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Oliver Jeffers - Author

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

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Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Oliver Jeffers

An Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. An Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page features one object, one letter, one word, yet each is...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/10/2016
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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A Little Stuck
Oliver Jeffers
A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' laugh-out-loud classic, Stuck. Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers! A...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/06/2016
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 05/05/2016
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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The Hueys - it Wasn't Me
Oliver Jeffers
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found.
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Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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The New Jumper
Oliver Jeffers
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. The thing about...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2015
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None the Number
Oliver Jeffers
Now available as a board book. Award-winning Oliver Jeffer's unusual and delightful family have a typically original approach to counting- including introducing the concept of none. The Hueys love numbers from 0-10. The kind of things they love include 1...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2015
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None the Number
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers unusual and delightful family have a typically original approach to counting- including introducing the concept of none. The Hueys love numbers from 0-10. The kind of things they love include 1 light blue phone, 5 party hats,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Once there was a boy...
Oliver Jeffers
Enjoy four exciting adventures of the boy, as he learns how to catch a star, journeys to the South Pole and the moon - making new discoveries and finding friendship along the way in this beautiful hardback slipcase edition of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2014 - December 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has created an outstanding alphabet book which goes far beyond the traditional expectations...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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This Moose Belongs to Me
Oliver Jeffers
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens' Books Ireland, 2013. An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator,...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 28/08/2014
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The Hueys - None the Number
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers unusual and delightful family have a typically original approach to counting- including introducing the concept of none. The Hueys love numbers from 0-10. The kind of things they love include 1 light blue phone, 5 party hats,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/05/2014
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It Wasn't Me
Oliver Jeffers
Mostly the Hueys get along just fine. But occasionally, they do NOT! When a big fight breaks out everyone says they are not to blame. Strangely, none of them can even remember what they are fighting about! In his simple...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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How to Catch a Star
Oliver Jeffers
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of How to Catch a Star with this new toddler-friendly board book edition! An inspirational story from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator Oliver Jeffers. A little boy so loves the stars that he decides to...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/01/2014
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Lost and Found
Oliver Jeffers
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards - Best Illustrated book to read aloud. Celebrating the value of friendship, this is an exquisitely illustrated picture book with a simple story line. Opening his door and finding a penguin on it, the little...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/01/2014
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Up and Down
Oliver Jeffers
A touching story of how two friends feel when they separate and try to manage without each other. Prize-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers specialises in spare illustrations which are warm hearted but also capture the deep sadness of being alone in...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/01/2014
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The Way Back Home
Oliver Jeffers
This is an absolutely delightful book that is sure to capture the imagination of toddlers. Jeffers' illustrations are an absolute delight and together with the text tell an extraordinary and original story about friendship and home. The Way Back Home...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/01/2014
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This Moose Belongs to Me
Oliver Jeffers
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens' Books Ireland, 2013. Now out in paperback, this is an exquisite book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2013
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It Wasn't Me
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers is spare in both his illustrations and his text in this witty story that gets to the heart of the stupidity of most arguments! His simple characters, the Hueys, mostly get along very well indeed but sometimes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/04/2013
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The New Jumper
Oliver Jeffers
The thing about the Hueys is that they are all the same! They all look the same, think the same and do the same things. Until one day, Rupert knits himself a new jumper! How will the other Hueys react?...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/09/2012
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Stuck
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers! A hilarious book with a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2012
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The Hueys in The New Jumper
Oliver Jeffers
The thing about the Hueys is that they are all the same! They all look the same, think the same and do the same things. Until one day, Rupert knits himself a new jumper! How will the other Hueys react?...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/04/2012
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Stuck
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011 Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers! A hilarious...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Up and Down
Oliver Jeffers
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A touching story of how two friends feel when they separate and try to manage without each other. Prize-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers specialises in spare illustrations which are warm hearted...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2011
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The Heart and the Bottle (Book and CD)
Oliver Jeffers
Paperback and CD-audio edition. Award winning Oliver Jeffers' book is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 03/02/2011
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Up and Down
Oliver Jeffers
A touching story of how two friends feel when they separate and try to manage without each other. Prize-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers specialises in spare illustrations which are warm hearted but also capture the deep sadness of being alone in...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/09/2010
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The Heart and the Bottle
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 Award winning Oliver Jeffers's latest book is wholly compelling for the importance of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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How to Catch a Star
Oliver Jeffers
A prize winning illustrator with a reputation for spare illustrations which pack a huge emotional punch. A little boy so loves the stars that he decides to set off and try to catch one. But catching a star is not...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2010
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The Heart and the Bottle
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 Award winning Oliver Jeffers's latest book is wholly compelling for the importance of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2010
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy (pop-up edition)
Oliver Jeffers
Delicious pop-up spreads bring an interactive version of this popular story about a boy who loves books so much that he actually eats his way through them. An entertaining story about different ways of loving reading from an award winning...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2009
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The Great Paper Caper
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2010. Touching and funny, this is also a visually sophisticated picture book which lightly carries an important message about the use – and misuse - of resources. CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2009
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Lost and Found: Board Book
Oliver Jeffers
Celebrating the value of friendship, this is an exquisitely illustrated picture book with a simple story line. Opening his door and finding a penguin on it, the little boy takes pity on the sad looking creature who he immediately assumes...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/04/2009
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The Great Paper Caper
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. Touching and funny, this is also a visually sophisticated picture book which lightly carries an important message about the use – and misuse - of resources. All is not well in the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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The Way Back Home
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. This is an absolutely delightful book that is sure to capture the imagination of toddlers. Jeffers' illustrations are an absolute delight and together with the text tell an extraordinary and original story about...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2008
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The Way Back Home
Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008.This is an absolutely delightful book that is sure to capture the imagination of toddlers. Jeffers' illustrations are an absolute delight and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2007
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Oliver Jeffers
Book and Audio CD. A brilliant picture book about a boy with an unusual attitude to books! Henry loves books but not in the same way as most people: Henry loves to eat books… He starts with just a word,...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/05/2007
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Oliver Jeffers
A brilliant picture book about a boy with an unusual attitude to books! Henry loves books but not in the same way as most people: Henry loves to eat books… He starts with just a word, then sentences until he's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2007
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Incredible Book-eating Boy
Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators 2008.A brilliant picture book about a boy with an unusual attitude to books! Henry loves books but not in the same way as...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2006
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Lost and Found
Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards - Best Illustrated book to read aloud.Celebrating the value of friendship, this is an exquisitely illustrated...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2006
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Lost and Found
Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators 2008. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2005 Celebrating the value of friendship, this is an exquisitely illustrated picture book with a simple...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2005
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How to Catch a Star
Oliver Jeffers
A prize winning illustrator with a reputation for spare illustrations which pack a huge emotional punch. A little boy so loves the stars that he decides to set off and try to catch one. But catching a star is not...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2005
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