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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
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (46)
    • £12.99
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    • Just £1.30 per book
    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
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    4 years +
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    • £16.99
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    • Just 47.00p per book
    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.
  • 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.
  • What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781509854097 - Julia Donaldson
    WHLB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    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.
  • Julia Donaldson Activity Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509878475 - Julia Donaldson
    JDAC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    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.
    Format: paperback
  • FSO2
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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+.
  • PBZ2 Babies
    Babies
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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!
  • 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.
  • LADY2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    From the creator of The Gruffalo comes a witty and noisy picture book that is perfect for parents who love practising their farmyard impressions. What the Ladybird Heard by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has a bouncy, rhyming text and tiny glittering ladybirds to spot on each page. The noisy animals give plenty of opportunities for parents and toddlers to moo, baa and cluck to their hearts' content. Lots of fun for children 3+.
  • GFO2 3 years +
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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!
  • NMK2 3 years +
    3 years +
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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.
  • EVBR 3 years +
    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?
  • RAP2
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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.
  • SNJ2 3 years +
    3 years +
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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...
  • SJA2 3 years +
    3 years +
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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.
  • TFZ2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Sticker book fun in Acorn Wood!

    Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood.

    Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.
  • JDST 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Not only has Julia Donaldson brought us The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and many other picture book favourites, but she's also an extremely talented songwriter whose rhymes are sure to bring a smile to the face of any toddler.

    Illustrated by her regular collaborator Axel Scheffler, this is a treasury of her 25 best songs, rhymes and fables - all inspired by her bestselling books. The book even comes with a CD of Julia performing all the songs - perfect for long journeys and entertaining the kids at home.

    The beautiful foiled jacket and high-quality paper make this a wonderful gift for birthdays and christenings, too!.
  • MHO2 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.

    Designed in a chunky and friendly format and with colour illustrations, the story follows Elmo and his sister as they play in the jungle house next door.

    There's a tiger in the back garden and a bird-eating spider in the cupboard... but then old Mr Birdsnest moves in. What will the children do when it appears he's kidnapped their grandma?
  • GCJB 3 years +
    3 years +
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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.
  • TAI2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
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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.
  • AWB2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    The beloved characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Tales from Acorn Wood series can help toddlers learn how to count in this stunning book.

    One pig playing hide-and-seek; two socks that Fox has lost; three letters for Bear to deliver; and four mice keeping Rabbit awake... This book is perfect when it comes to providing an introduction to counting and numbers.
  • ASYVH 3 years +
    3 years +
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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?
  • SHX2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Sharing a Shell is a feast of colour and fun. With stunning illustrations by Lydia Monks and captivating rhyming verse from former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, this charming story of friendship and sharing is bound to be a winner. Each page has a special glittery element and lots of quirky characters, too. Perfect for toddlers from 3+.