Kathryn White

My first picture book, When They Fight, was published by Oxford University Press. It was beautifully illustrated by Cliff Wright, using soft watercolour, and depicted a family of badgers in conflict and final resolution. I was thrilled when the book was selected as a Notable Book for Social Studies by the USA Libraries Association. This kickstarted my real desire to specialise in children’s fiction.

I have worked with Andersen Press, Little Tiger, Bloomsbury, Oxford University Press and a wide range of other great publishers. I have loved the variety and scope writing for children provides. Now my own large family has grown, I am discovering a new world of inspiration through the eyes of my grandchildren and have new books coming through.

Writing has given me the opportunity to work in schools, deliver workshops within the prison service, and travel as far as the USA and China to share my experience of the fascinating world of children’s fiction. Also, and most importantly, I've had the pleasure of meeting many of my inspiring readers across the globe.