Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
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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!

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  • Julia Donaldson Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Audio - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
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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.

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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Tyrannosaurus Drip illustrator David Roberts come together with a royal feast of a read for toddlers - The Cook and the King.

    Told in flowing, rhyming text, the funny story follows a fussy king who's always hungry but no cook is deemed good enough for him... Until Wobbly Bob comes along!

    Wobbly Bob is scared of everything - from catching fish to digging for potatoes. How will he convince the king to give him a job in his kitchen.
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
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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.

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    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.
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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.
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    All fans of Julia Donaldson's should read the enchanting tale of The Dinosaur's Diary. Surviving and finding a safe place to lay her eggs is difficult for Hypsilophodon with dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex around. When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm there are still problems. Finally she finds a safe place to hatch her babies, but how can she keep thirteen baby dinosaurs safe and secret? When the farmer catches one - Hector - and plans to take him to the vet, it's up to Hypsilophodon and her fiesty daughter, Henrietta, to get him back. After a daring rescue, Hypsilophodon takes all her youngsters back through the mysterious pool to her own world. ***A perfect read-aloud book for children age 7+*** ***Julia Donaldson is one of today's most loved children's book authors*** Julia Donaldson has a fast-growing reputation as a children's writer. She won the Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Award for The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Since then, Julie and Axel have collaborated on a number of highly successful and award-winning picture books, including The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. Julia lives in Glasgow. 'Donaldson's flair for a good story extends way up the age-scale' The Times 'canters along, full of fun and energy' The Scotsman Visit www.juliadonaldson.co.uk for
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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!
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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson's What the Ladybird Heard is a witty and noisy picture book that is perfect for parents and children who love to practise farmyard impressions.

    This picture book has bouncy, rhyming text and there are glittering ladybirds to spot on every page. Be prepared to moo, baa and cluck your way through the pages.

    A fantastic rhyming book about two crafty robbers and one crime-busting ladybird for children aged 3 and over.
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    The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is a delight to read aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
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    A Treasury of Songs contains the words for 20 of Julia Donaldon's songs inspired by the likes of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

    The book comes with a CD of Julia performing the songs herself - many of which will be familiar to children if they have been lucky enough to see Julia perform in person.

    Some of the songs and rhymes even have actions to carry out.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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+.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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    Two children's book heavyweights (and Book People favourites), The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and super-talented children's illustrator Nick Sharratt, join forces in this brilliant book for children, One Mole Digging a Hole.

    All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book! The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. Julia Donaldson's whimsical rhymes and Nick Sharratt's hilarious illustrations make this book a delight to share out loud.

    With plenty to giggle at on every page, counting or gardening has never been so much fun!
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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!
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    The natural next step on from picture books, helping young readers gain confidence as they begin to tackle some of the words on their own, this Let's Read edition of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's A Squash and a Squeeze is a beautiful picture book for children aged 5 and above.

    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!

    The first in a string of wonderfully funny children's books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning team behind best-loved The Gruffalo, this Let's Read book sees the original story redesigned so that they fit into a smaller, early-reader format.