Emily Mackenzie is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Edinburgh who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. Working mainly with ink, digital collage and screen printing, Emily’s illustrative work draws from childhood memories, an inquisitive nature and a vivid imagination. As well as drawing, Emily loves knitting and generally gets very excited about anything bright and colourful!
Books by Emily MacKenzie
Eric is about to make a splash … Or is he? The problem is that Eric is a worrier, and nothing worries him more than the thought of swimming. So when Eric receives an invitation to a pool party, he is sent into a worrying whirl.
Coming soon: Eric the Panda (January 2018, Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
Expected publication: September 2017 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Granville loves sweet, sugary, chocky wocky gooey things to eat. NOT fruit and vegetables. Which is a shame, because he comes from a long line of greengrocers and gardeners. So his family come up with a plan to persuade him to be passionate about parsnips and bonkers about broccoli. Only, Granville has a plan of his own and it will surprise everyone!
Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat
Stanley LOVES to knit. He knocks up pom-poms at breakfast time, whips up bobble hats at bath time. He even knits in his sleep!
IBW Book Award, Winner 2016
Published by Bloomsbury, 2016
Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. Soon his obsession sends him spiralling into a life of crime!
Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Awards, Winner 2016
Published by Bloomsbury, 2015
Published by Bloomsbury, 2018
It’s Bella’s first day at her new school and, lucky for her, she’s already got a best friend who will be in the same class – Magda! Bella is determined to make a good impression, but with Magda around, things don’t always go according to plan.
Trouble Next Door
Published January 2017 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
From much loved author Chris Higgins and acclaimed illustrator Emily MacKenzie comes a charming new young fiction series about friendship.
Bella has just moved into a new house. It’s old and dark and she’s sure there’s a ghost in the attic! But things look up when she meets her new next-door neighbour Magda. Magda is lots of fun! She’s bubbly and full of imagination and can even turn cartwheels! Soon they are best friends.
But Magda is also trouble! She breaks Bella’s mum’s best tea set, wrecks Bella’s room and covers the whole living room in soot. And somehow makes sure Bella gets the blame for everything.
Bella is going to have watch out because there’s Trouble Next Door!
Emily MacKenzie is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –firstname.lastname@example.org