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Kate Pankhurst - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Kate currently illustrates children’s books from her studio in Leeds where she lives with her partner and two house rabbits. She has a particular passion for finding peculiar looking people/animals to draw and is pleased that this has lead to a very exciting job as an illustrator. Graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, in 2002, Kate was the highest placed undergraduate in the Macmillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration. She returned to Preston to study an MA in Children’s Book Illustration and has worked on a number of children’s books with lots of exciting authors.

Featured books by Kate Pankhurst

Other books by Kate Pankhurst

The Pain and the Great One: Wheelies!

The Pain and the Great One: Wheelies!

Author: Judy Blume Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2022

The Pain and the Great One: Saturday Stories is a fun bind-up of the first two books in the series - Soupy Saturdays and Cool Zone. In these hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories, Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister, with gorgeous illustrations by Kate Pankhurst. Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great. Whether they are riding bikes, getting their hair cut or throwing parties, there's always something for them to argue about. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun! The second two books in the series are also available as a bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: Go Places.

The Pain and the Great One: Going Places

The Pain and the Great One: Going Places

Author: Judy Blume Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2022

The Pain and the Great One: Go Places is a fun bind-up of the third and fourth books in the series - Going, Going, Gone! and Friend or Fiend? In these hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories, Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister, with gorgeous illustrations by Kate Pankhurst. Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great. Whether they are going on holiday, visiting family or enjoying a snow day, there's always something to argue about. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun! The first two books in the series are also available as bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: Saturday Stories.

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

Author: Kate Pankhurst Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

'Significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls' GUARDIAN 'It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired' BOOKSELLER 'An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf' HUFFINGTON POST Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they're usually the work of men. In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the fascinating stories of some of history's most talented female artists. * Express your feelings and find your identity through art with Frida Kahlo * Run away to the circus and paint with Laura Knight * Help bring talented artists into the spotlight with Peggy Guggenheim * Challenge racism and segregation by creating powerful art with Faith Ringgold Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories is a celebration of just some of the women whose creativity and dreams have made a mark on the world. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike! List of women featured: Amrita Sher-Gil, Elisabeth Le Brun, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, Dame Laura Knight and Peggy Guggenheim.

Fantastically Great Women Boxed Set Gift Editions

Fantastically Great Women Boxed Set Gift Editions

Author: Kate Pankhurst Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/11/2019

'Significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls' GUARDIAN 'It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired' BOOKSELLER 'An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf' HUFFINGTON POST Celebrate some of the most extraordinary women and their remarkable lives with this gorgeous gift set of the wildly successful Fantastically Great Women picture books! Written and illustrated by bestselling author and illustrator, Kate Pankhurst - descendent of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst - this will make the perfect Christmas gift or birthday present for curious little minds. This brilliant collection includes: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World Fantastically Great Women Who Made History Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders Marvel at some of the world's leading game changers and go-getters, read about the suffragettes and their fight for rights, fashion icons, artists and revolutionaries...you will even meet pharaohs, queens, scientists and great literary minds with this fact-packed and inspiring introduction to our history's female leaders. Be prepared to be inspired by Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Emmeline Pankhurst and so many more brilliant women. This is a wonderful children's non-fiction picture book gem for boys and girls ready to take on the world! A must have for all little bookshelves.

The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One

The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One

Author: Sue Mongredien Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Join in the fun with these three funny, festive stories about Father Christmas and his bonkers family - nothing goes to plan when the Christmases are about! Disaster strikes when Nick (a.k.a. Father Christmas) catches the flu just before Christmas day, meaning that it's up to his fun-loving younger brother Harry to save the day in Uncle Christmas. In Granny Christmas Nick and Harry's Granny turns up with her grumpy pet penguin, Percy, to stay for the festive season, causing chaos with her inventions and nearly ruining all the careful preparation the boys have done! Can Granny Christmas prove to her grandsons that her inventions are more helpful than harmful? Pandemonium ensues when the whole extended Christmas family unexpectedly turn up for the festive season in Real Family Christmas! With their parents, Uncle Rufus and Aunty Ruby, three wild cousins, Great Uncle Alf and seven-year-old Ivy all staying, how can Nick and Harry make sure that Christmas goes smoothly this year? Perfect for newly confident readers or for the family to enjoy together, Sue Mongredien's The Real Family Christmas: Three Stories in One, featuring gorgeous illustrations from Kate Pankhurst, is sure to make you laugh-out-loud, getting you ready for Christmas and putting you in the festive spirit.

Fantastically Great Women A Big Ideas Notebook

Fantastically Great Women A Big Ideas Notebook

Author: Kate Pankhurst Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Be brave, be bold, be inspired and write about your BIG ideas. The Fantastically Great Women Big Ideas Notebook, inspired by Kate Pankhurst's extraordinary picture book series, invites you to use your imagination to shape the future! There are pages that include Fantastically Great Women quotes and decorated pages inviting you to write your own strong messages, thoughts and memories. Meet Mary Anning, who discovered amazing fossils, Josephine Baker, one of the world's most iconic dancers, Valentina Tereshkova, who travelled all the way to space and so many more women who will inspire you! With lots of inspirational quotes, like 'Shine like the star you are' and 'You are capable of things you never thought possible', this fun notebook should always be on hand. Inspiration can strike at any moment!

Fantastically Great Women 100 Postcards

Fantastically Great Women 100 Postcards

Author: Kate Pankhurst Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Cards Release Date: 22/08/2019

'Significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls' GUARDIAN 'It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired' BOOKSELLER 'An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf' HUFFINGTON POST These 100 Fantastically Great Women postcards, inspired by Kate Pankhurst's extraordinary picture book series, invite little ones, teens and adults to use their imagination to shape the future! Each postcard celebrates women who have changed the world we live in today and who followed their hearts, talents and dreams. With motivational quotes on each postcard, remind someone you love to 'never give up', just like Rosa Parks. Or to 'tell their own story', following the wonderful Jane Austen. Or even to 'follow their own path' on the example of Sacagawea. You will meet brilliant women from the past, including Amelia Earhart, Emmeline Pankhurst, Valentina Tereshkova, Elizabeth Blackwell and so many more. With these 100 Fantastically Great Women postcards, you can write inspiring messages to the fantastically great people you know, near or far!

Captain Cat and the Great Pirate Race

Captain Cat and the Great Pirate Race

Author: Sue Mongredien Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Captain Cat and the Great Pirate Race is a laugh-out-loud piratical adventure from Sue Mongredien, illustrated by Kate Pankhurst, creator of the bestselling Great Women who Changed the World. Patch is a ship's cat who lives aboard the Golden Earring. Along with her friends Cutlass the parrot and Monty the monkey, Patch frequently gets her pirate crew out of trouble - although they never realize quite how much she does to save their skins . . . In their second swashbuckling adventure, the pirate crew enter the Great Pirate Race; the most famous sailing competition in the high-seas. But when the crew decide to take a short-cut through the Sea of Really Really Bad Things, it's up to Patch to get them out of trouble - will she be able to save them from the scary, gigantic and, worst of all, really hungry sea-monster? Enjoy more adventures on the high seas with the first in the Captain Cat series, Captain Cat and the Treasure Map.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World Activity Book

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World Activity Book

Author: Kate Pankhurst Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Join some of the world's most inspiring women in this must-have activity book based on Kate Pankhurst's #1 bestselling title Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. Full of fun and utterly inspiring activities and over 200 stickers! Write your own stories with Jane Austen, lead a fashion revolution just like Coco Chanel and design your own pyjamas, and walk in the footprints of Mary Anning and follow the dot-to-dot to uncover the skeletons of dinosaurs. The world is full of amazing women, including you! Create beautiful postcards to send to some of the fantastically great women in your life and use the pages of this book to write down your own hopes and dreams for how you will change the world. With accessible information about these brilliant women accompanying each activity!

Big Red Balloon

Big Red Balloon

Author: Anne Fine Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Meet the queen in this sweet story by Anne Fine, perfect for children learning to read. Pip's class are sending big red helium balloons off to celebrate their school's 100th anniversary. They ask the people who find them to tell them how far they'd gone. One lands just down the road, one is found in the next town - but Pip's flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! And Pip gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple Meet the queen in this sweet story by Anne Fine, perfect for children learning to read. Pip's class are sending big red helium balloons off to celebrate their school's 100th anniversary. They ask the people who find them to tell them how far they'd gone. One lands just down the road, one is found in the next town - but Pip's flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! And Pip gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Author: Mara Alperin Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2014

When three billy goat brothers reach the bridge to the meadow, a slobbering troll blocks their path. The brothers are no fools - but how do you trick a troll? My First Fairy Tales are a magical introduction to the well-loved stories that are a key part of every childhood. With fresh and fun illustrations, these simple re-tellings of classic fairy tales make a perfect bedtime read for three to six year olds. Make sure you collect Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood, too!

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