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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 +
    (27)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.20 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!

    Please note that this is our bestselling collection in a new and refreshed carry bag.
  • What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781509854097 - Julia Donaldson
    WHLB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
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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 Audio Collection - 10 CDs - Collection - 9781447253235 - Julia Donaldson
    GFCD 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (24)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £40.00
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (55)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
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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.
  • Songbirds Activity Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780192743114 - Julia Donaldson
    SBAC 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £31.92
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    • Just 87.00p per book
    From the dream combination of Oxford Reading Tree and Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, these phonics activity books will inspire children aged between 4 and 6 to develop all their essential reading and writing skills.

    Bright and boldly presented in a very appealing style, the books are packed full of fun and engaging activities, some of which can be completed using the stickers provided. This will help children develop their coordination skills.

    With eight books to work through, these books provide a great way for children to practise pronouncing and identifying sounds, getting to grips with letters and developing key reading skills - at an early age - in the comfort of their own home.
  • Bedtime Fun For Everyone Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509829064 - Julia Donaldson et al
    BFUN 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson et al
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £64.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Perfect for little sleepyheads, the Bedtime Fun for Everyone Collection includes 10 wonderful stories to share with your child as they drift off to sleep. It features books from acclaimed authors including Julia Donaldson, Ian Whybrow and Jill Murphy.

    Including just the right combination of soothing stories and exciting tales, this collection will leave you well prepared when it comes to tucking the little ones in for the night.

    With the work of some truly brilliant illustrators also on show, this is a collection of books that will be read over and over again.
  • MFAC 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson et al
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    With over eight hours' running time, this audiobook collection is bursting with children's favourites including The Velveteen Rabbit, Hairy Maclary and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

    Suitable for children aged 3 and over, the stories are read in a fun way that will delight little ears and put a smile on their faces and are just great for long journeys.

    Box size 128 x 127mm, 10 CDs. Running time: approx 8 hours
    Audiobooks in this collection:
    The Elmer Treasury
    The Julia Donaldson Collection
    Miffy's Adventures Big and Small
    Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy
    Hairy Maclary and Friends
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    The Berenstain Bears Collection
    The Jonny Duddle Extravaganza
    The Little Grey Rabbit Treasury
    The Sue Hendra Collection
  • Say Boo To The Animals And Other Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509829118 - Julia Donaldson et al
    PF0096 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £60.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Featuring a cast of rabbits, bears and giraffes (on bicycles, no less), this 10-book collection brings together a selection of heart-warming stories starring some very friendly animals.

    Perfect for bedtime, this is a collection you'll enjoy sharing time and time again.
  • EBJD 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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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?
  • Let's Read Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781509831265 - Julia Donaldson
    LTRD 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.88
    • Save £47.89
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection includes redesigned versions of famous picture books by the likes of Julia Donaldson, Julie Monks and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. All 12 books have been adapted into early readers and are just perfect for children who are growing in reading confidence.

    With easy-to-read type and original artwork, the familiar stories have been redesigned to help children who are ready to progress from picture books and want to discover the joys of reading a 'real' book.

    Among the stories children will be able to enjoy reading by themselves are The Gruffalo, Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball and Dinosaur Sleepover.
  • TACW 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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    From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the team behind The Gruffalo, the Tales from Acorn Wood books are toddler favourites and this large-format gift book contains three of the most popular stories.

    Very young children will be highly entertained as they read Postman Bear, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Rabbit's Nap. Every spread in this bind-up has flaps to lift to add extra interaction, while the rhyming text is flowing and very satisfying to read aloud.
  • SNJ2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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...
  • Acorn Wood Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447270928 - Julia Donaldson
    AWSC 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £3.49
    • RRP £14.97
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    • Just £1.16 per book
    The team behind the Gruffalo, author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, are responsible for some of the most popular children's books around. This set of three tiny board books, displayed in a beautiful slipcase, is perfect for sharing with children aged 1 and over as the books introduce the joys of reading and some soon-to-be familiar characters.

    All the books have flaps to lift, while the eye-catching artwork and rhyming text will be enjoyed as parent and child read through them together. Set in and around the joyous surroundings of Acorn Wood, Rabbit's Nap finds Rabbit determined to find out who is keeping him awake, while Hide-and-Seek Pig finds Pig trying to discover where Hen is hiding - will your child be able to help him?

    Fox's Socks is another fine, funny story and this time Fox just can't find his socks anywhere - are they under the rug or inside the clock? By lifting the flaps, you'll be able to find out... A delightfully interactive treat from a very talented duo.
  • FSO2 Babies
    Julia Donaldson
    Babies
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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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 0+.
  • RBAS 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Written by the picture book dream team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Room on the Broom is one of the most popular children's books of recent years - even inspiring a popular TV adaptation.

    The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains but then a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. Eventually it snaps in two, but what will they all do when they fall into a bog and come face-to-face with a hungry dragon?

    With its bright pictures, rhyming and funny text and much more, this is a must for every child's bookshelf.
  • PBZ2 Babies
    Julia Donaldson
    Babies
    • £2.99
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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
    Toddlers
    • £2.99
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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.
  • GFO2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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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!
  • 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.
  • RYR2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson introduces a rabbit who is so busy making up poems, he fails to eat his tea, misses the warning call for a fox approaching and generally makes himself unpopular when he keeps his family awake reciting poetry.

    Full of humour and bouncy rhymes that are fun to read aloud, The Rhyming Rabbit is a brilliant bedtime story with glitter on every page and fabulous illustrations from Lydia Monks.
  • SKV2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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?
  • JDST 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £8.99
    • RRP £14.99
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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!.
  • SJA2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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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 Scarecrows' Wedding - Hardback - 9781407144412 - Julia Donaldson
    WEDS 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £10.00
    The brilliant picture book from the creators of the Gruffalo, The Scarecrows' Wedding is a must-have children's title for fans of the timeless Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler books.

    Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay are two scarecrows very much in love, so much so that they plan on having 'a wedding that no one will ever forget.' Everything is going according to plan until Harry sets off to fetch some flowers for the ceremony and a wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, tries to take Harry's place at the wedding. Can Harry get back in time, become a hero and save his scarecrow bride..?

    A fabulous love story with drama, laugh-out-loud moments and - of course - a happy ending all encompassed by the classically rhyming prose of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's glowing colour illustrations, The Scarecrows' Wedding will be returned to and enjoyed again and again!