This wonderful story of a tiger coming to tea is about believing in the unexpected and...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 08/10/2015
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Mister Cleghorn's Seal
Judith Kerr
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - September 2015 Julia Eccleshare's Mega Book of the Month The much-loved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea has written and illustrated a delightful new story that is perfect for...
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Format: Hardback | Released 10/09/2015
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Judith Kerr
A wonderful story, about believing in the unexpected and magical. When a tiger turns up on the doorstep one day, the little girl and her mother just welcome him right in and offer him tea. He sits neatly at the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea Slipcase Edition
Judith Kerr
This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 40 years ago. Now celebrate the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr OBE with this beautiful slipcase gift...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2013
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Mog's Family of Cats (Board book)
Judith Kerr
This lovely to hold 40th anniversary flocked board book edition introduces all of Mog's relations who live in many different places. Her mummy and daddy live on a farm, her brother James has frogs in the garden, her sister Matilda...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/07/2010
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Mog in the Garden (Board Book)
Judith Kerr
Easy to hold in this robust and attractive flocked board book format, how Mog and her owner enjoy playing in the garden come rain or shine is full of lovely, every day adventure and surprises. Celebrates 40 years of Mog.
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/07/2010
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Mog's Kittens (flocked cover - Mog's 40th anniversary)
Judith Kerr
Mog's Kittens are utterly irresistible! How Mog looks after her gorgeous kittens, including when they hide, is both touching and fun! This 40th anniversary title is a board book with flocked cover.
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Format: Board book | Released 27/05/2010
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Mog and Me (Flocked cover)
Judith Kerr
This handsome board book with flocked cover celebrates the 40th anniversary of the creation of Mog. In it we see Mog and a toddler enjoy all the everyday activities such as washing, dressing, eating and above all, playing before falling...
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Format: Board book | Released 27/05/2010
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One Night in the Zoo
Judith Kerr
This deliciously imaginative night time adventure is perfectly captured in the soft colours of Judith's beautiful illustrations. What happens in the zoo after everyone has gone home is unexpected, unpredictable and delightful. And it is a useful introduction to counting,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Mog the Forgetful Cat mini hardback edition
Judith Kerr
Many happy returns to Mog the Forgetful Cat who has been delighting readers for forty years. Brilliant author-illustrator Judith Kerr's timeless stories about Mog, the cat who has a habit of forgetting everything, charm readers young and old. Toddlers adore...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2010
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Judith Kerr
This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest is now brought to life in an exciting luxury pop-up edition to celebrate its 40th anniversary. A wonderful story about believing in the unexpected and magical. When a tiger turns...
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Format: Novelty book | Released 01/09/2008
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Twinkles, Arthur and Puss
Judith Kerr
A furry feline tale from the creator of Mog the Forgetful Cat and The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Grandpa has a black cat called Puss. They like eating bacon and chips together. The Jones family also have a black...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2008
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The Mog Collection
Judith Kerr
A delightful boxed collection of 6 books together with a free audio CD of Mog, the cat with attitude.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2007
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