Kate Prendergast Kate writes and illustrates children’s books and picture books. She most recently published ‘Dog on a Train’ and ‘Dog on a Digger’, with more to come in 2018! Kate has given workshops for other Beanstalk reading helpers to explore the power of picture books. She lives in North London with her family and very own star dog ‘Neo’, a great help out and about on all expeditions, drawing or otherwise. See Kate's work here I have been volunteering with Beanstalk for around a year now and I love it. The children and their needs are all so different and real individuals already – I’m volunteering with Year 1, 5yr olds, at the moment. They are always pleased to see you, and its great when you can see them making progress and think maybe you helped. Reading was an absolutely huge part of my childhood, and remains a constant pleasure, and should be for everyone. Also, it’s great to have regular meetings with my prospective audience!