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Catherine Walters - Illustrator

I have been lucky enough to follow my childhood dream of becoming an Illustrator and Author. I illustrated and wrote over 30 Children's Books. My books have been enjoyed by children throughout Europe, the USA and Asia. They have been translated into all the main European languages, as well as a diverse range of others, including Mandarin, Japanese, Korean & Urdu.

I took a break from illustrating after my third son was born, although I continued to write a few books. During this time we lived in India for 3 years, before finally settling in Tasman, New Zealand.

I am not currently illustrating Children's Books.

Here is the bibliography of my past works published as Catherine Walters.


Max and Minnie

Author: Catherine Walters
Illustrations: Catherine

 

 

 

Max and Minnie are town cats.  They have never chased a bird nor caught a mouse.  Suddenly, their comfortable life changes when they follow a mouse through  mousehole behind the sofa and find themselves in a dark, wintry wood.

 

Catherine Walters is a highly talented new artist whose beautiful and richly detailed pictures follow Max and Minnie's misadventures through a snowy landscape where countless dangers lurk.

"Catherine Walters' sumptuous illustrations create two memorable cat characters... A visually notable book" 
Junior Bookshelf

When will it be Spring?

Author: Catherine Walters
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

It is Alfie's first winter and his mother tells him he must sleep until Spring. "But when will it be spring?" Alfie wonders. Mother Bear tells Alfie it will be Spring when the flowers are out, when the sun shines and when the birds perch on the trees. And as Alfie curls up for the long winter, he feels sure he will know exactly when Spring has arrived. But some things aren't always what they appear to be . . .

 

This delightful story about the changing seasons will keep children guessing with Alfie. Just when will it be Spring?

"Since Alfie resembles every child's own teddy, children will readily identify with this amiable and warm Everybear."
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Are you there, Baby Bear?

Author: Catherine Walters
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Alfie is very excited when he hears that he is to have a baby brother or sister. But as the days go by and the weather turns cold, and still the baby bear doesn't arrive. Alfie is worried that it might be lost in the snow, so one day, he set off alone to look for it...

 

 

Young readers will welcome the return of Alfie, the lovable bear cub, who first made his appearance in When will it be Spring?, of which Nursery World wrote: "Children at this stage will find the book visually appealing as well as enjoying, because of their own superior knowledge, the little bear's mistakes."

Time to Sleep, Alfie Bear

Author: Catherine Walters
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Alfie Bear doesn't want to go to bed. He's not at all sleepy. The fish and the owls and the wolves are all still awake, and Alfie wants to be like them—splashing and swooping and howling into the night! But Alfie's high spirits are keeping the baby twins awake. Will Mother Bear ever persuade the little bear to go to sleep?

 

Another touching and funny story about this lively, determined little bear, that perfectly captures the toddler's determination to stay awake forever.

Play Gently, Alfie Bear!

Author: Catherine Walters
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

"Can I play with the babies, Mum?" asked Alfie. "Only if you're gentle," said Mother Bear. But Alfie finds it hard to be gentle and forgets that the babies are only small. They don't like huge fish, soft catkins or even the sound of thunder. Alfie thinks the babies are boring. But then they see something they all like .. A charming story that all young children with new siblings will warm to.

 

Buster

Author: Linda Jennings
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Nobody wants Buster, the little white dog with one black eye. His heartless family abandons him on the edge of a busy road, and Buster is completely lost. Where should he go? Will no one take him in on this cold snowy winter's night, just before Christma?

 

Linda Jennings was moved to write Buster because she was concerned at the plight of the many hundreds of dogs abandoned by their owners over Christmas. Which is why the author, the artist and the publishers have decided to donate money from every copy of the book sold to the Battersea Dogs' Home

 

 

 

Come Back, Buster

Author: Linda Jennings
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

When Buster was little more than a puppy, he was abandoned by his heartless family, just before Christmas and left to wander the snowy streets. The poor little dog felt that no one would ever want him again, but at last he was taken in by Mr Merrydew, and given a loving home. Buster was happy at last, and he hoped that he would live with Mr Merrydew for ever - but on a cold blustery autumn day Buster's quiet and comfortable life was suddenly turned upside down... Buster, the little white dog with one black eye, has already established himself as an endearing and popular character, and young readers of his first book, Buster, will be delighted to see him back again in another heart warming story.

 

Oliver All Alone

Author: Christine Harris
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Thump-Thump-Thump!

 

What's that strange sound? A small puppy, left home alone on Christmas Eve, decides to find out. But the house is dark and seems to be full of frightening monsters. Oliver bravely wrestles wrapping paper, barks at a snowman, and confronts other Christmas "creatures", in his search for the mysterious THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! Who is the noisy intruder? The brave little puppy follows the sounds through the house until he reaches the very last room — where an unexpected and rewarding surprise awaits him!

Charlie and Bethan

Author: Martin Hall
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

High in the mountains a little lamb has lost his mother. The farmer brings him back to the farm, and Charlie the lamb soon settles down with his new family. His great friend is Bethan the sheepdog, who teaches Charlie all a dog needs to know ...

 

 

 

An Acorn for Tea

Author: Julie Sykes
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Rufus Squirrel fancies an acorn for tea —but his store is empty. "Well, I shall just have to go out and gather some more," he says, and off he scampers into the wood. On his way, he meets Merry Mouse, Morris Mole and Barny Badger and they all want him to bring them back something, too! Rufus is only too happy to help his friends, but little does he guess what trouble his kindness will cause!

 

A further amusing tale to follow Hide and Narrow Squeak, about all the animals who live in and around Teasel Wood.

Hide and Narrow Squeak

Author: Julie Sykes
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Rolly Rabbit thinks up a fun game of Hide and Seek for his little brothers and sisters, even though they would prefer a rougher game of biting and kicking.

 

But as Rolly goes out to look for them, he succeeds in disturbing many of his woodland friends —and makes an enemy of a far more dangerous animal ...

Millie

Author: Linda Jennings
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

When Millie, the lop-eared rabbit escapes to freedom from her cramped hutch she is nearly killed by a fox. A friendly wild rabbit saves her, but her troubles are far from over. Will Millie decide to return to the safety of her hutch, or risk the dangers of the countryside with her new wild rabbit friend, Seventy-Six?

 

Millie is a touching story, with a subliminal message of racial tolerance and integration.

 

The story is accompanied by Catherine Walters' superb illustrations. Her summer landscapes are a riot of rich colour and fine detail, establishing her as one of today's best young illustrators.

Never Trust a Squirrel

Author: Patrick Cooper
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

William the guinea pig is bored, but he brightens up when a lively squirrel called Stella calls on him. She tells him what fun it is in the world outside his hutch. "Never trust a squirrel," his mother warns him, but when Stella nibbles open the door of his hutch so that he can escape, William ignores his mother's words, and runs happily after the cheeky squirrel into the wood. It's not long, though, before William discovers that his mother's warning about squirrels is true, and he finds himself all alone, and in terrible trouble!

 

 

 

Sleep Tight Ginger Kitten

Author: Adele Geras
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

A ginger kitten with one white paw, and a small white spot on his ginger face is looking for a sleeping place ...

 

Follow the ginger kitten as he looks for somewhere comfortable to sleep. But the chair's too hard, the box too small, and the wardrobe is full of shoes. Where can the kitten go next? Will he ever find the perfect place?

The Monkey who Wanted the Moon

Author: Anne Mangan
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

For an inquisitive little monkey like Simia the jungle is a fascinating place. But Simia wants to grab all the beautiful things she sees for herself. Her mother warns her not to reach out for everything as the jungle holds many hidden dangers. Will the mischievous Simia be able to resist the temptation of reaching for the moon?

 

Anne Mangan's delightful tale about learning through experience is enhanced by Catherine Walters' striking illustrations of Simia's jungle world.

The Dangerous Tiger

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Everyone in the jungle is afraid of Amber, the tiger cub, so who will take her home when she gets lost in the dark?

 

Part of a brand-new series of small format picture books with strong storylines and illustrations of the highest quality by some of today's most talented artists.

The Teddies Nobody Wanted

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Catherine Walters

 

 

 

Will Ted bear and four new friends find themselves a good home in time for Christmas?