Julia Donaldson - Author

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh. She has collaborated with artists such as Sara Ogilvie, David Roberts, and on her book Animalphabet with Sharon King-Chai.

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Featured books by Julia Donaldson

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

A new, limited edition of the modern classic The Smartest Giant in Town. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! Join George on his journey in this special anniversary edition. 

Spinderella

Spinderella

5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A fantastic new picture book all about a football-playing spider, written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with glorious full colour illustrations from the talented Sebastian Braun and a sparkling, glittery foiled cover. 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...Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what's not to love! The perfect picture book for children of all ages - boys and girls alike. Julia Donaldson is the internationally renowned author of the best-loved picture books in the world, including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Julia Donaldson's collaborations with Axel Scheffler have sold millions of copies, and Room on the Broom is now an Academy Award-nominated short film. Sebastian Braun studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University. He moved to London in 2000 and since then has been working exclusively on children's picture books, having been published by Orchard, Walker, Campbell, HarperCollins and Puffin.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Baby and Toddler

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN, now available in paperback. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

The Gruffalo Annual

The Gruffalo Annual

3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

The official Gruffalo Annual is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. With 64 pages filled with crafts, recipes, quizzes, games, drawing, writing and colouring-in, it's enough to keep Gruffalo fans busy all year round! From the award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo.

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Fly across the world in the amazing Flying Bath!

Princess Mirror-Belle

Princess Mirror-Belle

7+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A collection of funny and exciting Princess Mirror-Belle adventures from the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly independent readers.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers

7+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Magically mischievous Mirror-Belle is back and ready to sweep Ellen off on more exciting and hilarious escapades. From the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly independent readers.

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/10/2014

Creators of The Gruffalo, best selling author/ illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are back with another bestseller on their hands. “Stick Man lives in the family tree/ with Stick Lady love/ And his children three”.But one day Stick Man is pounced on by a dog. Help! This is not what Stick Man wants….While others find many ignominious uses for Stick Man – a bat, a pen, a bow and a boomerang among others – Stick Man does all he can to find his way back home…And, happily, he does! A brilliant visual treat now available as a stunning gift set, containing a mini paperback of the book and a 24-piece floor puzzle.

Stick Man and Other Stories

Stick Man and Other Stories

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Gorgeous mini gift editions of Stick Man, Tabby McTat and The Highway Rat, presented in an irresistible slipcase. All three stories are written in Julia Donaldson's fabulous rhyme and illustrated by the inimitable Axel Scheffler, of Gruffalo fame. A Review from Julia Eccleshare for The Highway Rat - Best-selling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking adventure of a greedy Highway Rat and how he is outwitted by a very clever duck. Axel Scheffler’s animals are as full of vivid expression as usual.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have paired up again for a rollickingly good picture book. Scarecrows Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay have stood next to each other in a field for some time. Now they are planning to get married and they want to have ‘the best wedding yet’. But the rascally Reginald Rake looks set to scupper their good intentions. Can Betty and Harry save the day? Funny and touching and filled with some familiar looking creatures! ~ Julia Eccleshare

Poems to Perform A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate

Poems to Perform A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

In Poems to Perform, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and her notes and ideas on performing them are included in a special section at the end of the book. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts by Clare Melinsky, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry.

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Novelty book Release Date: 12/09/2013

All the sounds of story can be played on the buttons attached to this version of the bestselling The Gruffalo’s Child. Readers will love being able to bring the different animals – and the weather! – to life as the Gruffalo’s Child steps out on an adventure.  The perfect Christmas gift!

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Tadpoles and Other Stories

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Tadpoles and Other Stories

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

The Children's Laureate and bestselling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson has carefully created the Songbirds Phonics series to support parents and teachers in helping children learning to read. Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. This series of books under the Songbirds name builds children's confidence through a clear phonics development with gradual progression to build reading confidence and success. This Stage 4 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in 1!  These are perfect for parents to read at home with their kids to establish a really strong love of reading and to build confidence. Julia Donaldson says: "Creating the 'Songbirds' series was an enormous challenge of my favourite kind. Almost every word in every book had to be phonically decodable, and yet I wanted to write real stories which children would enjoy reading. I was determined also that the content and illustrations should be as varied as possible, as I know how children’s tastes differ and how monotonous some reading schemes can be. So some of the stories are in prose, some in rhyme, some are realistic and others fantastical." Click here to see more books by Julia Donaldson, including other Songbirds collections.

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Where Is the Snail and Other Stories

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Where Is the Snail and Other Stories

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

The Children's Laureate and bestselling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson has carefully created the Songbirds Phonics series to support parents and teachers in helping children learning to read. Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. This series of books under the Songbirds name builds children's confidence through a clear phonics development with gradual progression to build reading confidence and success. This Stage 3 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in 1!  These are perfect for parents to read at home with their kids to establish a really strong love of reading and to build confidence. Julia Donaldson says: "Creating the 'Songbirds' series was an enormous challenge of my favourite kind. Almost every word in every book had to be phonically decodable, and yet I wanted to write real stories which children would enjoy reading. I was determined also that the content and illustrations should be as varied as possible, as I know how children’s tastes differ and how monotonous some reading schemes can be. So some of the stories are in prose, some in rhyme, some are realistic and others fantastical." Click here to see more books by Julia Donaldson, including other Songbirds collections.

Other books by Julia Donaldson

Say Hello to the Gruffalo

Say Hello to the Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2019

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Turn the satisfyingly chunky board pages and look through the peep-holes to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Say Hello to the Gruffalo is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?.

Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?

Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2019

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Join the Gruffalo as he explores the deep dark wood. Ideal for busy babies who are out and about - no pram, pushchair, car seat or highchair should be without the Gruffalo, What Can You Hear? buggy book. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Gruffalo, What Can You Hear? is part of a charming range of books for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and delicious colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Say Hello to the Gruffalo.

The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A gorgeous story about friendship and working together from a star picture-book partnership, the inimitable Julia Donaldson and award-winning Catherine Rayner. `The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest, With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.' One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk or to play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. But then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realizes that she might need some friends after all . . . The Go-Away Bird combines brilliant rhyming verse from much-loved children's author Julia Donaldson, creator of the bestselling picture books The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard, with stunning illustrations from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. A charming story about the power of friendship from a thrilling creative partnership, this beautiful book is perfect for reading together.

The Zog Sticker Book

The Zog Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon is back - and now you can join in the fun too! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep Zog fans busy for hours.

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! 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 . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Jack and the Flumflum Tree is a fantastic, action-packed rhyming adventure from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with richly detailed illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. Enjoy these other stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A fantastic bathtime adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for reading together. When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bathtime at the end of the day. With simple rhyming speech-bubble text from bestselling author Julia Donaldson, The Flying Bath is great to read aloud and perfect for developing reading confidence. This playful and adventurous story is brought to life by the richly detailed, sumptuous artwork of award-winning illustrator David Roberts, completing this irresistible book for young readers. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Cook and the King.

The Cook and the King

The Cook and the King

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A deliciously funny cooking adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. There once was a very hungry king Who needed a cook like anything . . . . . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he's scared of . . . well, everything?! Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning picture book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Flying Bath.

The Troll

The Troll

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat - but he's stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship's cook . . . but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch the fun unfold as two very different worlds collide in The Troll, a gloriously comic story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of the highly acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Drip. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/02/2019

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. The book is now available accompanied by an audio CD, performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Children can listen to the full story with music, play The Flying Doctors Listening Game and sing along to the brand new Can Princesses Be Doctors song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson. This guaranteed bestseller from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man shows Julia and Axel at their sparkling best.

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2019

Join the witch and her animal friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Room on the Broom Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child and a must for Halloween.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Have fun with all your favourite characters from Acorn Wood in Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends, based on the bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. In this delightful introduction to the world of Acorn Wood, Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say Happy Birthday , and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep. Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Opposites

Tales from Acorn Wood: Opposites

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Learn all about opposites with your favourite characters from Acorn Wood in Tales from Acorn Wood: Opposites, based on the bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Who is big and who is small? Who is feeling sad and who is feeling happy? Who is awake and who is asleep? Who is being loud and who is being quiet? Enter the world of Acorn Wood and find out in this fun book of opposites. Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

This special 20th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo is a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans - big and small! The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around deep dark wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo Song lyrics, a Gruffalo quiz, tips for putting on a Gruffalo show - and more! A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon around the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children over the past twenty years, and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!

The Highway Rat Sticker Book

The Highway Rat Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Join in with the Highway Rat's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book THE HIGHWAY RAT, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the book, this is the perfect activity book for fans of THE HIGHWAY RAT. Included in the book: over 400 stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!

An Fathach - Is breatha sa tir

An Fathach - Is breatha sa tir

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Bob Bug and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Bob Bug and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes twelve fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are taking their first steps in reading. Discover what life is like being small with Bob Bug, find out if Top Cat becomes king of the garden and learn how to make tasty buns! Tips for reading together explain the sounds that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

The Gruffalo Big Book

The Gruffalo Big Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2018

This is a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.

Gryffalo, Y

Gryffalo, Y

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2018

A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack

A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 07/12/2018

''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.'' Visit the farm in this special book and CD edition of the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze, the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/12/2018

Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are taking their first steps in reading. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 1 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help Zak the dog find the missing letters, play a balloon game with Top Cat and make up rhymes with Bob Bug. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Roar with Zog

Roar with Zog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2018

From the bestselling author and illustrator of THE GRUFFALO, STICK MAN and ZOG comes this fabulous interactive sound book. Help Zog learn his lessons at dragon school by using his star as a detachable wand. Hover the wand over the star symbol on each page to activate a different sound on every spread so children can roar, fly and cheer along with Zog.

The Gruffalo Sound Book

The Gruffalo Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson's classic tale of The Gruffalo come alive! Listen to Snake hiss and Owl hoot! Hear Mouse's tummy rumble and the Gruffalo growl in this magical, interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Sound Book is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite . . . A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Julia Donaldson's bestselling picture book, Spinderella, now available in this fantastic gift box set with a soft spider toy. 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 . . . Learn to count with the author of The Gruffalo in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting. The perfect picture book for football fans and a great way to encourage children to enjoy numbers. This brilliant gift box set includes a mini edition of the original bestselling picture book and a soft spider toy to play with. Perfect for introducing young children to picture books - children can read the book and then play with the soft spider toy!

Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Stephen Rice is a cereal superfan. So when his supply of Cracklewheat, Corncrunch, Toastyoats and Choc-o-not-hoops runs out, Stephen is devastated. But there's a competition to win a lifetime supply - if Stephen can build the perfect cereal... This hilarious story from one of the nation's most loved writers, Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo), is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Garry Parsons and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Lime Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 6+

Bombs and Blackberries

Bombs and Blackberries

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A short illustrated play set in World War Two, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. Perfect for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019. World War Two has been declared and the Chivers children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real. This dramatic and touching play brings Manchester during the Second World War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for school classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. Also includes helpful tips on staging and costume. 'This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children' - Books for Keeps Julia Donaldson (Author) Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child which have sold 17 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 70 languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Thomas Docherty (Illustrator) Thomas Docherty is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books including Little Boat, Big Scary Monster and The Driftwood Ball. He also illustrated The Snatchabook, written by his wife Helen, which has been shortlisted for several awards in the UK and US and been translated into 17 languages.

Tabby McTat Tenth Anniversary Edition

Tabby McTat Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A fabulous foiled edition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of TABBY MCTAT by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG, now available in paperback. There's much to do, as they fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to curehim. This bestselling picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man is now available as a gorgeous gift edition board book.

Zog Christmas

Zog Christmas

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

The winner of the Galaxy National Children's Book of the Year and much loved classic story is now available in a gorgeous foiled paperback edition. Zog is the keenest, and clumsiest, dragon in school - will he ever win a golden star? The story of Zog's determination has enthralled hundreds of thousands of children since its first publication in 2010. 'The Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler dream team returns' Independent on Sunday 'My six-year-old loved it' Evening Standard

Zog Christmas

Zog Christmas

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

ZOG picture book is now an animated adaptation for the BBC. From the bestselling author and illustrator of THE GRUFFALO, STICK MAN and HIGHWAY RAT comes this charming Galaxy National Children's Book of the Year. The story of Zog's determination has enthralled hundreds of thousands of children since its first publication in 2010. This much loved classic story is now available in a gorgeous foiled paperback edition. Zog is the keenest, and clumsiest, dragon in school - will he ever win a golden star? 'The Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler dream team returns' Independent on Sunday 'My six-year-old loved it' Evening Standard

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

The Room on the Broom Cookbook is jam-packed with spellbindingly delicious treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all inspired by the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make your own cheese wands, creepy crawly crackers, roasted dragon or even witch and chips. With twenty-three recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The Room on the Broom Cookbook is a great way to inspire an interest in cooking and baking. Treat your friends with homemade fruity magic potion smoothies, bake some delicious party treats and wow everyone with the showstopping horrible beast cake. Packed full of magical recipes, this cookbook is perfect for holidays, rainy days or celebrating Room on the Broom day with a Halloween party!

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and Toy Gift Set

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/09/2018

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and Toy Gift Set is the perfect Christmas present for unicorn lovers everywhere! When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . . Enjoy this delightful rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard, with this magical book and toy gift set. Included is a mini gift hardback edition of the bestselling picture book, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, with a gorgeously glittery cover and a soft toy based on the unicorn from the book - great to cuddle whilst reading!

Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A new magnet book edition of Julia Donaldson's bestselling picture book! Comes with 10 chunky magnet characters, 4 magnetic scenes to play with and a mini book edition of the original story. Night Monkey and Day Monkey don't think they have much in common. But when they spend time in the other's world, they learn a lot, and they also learn to be the best of friends. Julia Donaldson's beloved rhyming picture book story is now available in this fun magnet book format, perfect for little hands and helping children develop fine motor skills. Children can read the story and enjoy playing with the chunky magnets and magnetic scenes over and over again. Julia Donaldson was the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate and is the award-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Spinderella and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. She has collaborated with illustrators including David Roberts, Nick Sharratt, Emily Gravett, Rebecca Cobb, and Lydia Monks. She also writes poems, plays, songs and fiction for older children and, together with her husband Malcolm, has performed her wonderful stage shows all over the world. Lucy Richards is originally from Middlesex and studied at North Wales School of Art & Design at Glyndwr University. After winning an award from Hallmark for her final university show, it didn't take long for Lucy to establish herself as a much-loved illustrator within children's books. She has illustrated texts with Michael Morpurgo and Julia Donaldson, as well as writing and illustrating her own book, The Magic Sky.

Mo Theachin Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Mo Theachin Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2018

The Room on the Broom Play

The Room on the Broom Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

Now everyone can join the witch and her cat for a magical adventure with this fun and accessible playscript, adapted by the author from the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom. The Room on the Broom Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind, with a clear layout and colour-coding for each character, perfect for helping children to follow their lines and join in the action! The book also contains a hints and tips section, which includes helpful advice on staging the play and ideas for props. There are also ideas for themed Room on the Broom activities. With Axel Scheffler's bright and characterful illustrations and Julia Donaldson's hilarious and witty rhyming playscript, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Grab your wellies and learn all about the natural world around you with this colourful spotters' guide. Packed full of fun autumn and winter themed outdoor activities and over 400 stickers, The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail is a brilliant book for all the family. Based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this activity book is the perfect size for even the youngest nature lovers and is full of exciting activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world. The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail is an exciting sticker activity book about stopping, seeing, listening and collecting in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

The Stick Man Annual 2019

The Stick Man Annual 2019

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Stick Man is about to start his greatest adventure yet - and you're invited! With puzzles to solve, jokes to tell and quizzes to complete, you can help Stick Man find his way home and have lots of fun along the way. Colouring pages, games, songs, join-the-dots and much, much more, mean the Stick Man annual is the perfect gift for every child. From the hugely popular creators of The Gruffalo.

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 4: Queen Anneena's Feast

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 4: Queen Anneena's Feast

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2018

What will the fifiteen queens eat in Queen Anneena's Feast? Level 4 Songbirds Phonics books focus on different spelling patterns for the long vowel sounds ee as in tree, ie as in tie, oa as in boat and ai as in train. The focus phonics in this book are ee as in tree. Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics are highly decodable, beautifully illustrated stories written by best-selling author Julia Donaldson. The series contains a variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genre ensuring there is something for every child to enjoy. The rich, patterned language in the stories is decodable making them perfect for children to practise their phonics. Songbirds Phonics can be used as a complete phonics programme, or the individual books can be used for phonics practice alongside any other phonics programme. Each book contains inside cover notes to support parents/carers with their children's phonics practice and comprehension.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox Book and CD Pack

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox is a magical story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. A fun story about an unexpected friendship, paired with bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is perfect for reading together. Imagine Ellen's surprise when Princess Mirror-Belle climbs out of the bathroom mirror! She comes from a world where bubble fish swim in the bath, elves sleep in slippers, and brave knights fight fire-breathing dragons. And while Ellen has chicken pox, Mirror-Belle has dragon pox - but she knows just the cure. This paperback and CD edition features a lively reading of the story by Sophie Thompson. 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, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

What the Ladybird Heard Next Book and CD Pack

What the Ladybird Heard Next Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, And these are the things that she saw and heard... Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With slapstick action, animal noises and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you'll be reading over and over again. This paperback and CD edition comes with a lively reading of the story by Alexander Armstrong. 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.

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Join Detective Dog Nell, her owner Peter and all his friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Oglivie. Who's been stealing all the children's books? Help solve the mystery as you join in with colouring pencils and stickers! Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Detective Dog Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

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. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by David Tennant. 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.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and CD Pack

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

Follow the adventures of Sugarlump the rocking horse and a magical unicorn in this delightful rhyming story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . . With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a perfect story for reading together. This paperback and CD edition features a fabulous reading of the story by Joanna Page. 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.

The Singing Mermaid Book and CD Pack

The Singing Mermaid Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale 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 loved by children and parents alike. This paperback and CD edition features a fantastic reading of the story by Lauren Laverne. 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.

Sharing a Shell Book and CD Pack

Sharing a Shell Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn't want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike. This paperback and CD edition features a charming reading of the story by Julian Clary. 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.

What the Ladybird Heard Book and CD Pack

What the Ladybird Heard Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 10/07/2018

The ladybird said never a word. But the ladybird saw, And the ladybird heard . . . Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this much-loved modern classic is perfect for reading aloud. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by Alexander Armstrong. Enjoy more 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 Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.

Bioran

Bioran

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2018

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 2 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help Miss Hill find her way out of the maze, play an animal quiz and make a shopping list with Mr Zed. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Stick Man Sticker Book

Stick Man Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! A fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed for the four seasons, this is the perfect all-year-round activity book for STICK MAN fans.

What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book

What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join the tiny crime-busting ladybird and all your favourite farmyard characters in this fun sticker book based on the bestselling picture book, What the Ladybird Heard Next. Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, the What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. From Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, an unstoppable picture book pairing, and creators of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series.

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 3 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help the pirates to fill their treasure chests, complete the toy box puzzle and find the right tail stickers for the animals! Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 4 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Play I Spy with Tara, use clues to complete the crosswords and finish the story of Jack and the Giants! Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Superworm Sticker Activity Book

Superworm Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Everyone's favourite superhero is back - and now you can join in the fun too! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book SUPERWORM, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep Superworm fans busy for hours.

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

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.

The Princess and the Wizard

The Princess and the Wizard

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape. But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? The Princess and the Wizard is a magical 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 perfect for reading together. 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.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox is a magical story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. A fun story about an unexpected friendship, paired with bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is perfect for reading together. Imagine Ellen's surprise when Princess Mirror-Belle climbs out of the bathroom mirror! She comes from a world where bubble fish swim in the bath, elves sleep in slippers, and brave knights fight fire-breathing dragons. And while Ellen has chicken pox, Mirror-Belle has dragon pox - but she knows just the cure. 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, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Sharing a Shell

Sharing a Shell

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn't want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike. 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.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Follow the adventures of Sugarlump the rocking horse and a magical unicorn in this delightful rhyming story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . . With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a perfect story for reading together. 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.

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale 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 loved by children and parents alike. 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.