Kate Read is a children’s book illustrator, who lives in East Anglia, and originally trained as a theatre designer. In 2018, she graduated from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art and was one of the winners of the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition 2018.
Kate loves colour and simplified form; she works using a mixture of media including collage, painting and print making, allowing the project to dictate the direction of the ideas.
Kate’s first picture book, One Fox (Two Hoots), a counting book thriller was nominated for the 2020 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for illustrated books and the 2021 UKLA book awards. Also published by Two Hoots, Boo! A Fishy Mystery is a glorious underwater adventure with a surprise ending.
Kate’s most recent publication, The Littlest Elephant (Two Hoots), was published earlier this year. It is a beautiful and humorous book about learning empathy for others and helping those who may need it.