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Kate Hindley - Illustrator

About the 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.

Featured books by Kate Hindley

Other books by Kate Hindley

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

Author: Carys Bexington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Twas the night before Christmas, with a wonderful twist! Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns but this time instead of Alice, it's Santa's turn for an adventure down the rabbit hole. Join the Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the reindeer for a tea party with lots of festive fun! The Queen of Hearts hates Christmas - she's banned tinsel, mince pies and even good cheer - because when she was a little princess, the White Rabbit was late delivering her letter to Father Christmas and she didn't receive a present. But one snowy Christmas Eve, Santa finally receives her letter and races to deliver her gift! Will Santa and his reindeer be able to put the Merry back into Christmas in Wonderland? From the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by debut author Carys Bexington and illustrated by star artist Kate Hindley, The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind.

Jeremy Worried About the Wind

Jeremy Worried About the Wind

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A quirky, touching fully illustrated picture book that will open up important conversations about worries and anxiety from Blue Peter prize winning author, Pamela Butchart. Jeremy is a worrier. He worries about odd socks, spotty bananas, evil squirrels, burnt toast, dinosaurs and, most of all . . . the wind! His friend Maggie isn't worried about anything - after all, what's the worst that could happen? But when Maggie decides to go outside and play in the wind, Jeremy must act fast to keep her out of danger, and he is soon to discover that a bit of courage leads to the most exciting adventures. A funny and reassuring story from the bestselling author of Wigglesbottom Primary, and with charming and humorous artwork by Kate Hindley, illustrator of best-selling 'The Same But Different Too' and 'You Must Bring a Hat'.

The Littlest Yak

The Littlest Yak

Author: Lu Fraser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2020

Perfect for fans of Rachel Bright and Julia Donaldson, The Littlest Yak is joyous, rhyming caper that teaches little ones to celebrate their own unique talents! On the tip of the top of a mountain all snowy, where the ice-swirling, toe-curling blizzards were blowy, in a herd full of huddling yaks, big and small, lived Gertie . . .the littlest yak of them all. Gertie is the littlest yak in her whole herd, and she's feeling stuck in her smallness - she wants to grow UP and have bigness and tallness! But when it turns out that there are some things that only Gertie can do, might she come to see that she's perfect, just the way she is? A rollicking, heartwarming and reassuring story from debut author, Lu Fraser and much-loved illustrator, Kate Hindley. Praise for Kate Hindley: 'Hindley's wintry art and characterful creatures shine in this heart-warming story' The Bookseller (The Littlest Yak) 'Kate Hindley's charming illustrations bring bouncing Bernard to groovy life' Mail on Sunday(Be More Bernard) 'Children will love the simplee, stylish illustrations and gorgeous fine detail' The i (Treacle Street: Marcel's Parcels)

The Littlest Yak

The Littlest Yak

Author: Lu Fraser Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2020

Perfect for fans of Rachel Bright and Julia Donaldson, The Littlest Yak is joyous, rhyming caper that teaches little ones to celebrate their own unique talents! On the tip of the top of a mountain all snowy, where the ice-swirling, toe-curling blizzards were blowy, in a herd full of huddling yaks, big and small, lived Gertie . . .the littlest yak of them all. Gertie is the littlest yak in her whole herd, and she's feeling stuck in her smallness - she wants to grow UP and have bigness and tallness! But when it turns out that there are some things that only Gertie can do, might she come to see that she's perfect, just the way she is? A rollicking, heartwarming and reassuring story from debut author, Lu Fraser and much-loved illustrator, Kate Hindley. Praise for Kate Hindley: 'Hindley's wintry art and characterful creatures shine in this heart-warming story' The Bookseller (The Littlest Yak) 'Kate Hindley's charming illustrations bring bouncing Bernard to groovy life' Mail on Sunday(Be More Bernard) 'Children will love the simplee, stylish illustrations and gorgeous fine detail' The i (Treacle Street: Marcel's Parcels)

The Royal Rabbits

The Royal Rabbits

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'Packed with fun, fantasy and the sort of adventure guaranteed to have sticky little fingers hungrily turning the pages' The Mail on Sunday 'The Royal Rabbits is sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated' The Times The adventure begins for brave little Shylo, and his Royal Rabbit friends in this charming series from bestselling authors Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore and illustrator Kate Hindley, that proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet noise and a slice of mad courage! Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family. His siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! The Royal Rabbits have a proud history of protecting the royal family and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the ratzis... But can a rabbit as feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger?

The Royal Rabbits: Escape From the Tower

The Royal Rabbits: Escape From the Tower

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'Packed with fun, fantasy and the sort of adventure guaranteed to have sticky little fingers hungrily turning the pages' The Mail on Sunday 'The Royal Rabbits is sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated' The Times Shylo's adventures with his Royal Rabbit friends continue in this charming series from bestselling authors Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore and illustrator Kate Hindley, that proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet noise and a slice of mad courage! Little Shylo Tawny-Tail is proud to call himself one of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret order who live under Buckingham Palace and fight evil across the world. But high up in one of London's famous skyscrapers, the horrible Ratzis are plotting to cause chaos during a visit from the President of the United States. And when the Grand Burrow is attacked and Shylo is kidnapped, it looks as though they might just manage it! Can Shylo escape in time to save the day?

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

Author: Carys Bexington Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Twas the night before Christmas, with a wonderful twist! Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns but this time instead of Alice, it's Santa's turn for an adventure down the rabbit hole. Join the Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the reindeer for a tea party with lots of festive fun! The Queen of Hearts hates Christmas - she's banned tinsel, mince pies and even good cheer -because when she was a little Princess the White Rabbit was late delivering her letter to Father Christmas and she didn't receive a present. But one snowy Christmas Eve, Santa finally receives her letter and races to deliver her gift! Will Santa and his reindeer be able to put the Merry back into Christmas in Wonderland? From the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by debut author Carys Bexington and illustrated by star artist Kate Hindley, The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind.

Be More Bernard

Be More Bernard

Author: Simon Philip Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Perfect for fans of Jim Field and Julia Donaldson, Be More Bernard is the brilliant story of a disco bunny who will encourage us all to chase our dreams and embrace our differences. When the other bunnies bounced, I bounced. When they hopped, I hopped. When they slept, I did too. Like them, I dreamed. But MY dreams weren't the same. They were less . . . rabbity. Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. He's not going to twitch his nose and prick his ears. And while others might dream of carrots, Bernard's dreams are altogether more...disco! He starts small, but when he finally gets to groove with grace and jive with joy at Bertie and Brenda's Bunny Ball, Bernard shows the world that being yourself is the very best thing a bunny can be. From the author of the Sainsbury's Book Award-winning You Must Bring a Hat and the illustrator of the brand-new Treacle Street series!

Be More Bernard

Be More Bernard

Author: Simon Philip Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Perfect for fans of Jim Field and Julia Donaldson, Be More Bernard is the brilliant story of a disco bunny who will encourage us all to chase our dreams and embrace our differences. When the other bunnies bounced, I bounced. When they hopped, I hopped. When they slept, I did too. Like them, I dreamed. But MY dreams weren't the same. They were less . . . rabbity. Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. He's not going to twitch his nose and prick his ears. And while others might dream of carrots, Bernard's dreams are altogether more...disco! He starts small, but when he finally gets to groove with grace and jive with joy at Bertie and Brenda's Bunny Ball, Bernard shows the world that being yourself is the very best thing a bunny can be. From the author of the Sainsbury's Book Award-winning You Must Bring a Hat and the illustrator of the brand-new Treacle Street series!

The Same But Different Too

The Same But Different Too

Author: Karl Newson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? One thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story! The perfect picture book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world.

The Same But Different Too

The Same But Different Too

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? One thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story! The perfect picture book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world.

The Girl with the Lost Smile

The Girl with the Lost Smile

Author: Miranda Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

This is a story guaranteed to make you laugh and cry: the first children's book from award-winning, bestselling author and comedian Miranda Hart. Chloe Long has lost her smile. She's looked everywhere for it. (Under her pillow. Under her bed. Under her nose. Obviously.) She's tried everything to bring it back. (Her favourite cake. Her favourite gran. Her favourite joke. Obviously.) But nothing seems to be working! Until one night, something utterly magical happens - and Chloe finds herself on an adventure that is out of this world ... With fabulous illustrations by Sainsbury's Book of the Year winner, Kate Hindley, THE GIRL WITH THE LOST SMILE takes you on an action-packed, magical journey that celebrates the power of the imagination, the wonder of true friendship and is guaranteed to make you smile. 'Is Miranda Hart a National Treasure yet? If not, it can only be a year or two before she joins Stephen Fry and Alan Bennett in the trophy cabinet of the country's affections ... That personality and voice belong to a uniquely cherished comedian ... there's nobody like Miranda.' Daily Mail

The Knight Who Said No!

The Knight Who Said No!

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, he always runs inside just as he's asked. But one morning, instead of saying, yes, he says, NO! He will NOT help his dad find his shield, his arrow or his bow, and he will certainly NOT let the butcher go past. That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts the dragon, making a very unlikely friend . . .

The Knight Who Said No!

The Knight Who Said No!

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, he always runs inside just as he's asked. But one morning, instead of saying, yes, he says, NO! He will NOT help his dad find his shield, his arrow or his bow, and he will certainly NOT let the butcher go past. That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts the dragon, making a very unlikely friend . . .

The Lost Penguin An Oliver and Patch Story

The Lost Penguin An Oliver and Patch Story

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

The welcome return of Oliver and Patch - this time with Ruby and a lost baby penguin too! Everyone fell in love with these special characters in Oliver and Patch, finding their way in a big city and making new friends. In this story the three friends visit the zoo. They growl at the tigers, smile at the meerkats and laugh at the funny penguins. But when Peep, a little penguin who's new to the zoo, goes missing, the friends must set off together to bring him home. But it isn't always easy to agree on a plan, and the friends have to overcome some disagreements before everything works out. Another heartwarming tale of friendship and working as a team from the wonderful picture book partnership of Claire Freedman (author of the ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series) and the brilliant Kate Hindley. 'A touching story about the importance of friendship ... Another heartwarming tale of friendship and working as a team from this bestselling duo. Relaxing and reassuring, this is a gentle read.' Parents in Touch 'A sweet, thoughtful tale of friendship and teamwork, with plenty to linger over in Hindley's detailed artwork' Fiona Noble, Bookseller Praise for Oliver and Patch: 'Children will enjoy this moving addition to their picture book library that leaves jokes aside to say something a little more thoughtful' Books for Keeps 'This is a beautiful story about the power of friendship, but also of love for animals' Once Upon a Bookcase 'This is a sweet story about friendship and new beginnings that children will warmly appreciate' Kids' Book Review

The Girl with the Lost Smile

The Girl with the Lost Smile

7+ readers

Author: Miranda Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

An outstanding hardback edition, with cover and inside illustrations by Sainsbury's Book of the Year winner, Kate Hindley. Chloe Long has lost her smile. She's looked everywhere for it. (Under her pillow. Under her bed. Under her nose. Obviously.)She's tried everything to bring it back. (Her favourite cake. Her favourite gran. Her favourite joke. Obviously.) But nothing seems to be working! Until one night, something utterly magical happens - and Chloe finds herself on an adventure that is out of this world ...

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They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area. OOH LA LA! From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and the team behind Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! comes a wildly inventive, contemporary picture book comedy about aliens. Boron, Bazoo and Zob are three extra-terrestrials on a mission. They're going to take something brilliant from Earth and bring it back to their home planet, Zabalooloo. Something like ... an enormous elephant! But this goofy, giddy trio are simply too overexcited - they're never going to catch anything if they keep wiggle-woggle dancing, taking selfies and shouting, Ooh la la! .

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2017

We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area. OOH LA LA! From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, and the team behind Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! comes a wildly inventive, contemporary picture book comedy about aliens. Boron, Bazoo and Zob are three extra-terrestrials on a mission. They're going to take something brilliant from Earth and bring it back to their home planet, Zabalooloo. Something like ... an enormous elephant! But this goofy, giddy trio are simply too overexcited - they're never going to catch anything if they keep wiggle-woggle dancing, taking selfies and shouting, Ooh la la! .

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2017

The orphan girl Pollyanna moves in with her strict aunt in New England. Despite a difficult start, Pollyanna's exuberance and positivity affect everyone who meets her, and she spreads joy and love wherever she goes. But when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna finds her optimistic attitude tested, and she must learn to find happiness again. A heartwarming tale that has become one of the most loved children's stories of all time, Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 best-seller - the first in a long series of Pollyanna novels by the author and other writers - is a beautiful story with a powerful moral message.

Alexander McCall Smith's Marvellous Mix-ups

Alexander McCall Smith's Marvellous Mix-ups

Author: Alexander Mccall Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

An irresistible bind-up edition of two infectiously entertaining adventure mysteries, Spaghetti Tangle and Teacher Trouble, from the bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, and with amazing illustrations by Kate Hindley throughout. Spaghetti Tangle John and Nicky would give anything in the world for a bowl of chips or a piece of chocolate cake, but they live with their strange aunty and she won't let them eat anything that's not raw! One day they sneek out and slurp down a plate piled high with spaghetti. Now they want more ... Lucky for them, there's a competition to visit the spaghetti factory and eat as much as you like. What will aunty say? Teacher Trouble It's Jenny's first day at a new school and she looks very grown-up - her mum has made sure of it. But when she arrives at the school, she looks so smart that the rest of her class think she is their new teacher! Soon Jenny finds herself in all sorts of tricky situations. How long will it be before Jenny is found out? And what will happen then?

You Must Bring a Hat

You Must Bring a Hat

Author: Simon Philip Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don't own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat be enough? Find out in this tale that builds to a gloriously surreal and hilarious ending.

Big Book of Spanish Words

Big Book of Spanish Words

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2015

Suitable for young language learners, this book includes over a thousand words of basic Spanish vocabulary. A picture associated with each word aids learning, there is a bilingual word list at the back of the book, and links to hear pronunciation by a native speaker online.

Best Friends' Bakery: A Spoonful of Secrets Book 2

Best Friends' Bakery: A Spoonful of Secrets Book 2

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2015

After a difficult beginning, things are starting to look up for the Sugar and Spice Bakery. Business is good, and Hannah is excited about starting school with her new friends. But as school starts, Mia is acting strangely, and it looks as though things aren't going to be as easy as Hannah had thought... Friendship, fun and baking - this is CHOCOLAT for 8+.

Best Friends' Bakery: Sugar and Spice Book 1

Best Friends' Bakery: Sugar and Spice Book 1

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett's life has changed. Her mum has recently remarried, and Hannah's got a new dad and twin sisters! The whole family have moved from the city to a small town so that Hannah's mum can fulfil her life-long dream of opening a bakery. But things don't start well for the new bakery, and soon Mum's too busy to spend time with Hannah the way she used to. Hannah knows she can turn the Sugar and Spice Bakery's fortunes around - all she needs to do is convince Mum she can be useful. Can Hannah use her baking talent to save the bakery, learn to live with her big new family and - most importantly - make some friends before school starts? Friendship, fun and baking - this is CHOCOLAT for 8+.

Big Book of English Words

Big Book of English Words

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2013

An essential vocabulary builder for young children, with around a thousand everyday words and pictures, arranged thematically. There are lots of things to spot and talk about in this large format board book, that is perfect for poring over together. With characterful and slightly nostalgic illustrations by Kate Hindley.

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Does your woolly mammoth need a wash? It's not a very easy thing to do... Find out exactly how to wash your mammoth in this hilarious instruction manual - just remember don't get any soap in its eyes or it might escape up a tree!

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