The charming and much loved aware hare,
Ruby Red Shoes, is the creation of Australian author
and illustrator, Kate Knapp. There are currently eight titles in the Ruby Red Shoes collection.

NEW! Ruby Red Shoes: My Wonderful Grandmother

"What's wonderful about my grandmother is she wears x-ray spectacles. She can see deep inside me and knows just what I'm feeling."

Ruby Red Shoes is an aware hare who lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka.


Ruby loves her grandmother very much and thinks she is wonderful for all sorts of very special reasons. What's wonderful about your grandmother?

Ruby Red Shoes Series

Beautifully illustrated and charming, Ruby Red Shoes, a very aware hare, is the first book in the Ruby Red Shoes series. Ruby Red Shoes lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people. Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and peppermint tea. Ruby Red Shoes was shortlisted for the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration.

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris follows Kate's critically-acclaimed and bestselling debut, Ruby Red Shoes. Ruby and her grandmother Babushka are off to Paris for a holiday! When they arrive they go and meet Babushka's brother, Monsieur Gaspar Galushka, and his grandson, Felix, who becomes Ruby's guide while she is in Paris. Together the two young hares zip around Paris on racy red scooters taking in all of the beautiful sights that Paris has to offer. It is the adventure of a lifetime, filled with memories that Ruby will treasure forever. Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Book Industry Award for Book of the Year for Younger Children, and the 2014 Inaugural Readings Children's Book Prize.

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London is the third book in the best-selling series. Ruby and her grandmother love to travel and now they are in London, the home of red buses, red telephone boxes and red letter boxes. No wonder Ruby's red shoes feel especially at home in this wonderful city!

Ruby Red Shoes: Little Learning Collection

Ruby Red Shoes loves to learn and loves to share!

These four new books for children aged 2–5 years are educational and thought-provoking for little hares.

With lyrical rhyming prose and gorgeous illustrations, these beautiful books are set to be classics.

Looking for Ruby Red Shoes books? Click the links to see  where you can find them in your corner of the globe!