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Katie Kath


Katie Kath

Katie Kath graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master's degree in illustration. She got her career jump-started by being one of two people in the country to win a SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship award in 2013. She was then picked up by her wonderful agent, Justin Rucker (with Shannon Associates), shortly thereafter and now spends countless hours happily working on her colorful and unique illustrations in her basement studio. 

Katie loves to work primarily in watercolor and ink, which is sometimes accompanied by collage. She currently lives in the rolling hills of North Carolina, with her husband and their cat, Pangur-Ban. 

Katie Kath

Books by Katie Kath

written by Kelly Jones with illustrations by Katie Kath - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

12-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens --- chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched, plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family. In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.

written by Linda Urban with illustrations by Katie Kath - Children's 6-9, Family Life, Friendship

Max and his dad love their weekends together. Weekends mean pancakes, pizza, spy games, dog-walking, school projects and surprising neighbors! Every weekend presents a small adventure as Max gets to know his dad’s new neighborhood --- and learns some new ways of thinking about home.

Written by Claudia Mills with illustrations by Katie Kath - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Science
Nora Alpers, fourth-grade scientist, likes things to be just so. Her ant farm, her hobbies, her friends. So when Coach Joe, her teacher, informs the class that all the students have to try something new and write a report about it, Nora is not pleased. She is even less pleased when her classmate Emma seems to decide that befriending Nora will be her “new” thing. Does Emma really want to be friends or is this just an assignment for school?
by Arthur Levine and Katie Kath - Children's 4-8, Fiction

Every morning is beautiful when Noah visits his Grandparents. When Grandpa and Noah wake up, they take off singing and hardly stop: walking the dog, splashing through puddles and eating French toast with cinnamon. But one summer Grandpa seems to have forgotten how to do the things they love. Does he even know who Noah is? Grandma steps in energetically, filling in as best she can. But it is Noah who finds the way back to something he can share with Grandpa. Something musical. Something that makes the morning beautiful again.

by Claudia Mills and Katie Kath - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Humor

Nora Alpers has just become a 10-year-old aunt. A new family member isn’t the only thing stressing Nora out. At school, Nora has to write journals in the voice of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail and prepare for the annual science fair. Science is normally Nora’s best subject --- until Nora ends up being paired with science-hating, cat-obsessed Emma! How will Nora ever learn to be a good aunt if she’s trying to survive the Oregon Trail and arguing against Emma’s unscientific science-fair ideas?

written by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Katie Kath - Children's, Friendship, Humor

With real science facts, a classroom backdrop, an emphasis on friendship and appealing black-and-white interior illustrations from artist Katie Kath, The Nora Notebooks is perfect for newly independent readers --- especially budding scientists like Nora! --- and adults who want to encourage awareness of STEM subjects in young readers.

by Kelly Jones and Katie Kath - Pets

Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse...