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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

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

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

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. Meet Frida Kahlo, who found the greatest muse for her art was indeed herself - painting became a way to express her feelings and find her identity. There's Laura Knight, the artist who ran away with the circus. And then there's Peggy Guggenheim, the art collector who helped bring many talented artists into the spotlight. 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 has made a mark on the world. 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 Who Saved the Planet

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet

Author: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

From bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about trail-blazing women (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller). This time, it's women who have been making decisions that have helped protect our natural world from way before it was on a political agenda. Discover their untold stories. Tackle the plastic problem with Isatou Ceesay by recycling waste into beautiful objects. Marvel at the intelligence of chimpanzees with Jane Goodall. Learn why it's important to shop fair trade and cruelty-free with Anita Roddick and The Body Shop. Resist devastating deforestation and plant seeds of change with Wangari Maathai. We're in an age when young people like Greta Thunberg are calling for those in power to 'wake up' and take action. But everyone has a part to play. Written with hope and encouragement, this book shows that all actions, big and small, can be powerful in the fight against climate breakdown.

The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One

The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One

Author: Sue Mongredien 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 100 Postcards

Fantastically Great Women 100 Postcards

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

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 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 Worked Wonders

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Author: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work. What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents. Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today. Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World Activity Book

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World Activity Book

Author: 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 number one 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, 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, this book is full of fun, over 200 stickers and utterly inspiring activities!

Big Red Balloon

Big Red Balloon

Author: Anne Fine 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 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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