Catherine Anholt - Hachette Children's Group

Catherine Anholt



Catherine and Laurence Anholt are a husband and wife team who have produced about 200 children's books, published in more than 30 languages around the world. Their books have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award on two occasions.

Catherine comes from an Irish family and is one of eight brothers and sisters. Catherine and Laurence met while studying Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art. They went on to take Master's Degrees at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy respectively.

Around half of the Anholts' titles are illustrated by Catherine, including the Chimp and Zee series and numerous picture books published by Orchard Books.

The Anholts have been closely involved with a number of literacy charities and Catherine produced some of the original material for the highly successful government funded BookStart scheme, which encourages parents to share books with babies from the earliest possible age. Their work has taken them inside Downing Street and Buckingham Palace on several occasions.

Catherine and Laurence live near the sea in Devon. They have three grown up children: Claire works for the UN in New York, Tom Anholt is a painter living in Berlin and Maddy is an actor based in London.

Alongside her children's books, Catherine produces hundreds of painting and prints. You can see some of them at: www.catherineanholt.com

Orchard Books

The Big Book of Love

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

All you need is love - whether you are big or small. Your small one will delight in the pitch-perfect rhymes and detailed pictures with so much to spot and talk about; the friendly and familar depictions of everyday life will engage young children time and time again. Colours, transport, animals, cities, seasides and people of every kind dance through this charming book creating a romping, rhyming celebration of life for all to share.Perfect for every day and every family, this latest classic in the Anholt library would also make a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day and any festive occassion as it is bursting with love!

Orchard Books

Billy and the Big New School

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

A classic picture book story to reassure children who are nervous about starting school.Billy is not at all sure about starting school. In fact, he wishes he could stay at home with his mum. But with some gentle encouragement and the help of a new friend, Billy soon discovers that school can be a lot of fun! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its delightful and amusing insight into the joys and trepidations of starting school.'Full of reassurance, this is the ideal book for a child nervous about the big day' - The BooksellerFrom the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Children's Modern Classics.

Orchard Books

Going to Nursery

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Orchard Books

Babies, Babies, Babies!

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Babies love to play, laugh and cuddle, and this book is full of all the things that babies love best. The bright and cheerful illustrations are packed with details for little ones to pore over and explore. There's even a game for parents and babies to play together as they read: can you find the special bunny hiding on each page?With colourful pictures and an upbeat, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect gift for all little ones and their parents.Featured in the Sunday Times as part of their 100 Modern Classic Picture Books list.'The Anholts show once again how tuned in they are to what works for small children' - Sunday Times

Orchard Books

We Love Bears

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Everyone loves bears! Join a little boy and his baby brother as their cherished teddy takes them on a magical adventure - a fun-filled trip to Teddy Bear Town. This delightful story from an award-winning and much-loved team includes teddy bears galore and lots of little details that children will love to spot.'A lovely rhyming adventure.'Nursery World'A lovely snuggly book.'Bookbag

Orchard Books

Babies Love Books

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Babies love books - and they'll love this one best of all! This fabulous rhyming celebration of books and the fun ways to share them will send your little one bouncing into a lifetime's love of reading. A future classic from an award-winning and much-loved team.

Orchard Books

The New Puppy

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Anna loves dogs. She had china dogs and clockwork dogs, fluffy dogs and bedtime dogs. She has every kind you could think of except . . . a real dog! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its brilliant evocation of the ups and downs of looking after a new pet.

Orchard Books

Sophie and the New Baby

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

One day, Sophie's mum tells her some big, important news: there's going to be a new baby in the family! Sophie is very excited but then, one winter's night, the baby is born and everything changes...Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its perceptive, heart-warming and witty observations on the arrival of a new baby.From the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Chidren's Modern Classics.

Orchard Books

Good Days Bad Days

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Every family has good days and bad days - days when everything seems perfect and others where everything seems to go wrong . . . Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its brilliant evocation of the ups and downs of family life.

Orchard Books

Harry's Home

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt