Emily MacKenzie

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!

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Books by Emily

Help! Ralfy Rabbit and the Great Library Rescue

Help! Ralfy Rabbit and the Great Library Rescue

Bloomsbury, 2024

Ralfy and his little brother Rodney LOVE reading – so when they hear that their local library is closing down, they know they have to do something. According to the librarian, it would take a magic dragon to save the library… or is there – just maybe – another way to bring the town together and save the library for everyone?

This gloriously illustrated picture book is an uplifting love letter to libraries everywhere, celebrating the value of community and coming together to save the things we love most.

Also available in the Ralfy Rabbit series:
Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
Beware! Ralfy Rabbit and the Secret Book Biter

Beware: Ralfy Rabbit and the Secret Book Biter

Bloomsbury, 2021

Ralfy Rabbit LOVES books. He loves nothing more than finding a quiet spot and reading. But things aren’t so quiet anymore. Rodney, Ralfy’s new baby brother, is making sure of that. And when Ralfy discovers a huge bite-mark hole in one of his favourite books, things go from bad to worse. Who could be behind the biting? Ralfy Rabbit is determined to find out!

Eric Makes A Splash

Bloomsbury, 2018

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.

There’s Broccoli in My Ice Cream!

Bloomsbury, 2017

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

Bloomsbury, 2016

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

Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar

Bloomsbury, 2015

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

Trouble at School

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

Bloomsbury, 2017

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!