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  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

    Format: Paperback
  • GFCD 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • TAI2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
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    Children's books superstar Julia Donaldson retells a trio of charming tales from across the world, in a stunning first independent read.

    A king hides a terrible secret under his crown... a marvellous dream inspires an epic journey... a clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories.

    An appealing book especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Peter Bailey.
  • RAP2
    Julia Donaldson
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    Toddlers will love heading over to Acorn Wood in this romping, rhyming riot of a book that finds Rabbit unable to get to sleep. With its familiar themes, we reckon Rabbit's Nap will quickly become a bedtime favourite for all the family.

    From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning author-and-illustrator team behind the Gruffalo, this anniversary edition lift-the-flap board book is full of funny, rhyming text.

    Children will love seeing who is responsible for each noise that is keeping Rabbit awake by lifting the flaps. The handy size makes this a book ideal for taking away on long journeys as well.
  • HDZ2 Toddlers
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    From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, kids will love joining the fun in Acorn Wood in this little book!

    Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Can you lift the flaps and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding?

    With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years.
  • EVBR 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
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    Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, teams up once more with the incredible illustrator of Paper Dolls, Rebecca Cobb, in this stunning picture book about the adventurous Everywhere Bear.

    Told in flowing, rhyming text this story explains how the Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf but how he also doesn't spend much time by himself; every weekend he's taken home by a different child from Class One.

    However, when he falls out of a backpack, he braces himself for an even bigger adventure. He's washed down a drain, whooshed out to sea and rescued by a fishing boat. He's then loaded onto a lorry and carried off by a seagull. Will he ever get back to Class One?
  • GFR2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
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    The Gruffalo's Child is the sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning book, The Gruffalo. This board book version of the rhyming classic will captivate the attention of babies and toddlers from 1+.

    The Gruffalo's child is a naughty mini-version of her dad, who is tempted into the deep, dark woods in search of the big, bad mouse she's heard so much about. This story is a treat both to read and listen to!
  • PWZ2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
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    Julia Donaldson, award-winning author of The Gruffalo, conjures up more magical adventures with The Princess and the Wizard. The spellbinding verses tell the tale of Princess Eliza who is captured on her birthday by a wicked wizard and has to use all her ingenuity to escape. Colourful illustrations by Lydia Monks add to the charm of this witty and enchanting tale for readers from 3+. Fans of The Princess and the Wizard will also enjoy Sharing a Shell.
  • AXFUY 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
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    Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE!" When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flee He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree! But who is the Giant Jumperee? A new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.
  • FLZ2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, Follow the Swallow is a charming story all about friendship and exploration. It's been written especially for children starting to read by themselves.

    When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message?

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.
  • RRM2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
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    A favourite children's author and former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson adds her magical rhyming touch to a fun picture book for children aged 3+.

    With beautiful and witty illustrations from frequent collaborator Axel Scheffler, plus a broomstick-full of quirky characters, Room on the Broom has tons of toddler appeal as everyone tries to hitch a ride with the Witch.

    A delight to read aloud and guaranteed to become a favourite bedtime story.
  • FUM2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
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    Julia Donaldson's Jack and the Flumflum Tree is lots of fun to read aloud as well as great fun to listen to. Combining quirky illustrations by David Roberts and lots of crazy nonsense words that are sure to make your youngster chortle, Jack and the Flumflum Tree is another Julia Donaldson classic!
  • ERD2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
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    With a tantalising mixture of magic, charm and adventure, Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls is a book sure to appeal to young children aged 3 and over. Beautifully illustrated by 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-nominated Rebecca Cobb, it tells the story of a string of paper dolls and their wonderful adventures.

    When the dolls head through the house and out into the garden, they manage to escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and avoid the frightening jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then they have to face up to a real pair of scissors... Full of imagination and easy-to-read rhythmical text, this is a heart-warming read, just perfect for sharing. A real Red House favourite!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • SNQ2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • AARJP
    Julia Donaldson
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    Stomp, slither and scamper your way through the deep dark wood with this amazing play-along version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling The Gruffalo.

    The little mouse uses his quick wits to fool a predatory snake, owl and fox, but in doing so he conjures up a scary monster that doesn't just exist in his imagination!

    Press the 10 interactive sound buttons and bring the children's favourite bedtime story vividly to life! The perfect gift for all fans of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child.
  • AHAQS
    Julia Donaldson
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    More in the exciting Gruffalo baby and toddler series from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, featuring all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood.

    Learn about colours, numbers, opposites and animals with this fabulous set of four bold, bright board books, now available in a miniature slipcase.

    A perfect gift for young Gruffalo fans!
  • AIJIM 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat is a beautiful storybook for children by the award-winning The Gruffalo author. In the book, Julia Donaldson revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure.

    When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussycat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond...

    Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme - beautifully illustrated by talented Charlotte Voake - promises to be as important and successful as Edward Lear's original. A fabulous read for children to share with a grown-up.
  • ADAGA
    Julia Donaldson
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    Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's first ever picture book, now available on audio CD!

    What can you do if your house is too small? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When you push them all out again, you'll be amazed at how big your house feels!

    Packed full of fun rhythms and rhymes performed by Julia Donaldson herself, alongside Imelda Staunton and Steven Paceuy, A Squash and a Squeeze is a joy!
  • AJJNY Toddlers
    Julia Donaldson
    Toddlers
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    Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in Animal Music, so join in and sing and dance along - you've never been to a gig like it!

    There's harmony in the air when the animals get together to make music and put on a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar.

    Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms accompanied by Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make this bright and playful book a sure winner. Perfect for reading out loud!
  • ADADM
    Julia Donaldson
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    The Gruffalo's Child introduces more magical rhyming fun from Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. The award-winning team have created an enchanting sequel to The Gruffalo with a bold and naughty character who goes in search of a big, bad mouse.

    Young readers will love the cleverness of the cunning mouse and the cute and impulsive mini Gruffalo. The perfect book for children from 3+.
  • ADACY
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    From the award-winning author-illustrator talents of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler comes Stick Man, a wonderful rhyming romp for children 3+.

    Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Join Stick Man on his troublesome journey back to the family tree.

    Stick Man has some wild adventures, and narrowly escapes a "sticky" end when he's rescued by Father Christmas. If your little one is a Gruffalo fan, they'll love this book!
  • AFGUD
    Julia Donaldson
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    Featuring The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom creators' world-famous stick and many more popular characters from the best-loved story, this activity book will keep children happily busy for a long time to come.

    The familiar characters and vibrant colours help make the games, puzzles and colouring-in activities even more exciting and this is a children's activity book that is sure to be returned to again and again.

    Perfect for rainy days and long journeys, this Stick Man activity book from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a real winner!
  • ADAFP
    Julia Donaldson
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    A wonderful picture book by bestselling children's author and Book People favourite Julia Donaldson, Tyrannosaurus Drip is a picture book that is sure to delight little ones aged 3 and above.

    Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip, all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed...

    Yet another hit from the author of The Gruffalo, Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson is a great picture book for children to enjoy before bed!