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Kate Hindley - Illustrator

Kate Hindley lives and works in Birmingham (near the chocolate factory). She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children's print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working on children's books and greetings cards. She has exhibited with her good chums Girls Who Draw and Inkygoodness across the UK, and had a jolly good time painting up a totem pole for the Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibition 2011. Things Kate finds inspiring include Bob Godfrey, Richard Scarry, The Magic Roundabout (in particular Dougal and the Blue Cat), and Sharps Doom Bar.

Kate's first picture book The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was published by Simon & Schuster in August 2013, and was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal.

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The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower
Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore - illustrated by Kate Hindley
In a nutshell: brave, loyal, upstanding rabbit hero versus despicable rats Fans of rabbit hero Shylo Tawny-Tail will be delighted to hear that he is back for another exciting adventure. Shylo and the other Royal Rabbits of London are...
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Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Royal Rabbits of London
Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore - illustrated by Kate Hindley
In a nutshell: rabbits save the queen | You may not know this, but whenever a rabbit hears the words ‘the Queen', they sit up and use their ears to bow, even if they are in bed or on the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
Alexander Mccall Smith - illustrated by Kate Hindley
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Freddie Mole is just an ordinary boy who never imagines that he will do anything brave. He certainly never dreams that he would be brave enough to become a lion tamer. But...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedDon't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Kate Hindley
Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he's still irritated and frustrated when his owner won't treat him like an ordinary dog. It's a series of daily humiliations: he's called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Who Stole the Hamster?
N. Griffin - illustrated by Kate Hindley
In a nutshell: a clever bit of detection in the classroom | This satisfying, entertaining classroom crime caper thoroughly respects its young readers' intelligence. Smashie and Dontel are smart as they come and when the school hamster disappears from his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Royal Rabbits of London
Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore - illustrated by Kate Hindley
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | October 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: rabbits save the queen | You may not know this, but whenever a rabbit hears the words ‘the Queen', they sit...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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You Must Bring a Hat
Simon Philip - illustrated by Kate Hindley
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award A party invitation is at the centre of this highly entertaining and amusing story. It states that guests must bring a hat, but it appears that there are more entry requirements too, and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
Alexander Mccall Smith - illustrated by Kate Hindley
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Freddie Mole is just an ordinary boy who never imagines that he will do anything brave. He certainly never dreams that he would be brave enough to become a lion tamer. But...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedDon't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Kate Hindley
Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he's still irritated and frustrated when his owner won't treat him like an ordinary dog. It's a series of daily humiliations: he's called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Explosive Adventures
Alexander Mccall Smith - illustrated by Kate Hindley
There are two stories in this attractive little book, both involving food, animals and independent adventuring, a great combination for children! The Popcorn Pirates takes place in the Caribbean where a group of children single-handedly take on the pirates who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedWorst in Show
William Bee - illustrated by Kate Hindley
A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Ruby Laverty, aged 6 A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster. But Sidney is unlike...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2015
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Oliver and Patch
Claire Freedman - illustrated by Kate Hindley
January 2015 Book of the Month Claire Freedman's story of Oliver and Patch is guaranteed to warm hearts! Oliver is lonely in the big city until he finds a lost little dog and takes him home. In no time at...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Oliver and Patch
Claire Freedman - illustrated by Kate Hindley
January 2015 Book of the Month Claire Freedman's story of Oliver and Patch is guaranteed to warm hearts! Oliver is lonely in the big city until he finds a lost little dog and takes him home. In no time at...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedWorst in Show
William Bee - illustrated by Kate Hindley
A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster. But Sidney is unlike anyone else's pet…He is not full of parasites; extremely warty or the owner of very hot...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedJumblecat
Archie Kimpton - illustrated by Kate Hindley
July 2014 Debut of the Month Introducing a fantastically funny new voice in children's fiction. Think David Walliams meets Franck Cottrell Boyce with a smidgen of classics like Dick King-Smith and Richmal Crompton thrown in. Jumblecat is bursting with quirky...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Great Snortle Hunt
Claire Freedman - illustrated by Kate Hindley
A fabulous new picture book from the bestselling author of Aliens Love Underpants. A read-along rhyming text that will capture children's imaginations.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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