Cate James Illustration


My next books are all becoming actual things and I've been receiving lots of lovely advance copies!

The Great Southern Reef will be published in April by CSIRO, and is an educational fiction picture book which will teach you a lot about the gorgeous reef at the bottom of Australia (not the other one!).

Out now! This is the sequel to By the Billabong (written by Maura Finn, published by Affirm Press)  It's the tale of a late afternoon stroll through the beautiful Australian landscape and our character's interaction with noisy baby animals.

The CBCA NSW Branch Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch have published an anthology to celebrate 2021 CBCA Book Week ‘Old Worlds New Worlds Other Worlds’. 


This is my illustration for Jean Saxby's story "Rat Visits the Library".


The funds raised by the sales of this anthology will further the work of both the CBCA NSW Branch and their Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch in fulfilling their shared purpose: to ensure Australian children have stories written for them, to support and celebrate the work of our Australian creatives, and to promote the joy of reading.