Kate’s Books

Copyright: Sarah Long

Animal Swim School

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Samara Hardy
Publisher Bloomsbury
Released 4th July 2024
Target reader 2-7 year

This cute picture book is the perfect first book of swimming. Learn from your favourite animals how to blow bubbles like a sea lion, float like a platypus and much more. Each page includes simple instructions and cheerful illustrations, giving little ones the skills to become confident swimmers. Swimming instructions are supplemented by fun animal facts. Get ready to dive in!

Meet the Cats

Author Kate Peridot
 Illustrator Becca Hall
 Publisher Welbeck/Hachette
 Released  9th July 2024
 Target reader 4-9 years

Join a ROARSOME art adventure to meet the eight biggest cats in the world. From tiger stripes to cheetah spots and jaguar rosettes – which beautiful big cat would you draw? Plus lots of fun facts about each cat’s food, habitat, and life in the wild, plus a handy guide, How to Stay Safe in Big Cat Country!

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12 Ways to Get a Ticket to Space

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Terri Po
Publisher Wide Eyed Editions
Released September 2024
Target Reader 6-12 year

Discover the many exciting ways it’s possible to travel to space, now and in the future, with 12 whizz-bang tickets for budding astronauts and space tourists.
What about a ride on a spaceplane, or training to be an astronaut pilot, or perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to win the space lottery – however you choose to go to space, there’s a ticket to suit you!
With lots of fun facts about the latest rockets, space stations and planned moon landings.

 

 

Meet the Bears

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Becca Hall
Publisher Welbeck
Released 22 June 2023
Target reader 4-9 years

Pack your teddy and your bear-proof lunchbox and join us on a thrilling adventure around the world to meet the world’s eight species of bears. From polar bears to giant pandas, from spectacled bears to the Asiatic moon bears, find out what makes bears so amazing. But what sort of bear is your teddy?

My Animal Family

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Nic Jones
Publisher Dorling Kinsley, PRH
Released 4th May 2023
Target reader 5-9 years

Is there an animal family like your family? In this beautifully illustrated book, an animal from each family tells their story of family life. Discover who’s the boss, who looks after the babies, and who’s in charge of getting the dinner. Learn about what it’s like to live in a small group or a large community, and how they communicate with each other. Animal families just like human families come in all shape and sizes. If you could belong to an animal family, which one would you choose?

Caring Conservationists: Who Are Changing Our Planet

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Sarah Long
Publisher Walker Books
Released 6th April 2023
Target Reader 5-11 years

Travel around the world and discover the stories of 20 conservationists and the endangered animals they are helping to save, including the orangutang, blue whale, Indian tiger, rhino, honeybee, Komodo dragon and sea turtle. Positive, uplifting and packed full of information, with 20 fun activities for children to try, this book will show children no one is too small to make a difference.  

Shh! Coming soon in 2024!

 Author Kate Peridot
 Illustrator Dawn Cooper
 Publisher Kingfisher/Macmillan
 Released Autumn 2024
 Target Reader 5-11 years

A beautiful lyrical non-fiction animal book

Shh! Coming in 2025

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Samara Hardy
Publisher Bloomsbury
Released 2025
Target reader 2-7 years

A sequel

Shh! Coming in 2025

Author Kate Peridot
Illustrator Becca Hall
Publisher Welbeck/Hachette
Released 2025
Target reader 4-9 years

Meet the ..?   number 3 in the series.

Shh! Coming soon in 2026!

 Author Kate Peridot
 Illustrator TBC
 Publisher DK
 Released 2025
 Target Reader 9-13 years

STEM Non-Fiction