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Hello! My name is Kate Read and I am a children's book author and illustrator.

I make my illustrations using hand painted and mono printed paper collage which I finish digitally.

My picture books and non-fiction children's books have been translated into lots of languages and are available across the world.


Two Hoots
pan macmillan

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For book enquiries please contact my Agent Jessica Hare at the Agency

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Winner of the Teach Early Years Awards, 2021

One Fox shortlisted for the UKLA book awards, 2021

Awarded Arts Council Creative Development Grant, May 2021


Winner of the Mathical Book Prize, 2020 

Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, 2020

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize, 2020

Ezra Jack Keats Honouree, 2020

Shortlisted for The Cambridgeshire Libraries 'Read it Again Award' 2020

Shortlisted for the 'Queen's Knickers 'Award, the Society of Authors, 2020

New York Public Library recommended list, 2019

Winner of the Cybils Awards - Fiction Picture Book, 2019

Awarded a Kirkus Star for One Fox, 2019

Gold Award from the Parent's Choice Foundation, 2019 

Winner of SCWBI Undiscovered Voices, 2018

Student teacher on the Cambridge School of Art Children's Book

Illustration Summer School, 2018

Shortlisted for the Batsford Prize and Picturehooks, 2018

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