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Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson was Children's Laureate from 2011-2013. She was born in 1948 and grew up in London and studied Drama and French at Bristol University.

In 1993, one of her songs was made into a book, A Squash and a Squeeze. Since then she has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the award-winning rhyming stories The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and Zog, all illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which are among "the UK's best-selling picture books".



Julia Donaldson Books

  • 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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    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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  • Hello Gruffalo! Collection - 4 Books in a Bag - Collection - 9781509861187 - Julia Donaldson
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    This cloth bag contains four little Gruffalo board books that are fun and interactive. They're the perfect first books for little ones!

    These books will help children develop their observational skills and there's even a spot-and-find book for you to go through with them.
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  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
  • Julia Donaldson Activity Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509878475 - Julia Donaldson
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    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture books including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and What the Ladybird Heard are hugely popular with little ones and these 10 books are full of activities inspired by the stories.

    This collection contains three colouring books (each with over 20 scenes to decorate); four sticker books (with over 100 stickers each); and three activity books (with over 30 puzzles in each one).

    Your little ones will love completing the puzzles and joining in the fun.
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  • The Gruffalo's Child Jigsaw Book - Hardback - 9781509866106 - Julia Donaldson
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    The Gruffalo is back, but this time it's his child who is feeling brave... Will the tiny mouse be able to outwit the Gruffalo once more?

    Young children will love the pacy, rhythmic tale from bestselling author Julia Donaldson and the incredible artwork by Axel Scheffler.

    They can then have fun recreating the brilliant illustrations by putting together the six chunky jigsaw puzzles included with this gift edition of the timeless classic.
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    Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? A wonderfully funny new story from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man.
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    Fans of Gruffalo team Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson's Fox's Socks will enjoy peeking under the flaps in this interactive board book about Postman Bear.

    Sturdy and handily sized, Postman Bear has lots of surprises waiting to tickle your toddler's sense of humour. Bear has so many letters to deliver to his friends and the interactive elements lets young readers point out who will be next animal character to receive one!
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to count and 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...
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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
  • What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781509854097 - Julia Donaldson
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    Please note: This collection is shrink-wrapped and does not come in a box.

    Described as 'picture book perfection' by the Sunday Telegraph, these exciting stories all come from the bestselling duo of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

    Both What the Ladybird Heard books feature rhyming text and bold artwork; Sugarlump and the Unicorn is full of sparkle; and The Princess and the Wizard is an exciting tale of good versus evil.

    These books are great fun to share with Julia's flowing, rhyming text sure to delight little ears. Lydia's bright artwork is also beautifully appealing.
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    "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! Will he ever get back to the family tree?
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    How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. This edition features the captivating classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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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.
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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+.
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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.
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    Julia Donaldson's beloved rhyming picture book story about two monkeys who are as different as night and day yet still learn to be friends - with adorable, sumptuous illustrations from Lucy Richards.

    Night Monkey and Day Monkey don't think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite worlds, they learn a lot - and they also learn to be the best of friends.

    One of the finest stories from Julia Donaldson, the author behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and What The Ladybird Heard. Full of fun and food for thought, Night Monkey, Day Monkey is beautifully drawn by Lucy Richards, one of the most talented illustrators drawing today.
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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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    Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo has become one of the most recognisable characters in children's picture books and on kids' TV, and this story is an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

    Witty pictures from Axel Scheffler, a glorious rhyme that will soon be learned by heart, a brave mouse and the most lovable scary monster ever... what's not to love? Readers aged 3 and over, not to mention Mum and Dad, will soon be hooked!
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    Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...
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    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler combine once more to magical effect with the unforgettable The Snail and the Whale.

    Full of adventure and friendship, the rhyming story follows a tiny snail who wishes to sail. To do this, he hitches a ride on an enormous whale and the duo head on an amazing journey past icebergs, volcanoes, sharks and penguins. Bu then disaster strikes and the whale finds itself beached in a bay... can the snail save the day?

    This special edition of the Gruffalo team's classic has a stunning, redesigned cover and a beautiful finish.
  • The Gruffalo: Jigsaw Book - Other - 9781509866090 - Julia Donaldson
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    Head into the deep dark wood and enjoy hours of fun by putting together the pieces of six jigsaw puzzles included in this special gift edition of The Gruffalo.

    A complete and unabridged version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic story, this special edition also comes with a fun activity page and will make a wonderful gift for any little Gruffalo fan.
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, this book contains a script for a World War II play for children to act out in class or at home.

    Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, the story follows the Chivers children as they are sent to the countryside and subsequently back home to Manchester when the threat dies down - but then the air-raid siren starts to go off...

    Poignant and dramatic, this play will help children explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
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    Part of the Little Gems series of first chapter books, this clever and funny story from The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson is perfect for the younger end of the 5-8 age range.

    Fully illustrated, the former Children's Laureate's story follows Polly as she sets up a pets' holiday home for the summer. With a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, Mum is getting more and more fed up - and then Doris the snake goes missing!

    Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs?