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Axel Scheffler - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany. At school he was good at art, but didn't think of a career in illustration until he won a cuddly purple cow in a drawing competition. He moved to England in 1982 to learn English and study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art and then set up home in London. Axel illustrated a number of books for various publishers, and in 1993 he was suggested as the illustrator for Julia Donaldson's first picture book text, A Squash and a Squeeze. This was the start of a hugely successful partnership: their bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold over three-and-a-half million copies worldwide, and the TV animation was broadcast on Christmas day 2009. Axel has illustrated a number of other highly successful books, including Muddle Farm, and his books have been translated into 42 languages. Axel lives in London with his partner and young daughter.

Featured books by Axel Scheffler

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

3+ readers

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. 

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 3+ readers

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.

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

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!

Other books by Axel Scheffler

The Ugly Five Early Reader

The Ugly Five Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! 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 waythey 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. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Gruffalo, Where Are You? A Felt Flaps Book

Gruffalo, Where Are You? A Felt Flaps Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Lift the soft felt flaps on every page to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. With soft fabric flaps which are easy to lift and help develop fine motor skills, this felt flaps book is perfect for sharing with babies. 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. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Gruffalo, Where Are You? is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Say Hello to the Gruffalo and Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?

Farmyard Friends: Portly Pig

Farmyard Friends: Portly Pig

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

Portly Pig loves nothing more than being mucky! He sets off around the farm in search of a big muddy puddle, but what will he do when it starts to rain? Little ones will love this friendly farmyard tale from best-selling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Little ones will just love clucking along with this charming picture board book from best-selling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Tales From Acorn Wood Little Library

Tales From Acorn Wood Little Library

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/02/2020

Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their friends in the Tales From Acorn Wood Little Library, including four early learning books based on the bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic The Gruffalo. Learn all about playing together and helping each other in Friends, spot Bear's red waistcoat, Fox's blue socks and the yellow flowers in Rabbit's garden in Colours, find out who's awake and who's asleep in Opposites - and then in Counting, count from one Pig playing hide-and-seek to ten friends enjoying a sunny picnic in Acorn Wood! These four fun and sturdy board books are brought together in a miniature box that is just right for little hands - the perfect gift for toddlers.

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Packed with make and do activities and over 200 stickers, The Snail and the Whale Make and Do book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas. Join in their adventures with this fun craft book - make a penguin pencil pot, create a tropical erupting volcano and find out how to turn an empty shoebox into your very own underwater world! Based on the bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Monkey Puzzle Make and Do

Monkey Puzzle Make and Do

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Packed with craft activities and over 200 stickers, Monkey Puzzle Make and Do book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! Join in their adventures with this fun craft book - make your own jungle card game, create a pair of brilliant butterfly wings to wear, and find out lots of clever and creative ways to turn your handprints into your favourite jungle animals! Based on the bestselling picture book, Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book

The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Novelty book Release Date: 20/01/2020

The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book is in a special novelty board book format, including six twelve-piece jigsaw puzzles which every Gruffalo fan will enjoy! Children will have hours of fun assembling six favourite scenes from the book, while they read the original story by Julia Donaldson with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable illustrations. A fun activity page completes a wonderful gift, bound to hit the spot with any young child.

Rabbit's Nap 20th Anniversary Edition

Rabbit's Nap 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Rabbit's Nap by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Rabbit's Nap: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

Fox's Socks 20th Anniversary Edition

Fox's Socks 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Fox's Socks by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Poor old Fox has lost his socks - can you help him find them? Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Fox's Socks: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Rabbit's Nap, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

Postman Bear 20th Anniversary Edition

Postman Bear 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Postman Bear by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Bear is writing letters to his friends. But what could his letters be about? Lift the flaps and join Frog, Squirrel and Mole for Bear's special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Postman Bear: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

Hide-and-Seek Pig 20th Anniversary Edition

Hide-and-Seek Pig 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Hide-and-Seek Pig by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. 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 series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Hide-and-Seek Pig: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Postman Bear.

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 15th Anniversary Edition

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 15th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Celebrate the joy of books and reading with this special anniversary edition of Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, featuring the much-loved original story plus additional bonus content. Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 15th Anniversary Edition features the classic story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, as well extra-special additional content, including a letter from the author and never-before-seen artwork from the illustrator.

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas. Follow them on their adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Snail and the Whale is a brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure, brought to life on BBC One, starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg.

The Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (PB)

The Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (PB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon, ZOG, isback, this time with STICKERS! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This book is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, So, there's plenty to keep ZOG fans busy for hours.

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze. Visit the farm in 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 but she's not happy - her house is 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!

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again! Read aloud by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton this audio CD will have children captivated.

Zog and the Flying Doctors Early Reader

Zog and the Flying Doctors Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, as they fly around the country, tending to a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn, and even a sneezy lion. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Bastoncino

Bastoncino

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Cyfres Ben a Betsan: Hwyl a Sbri

Cyfres Ben a Betsan: Hwyl a Sbri

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2019

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

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.

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming and funny new Pip and Posy story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing!

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family. This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure will be brought to life on BBC One this Christmas, starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family. This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure will be brought to life on BBC One this Christmas, starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/09/2019

A special gift for young Gruffalo fans, this beautiful foiled slipcase contains board book editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child - perfect for celebrating twenty years of everyone's favourite character. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition with foil detailing, making The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Board Book Slipcase the perfect gift for Gruffalo fans, big and small! In The Gruffalo, wander 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! Then join the brave Gruffalo's child one wild and windy night as she ventures out into the snow on a night-time adventure in The Gruffalo's Child.

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/09/2019

A truly stunning gift to treasure, this limited edition set brings together the classic stories The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child in a beautiful foiled case with exquisite cut-out detailing of the deep dark wood. The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase includes the two bestselling modern classics as special hardback editions, printed on thick cream paper with new covers and gold and silver foil detailing. This ultimate gift edition of these beloved stories is a must-have for fans of the Gruffalo, big and small, and the perfect way to celebrate twenty years of everyone's favourite character from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. In The Gruffalo, wander 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! Then join the brave Gruffalo's child one wild and windy night as she ventures out into the snow on a night-time adventure in The Gruffalo's Child.

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Join the Gruffalo's Child on a snowy adventure through the deep dark wood with this fun sticker book, packed full of activities, games and over 400 stickers! The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo's Child, from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book is perfect for rainy days, holidays and journeys, or a great gift for birthdays or Christmas!

The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/09/2019

Join in the Christmas fun with this great-value gift set containing a board book edition of the bestselling lift-the-flap book The Christmas Bear and a twenty-piece floor puzzle. When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents, poor Bear is left behind in the workshop! How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Lift the flaps to find out, as he chases Santa's sleigh through icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to Tom's cosy bedroom. With a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Christmas Bear is a Christmas book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set includes a lift-the-flap board book and a chunky twenty-piece floor puzzle making this the perfect Christmas gift for preschool children to enjoy.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/09/2019

What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It's a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that's a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up creatures from frozen lands.

The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days, school holidays and of course, quiet time before bed. It's bedtime. But where's Bedtime Bear? He's having wacky adventures on his way to joining Tom for bedtime - from riding a bike with a tiger in the jungle to building a snowman with a lizard in a blizzard! Bedtime Bear finally arrives home for bathtime and bed, where Tom is delighted to see him. Follow Bedtime Bear on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Bedtime Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.

Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury Four Lift-the-Flap Stories

Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury Four Lift-the-Flap Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their animal friends in this beautiful gift edition of the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood stories. Help Fox to find his missing socks, join Bear as he posts letters to his friends, help tired Rabbit go to sleep and play hide-and-seek with Pig and her friends in this collection of four fun and interactive lift-the-flap stories, publishing together for the first time in this beautiful large format gift edition. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood Treasury is the perfect gift for toddlers everywhere. Includes all four Acorn Wood adventures: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

Gryffalo, Y

Gryffalo, Y

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2019

The Ugly Five Sticker Book

The Ugly Five Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Discover the UGLY FIVE with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.

Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book

Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 11/06/2019

A crowing cockerel, a mooing cow and a quacking duck are just some of the animals making a racket down on Noisy Farm! With 10 sounds to press, lots to spot and count and a rhyming story to share, children will love joining in with all the farmyard fun! Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book is a gorgeous gift book children will return to time and time again, with fantastic illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Superverme

Superverme

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2019

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Calling all seaside explorers! Learn all about the natural world of the coast with spotter guides, activities, crafts and fun facts about the seaside and the animals that live there - plus over 200 stickers! Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale, this colourful trail book is a perfect way for even the youngest nature lovers to explore the fascinating world of the seaside. The Snail and the Whale Seaside Trail is a small handy size, perfect for trips to the seaside, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained either at the seaside or at home. This exciting trail book encourages children to stop, look, listen and learn about nature at the seaside in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of TABBY MCTAT with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.

The Tickle Book Sticker Book

The Tickle Book Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Packed with games, activities, colouring in and over 400 stickers, The Tickle Book Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to the penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Tickle Book by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.

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? Buggy Book

Gruffalo, What Can You Hear? Buggy Book

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 Zog Sticker Book

The Zog Sticker Book

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

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon, ZOG, isback, this time with STICKERS! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Thisbook is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, So, there's plenty to keep ZOG fans busy for hours.

Be Na Bw

Be Na Bw

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book

Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Make your way around the jungle and name all the different animals as you go in this bright and colourful buggy board book, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animals in Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book.

Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book

Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Make your way around the farm and name all the different animals as you go in this bright and colourful buggy board book, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animals in Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/02/2019

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.

Ar y Fferm

Ar y Fferm

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2019

Yn y Jyngl

Yn y Jyngl

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2019

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 08/01/2019

Everyone is friends in Acorn Wood! Tales from Acorn Wood is a bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Friends is a 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. A first book about friendship based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

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!

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.

The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Help the Christmas Bear find his way from Santa's workshop to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning, in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling festive favourite, The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Christmas Bear Sticker Book is perfect for cosy winter evenings, car journeys or as a stocking filler - a great gift for any child.

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Undefined Release Date: 04/10/2018

With a set of nine cute picture blocks and a cute board book edition of THE BIG BALLOON, this book and block pack is perfect for little hands!

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 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 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: 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 Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD

The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD

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

Join the Gruffalo's Child as she searches for the mysterious Big Bad Mouse, soar through the sky with the witch and her animal friends, travel the world with the little snail and the humpback whale and enjoy the world inside a book with Charlie Cook! The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD is brilliantly performed by Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey and Josie Lawrence. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total CD running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at bedtime or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Listen and enjoy all the stories included on one CD: The Gruffalo's Child Room on the Broom The Snail and the Whale Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2018

It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming and funny new Pip and Posy story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing!

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!

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.

Hamilton's Hats

Hamilton's Hats

Author: Martine Oborne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Hamilton the Pig loves hats. He has big hats, small hats, floppy hats and feathery hats. He has so many hats that his mum is worried he is a very vain little pig. Little does she know that Hamilton's favourite hats are about to teach him some very important lessons . . . What will Hamilton do when he meets a cheeky giraffe, a hungry crocodile and some mischievous monkeys who each want to keep one of his hats for themselves? Hamilton's Hats is Martine Oborne's delightfully funny story with a warm message about sharing, perfectly complemented by wonderfully witty illustrations from Axel Scheffler, the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

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

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! 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 waythey 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. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1

Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

Author: Melanie von Bismarck Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Molly loves to listen to her dad's bedtime stories. Once upon a time, he says, everyone was green, squirrels sang in choirs, tiny people lived in Aunt Elsie's pot plant and of course, rabbits could fly . . . but can all this really be true? Molly thinks her dad's just being silly as usual, but no-one's bedtime stories are as good as his. So cuddle up on the sofa and pick one of these fourteen fantastically funny stories to read together before bed. Which one will be your favourite? Melanie von Bismarck's brilliant collection of short stories is cleverly translated from the German by David Henry Wilson, author of the Jeremy James series, and is brought to life by the warm, witty and richly detailed pictures by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a jacket, extra-thick paper, and a special ribbon to mark your place in the book, Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories makes a great present - truly a gift book to treasure.

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.

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.

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 24/04/2018

Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool: he has lots of fun toys and beach gear, AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a... PARTY!

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Join Charlie Cook and all the characters from his favourite books in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. There's a pirate, a ghost, a hungry crocodile and more! Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.

A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book

A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Join the little old lady and her animal friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.

Smart Girls

Smart Girls

Author: Mr Robert Leeson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

The feisty heroines of these five folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART! The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world and can outwit anyone - a crafty king, a mean old farmer, an angry squire and even a ghost!

Idle Jack

Idle Jack

Author: Mr Robert Leeson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

A delightfully funny story with a folk-tale flavour, with illustrations by internationally acclaimed illustrator Axel Scheffler. Idle he may be, but Jack's no fool! Somehow he always manages to come out on top, whether its becoming star pupil, going out to work, attending his own funeral or finding himself suitor to a princess! With elements from many classic popular stories, Idle Jack's tale is perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Dick King-Smith. Jack may be the sleepiest boy in the world, but his adventures will keep you wide awake with laughter!

Tedi Amser Gwely

Tedi Amser Gwely

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2017

Bwystfil Cosi, Y

Bwystfil Cosi, Y

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2017

The Scarecrows' Wedding Early Reader

The Scarecrows' Wedding Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the bestselling picture book from superstar duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. A fabulous love story, full of drama, humour and originality; it tells the story of two scarecrows as they plan ... the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet / The wedding that no one will ever forget . Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay know just what they need for the perfect wedding day: a goose-feather dress; two wedding rings and lots of pink flowers! But as they search the farm to find everything on their list, things don't quite go to plan and the scarecrows' special day is almost ruined by wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake.

Fish Dream of Trees

Fish Dream of Trees

Author: Frantz Wittkamp Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Axel Scheffler's delightful artwork brings to life these playful and easily accessible poems by Frantz Wittkamp, wonderfully adapted from German to English by national treasure Roger McGough. There are lions and tigers and mice galore, not to mention a whole host of other bizarre and loveable creatures in this fully colour illustrated collection of short poems. Each four-line poem conjures a new scene or concept and their short length combined with the colourful detailed artwork makes this book ideal for introducing poetry to the very young. Ranging from the curious to the witty, the touching to the joyful, and all exquisitely illustrated by award-winning Axel Scheffler, Fish Dream of Trees is the perfect book of poetry to share with children young and old. A beautiful hardback with jacket covered in shiny gold details, Fish Dream of Trees makes an excellent gift.

Whoosh! Went the Witch: A Room on the Broom Book

Whoosh! Went the Witch: A Room on the Broom Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 21/09/2017

Who's that flying over the treetops? Whoosh! It's the witch and her cat and a very tall hat. Fly through the sky with the witch and her friends and bring the story to life with a specially-designed 'whoosh' sound. Whoosh! Went the Witch is a fun and interactive introduction to one of the UK's favourite story books, Room on the Broom from the superb partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Brig-Ddyn

Brig-Ddyn

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

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.

Highway Rat Board Book + CD

Highway Rat Board Book + CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

The Gruffalo Book and Toy Gift Set

The Gruffalo Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/08/2017

Oh help! Oh no! It's . . . the Gruffalo! The Gruffalo Book and Toy Gift Set is the perfect present for fans of The Gruffalo, the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The box set includes a mini gift hardback of the full classic story along with a cuddly Gruffalo toy, complete with purple prickles, poisonous wart and terrible tusks! 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! 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. No home should be without The Gruffalo!

The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book

The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

This fantastic new activity book is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book THE HIGHWAY RAT. Packed with stickers, colouring and puzzles, there's plenty to keep Highway Rat fans busy for hours. Included in the book: over 70 reusable stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 03/08/2017

When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do: That's the wrong frog! Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last.

Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes

Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/07/2017

From Humpty Dumpty to Jack and Jill, these classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies come in a CD case beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. A sing-along CD with over fifty favourite nursery rhymes, performed by Sian Thomas and Steven Pacey, Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes is perfect for families to share at home or in the car.

The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD

The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 13/07/2017

Your favourite Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler stories, read aloud by stars Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey. Go 'Grrrr . . .' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total CD running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Stories: A Squash and a Squeeze Monkey Puzzle The Gruffalo The Smartest Giant in Town

Tiddler Sticker Activity Book

Tiddler Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Tiddler the tale-telling fish is back and now you can join in his adventures! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book TIDDLER, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes and simple word searches, there's plenty to keep Tiddler fans busy for hours.

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool: he has lots of fun toys and beach gear, AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a... PARTY!

Tabby McTat Gift-edition

Tabby McTat Gift-edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/05/2017

Tabby McTat loves singing along with Fred the busker, as people throw coins in their hat. But when Fred has an accident, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? Tabby McTat's story has captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of children. It is now available in sturdy board book format, perfect for Tabby McTat's youngest fans. Praise for Tabby McTat: 'Absolutely purr-fect stuff' The Times 'Our five-year-old gave it the thumbs up, and that's about the best endorsement you can get' News of the World

The Highway Rat Gift Edition

The Highway Rat Gift Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

Beware of the Highway Rat. He'll steal your food ... and your heart! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling story is now available in a gorgeous gift book format, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. The Highway Rat rides along the highway stealing all the travellers' food. But a crafty duck and her mysterious sister soon put an end to his crooked ways!

Solomon and Mortimer

Solomon and Mortimer

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing is tricky, chasing lizards doesn't end well and flying turns out to be a lot harder than it looks. But then they spot the biggest hippo in the river. Just imagine the splash he'd make if two naughty crocodiles were to surprise him! But Solomon and Mortimer are about to get a whole lot more than they bargained for . . . Sure to delight fans of the original Solomon Crocodile, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, Solomon and Mortimer is a warm, funny and charming tale from the Kate Greenaway Medal winning Catherine Rayner, which young children will ask for again and again.

Tiddler Gift-ed

Tiddler Gift-ed

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2017

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me. Oh, no, he didn't. OH, YES, HE DID. Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? This runaway bestseller is now available as a chunky board book - perfect for little hands.

Superworm Early Reader

Superworm Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, SUPERWORM, is now available in an appealing read-alone format. Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan... This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

The Orkney Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Orkney Scots

The Orkney Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Orkney Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

The Gruffalo said 'Noo, listen tae me -- Nivver go oot in that cowld, snowy trees!' But wan snowy night the Gruffalo's Bairn ignores whit her fither has tellt her an tiptoes oot intae the cowld. Eftir aal, there's no such thing as the Muckle Mad Moose ...is there? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Simon Hall's Orkney version of The Gruffalo is now followed by The Orkney Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Orkney and with Orcadian speakers wherever they bide.

Thi Dundee Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Dundee Scots

Thi Dundee Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Dundee Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

Thi Gruffalo waarned as ee shak ees haid, Dinnae set fut in thi daip derk waid! But ane caald nicht when thi Gruffalo's ehs are shut, thi Gruffalo's Bairn daandirs oot intae thi snaa. Eftir aa, aabody kens there's nae sitch thing as thi Heefin Hackit Moosie...eh no? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Matthew Fitt's Dundonian version of The Gruffalo is now followed by Thi Dundee Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Dundee and with Dundonian speakers wherever they bide.

The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Doric Scots

The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn The Gruffalo's Child in Doric Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

The Gruffalo quo, Ye'll dae as I bid -- Niver set fit in the deep derk wid. Bit ae snawy nicht the Gruffalo's Bairn ignores fit her faither has tellt her an tip-taes oot intae the cauld. Eftir aa, there's nae sic thing as the Muckle Coorse Moose...is there? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Sheena Blackhall's Doric version of The Gruffalo is now followed by The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in the North-East and with Doric speakers wherever they bide.

The Tiddler Sound Book

The Tiddler Sound Book

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

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book is brought to life as a glorious sound book with ten exciting sounds. Press the buttons to play the sounds as you read along with the story. Every day, Tiddler is late for school, and every day he has another tall tale for his teacher. But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid? And who will believe him when he really does get captured in anet? A wonderfully funny story from the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo and ZOG, which have both been made into animated films shown on BBC1 JULIA DONALDSON SOUND BOOKS Roar With Zog Stick Man Sound Book Tiddler Sound Book

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy craft session indoors.

The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book

The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book

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

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! An all-year-round drawing activity book based on the bestselling book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with all kinds of colouring and drawing activities for pre-schoolers,there's plenty to keep Stick Man fans busy for hours.

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Join all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Gruffalo Sticker Book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Look out for: The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book!

The Horror Handbook

The Horror Handbook

Author: Paul van Loon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

What happens to a vampire when he dies? How does somebody become a werewolf? How can you protect yourself from witches? All of these questions and more are answered in this book, which will finally give you all the information you ever wanted to know about ghosts, zombies, monsters and all kinds of creepy-crawly creatures that give us the heebie-jeebies. Full of tips, anecdotes and trivia - and delightfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler - Paul van Loon's Horror Handbook is a fun and fascinating reference book for all fans of scary stories and things that go bump in the night.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/08/2016

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! The bestselling book is now available with a high-quality audio CD, brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. The CD contains the full story with music, The Scarecrows' Wedding Listening Game and the brand-new Scarecrows' Wedding Song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 27/07/2016

What do you get if you cross a snake with a cat? It's a cake, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that's a tortish! A very silly but absolutely engaging book that will charm the whole family.

My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl

My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 26/07/2016

Who can you hear in the deep dark wood? Is it Snake, hissing in the leaves? Or Owl, hooting in the trees? Journey through the deep dark wood with Snake, Owl, Fox and Mouse and discover who is making the growling noise! Gruffalo Growl by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is from the My First Gruffalo pre-school range. A board book with a chunky sound button - perfect for small paws.

Tiddler

Tiddler

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

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me. Oh, no, he didn't. OH, YES, HE DID. Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

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

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunningduck? A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman' From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1

Superworm

Superworm

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

The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available in a paperback edition. Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Beetle out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured bya wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan... From the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1

The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack

The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 16/06/2016

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Snail and the Whale, a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! The Snail and the Whale 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! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack

Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 16/06/2016

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Monkey Puzzle. I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Monkey Puzzle 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! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack

The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 16/06/2016

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This is a special book and CD edition of the bestselling 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! The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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: 16/06/2016

''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.

The Tickle Book

The Tickle Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Board book Release Date: 16/06/2016

Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures, but watch out - you might get tickled too! This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text by Ian Whybrow that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, The Tickle Book has a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Bedtime Bear and The Christmas Bear.

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 16/06/2016

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Room on the Broom, a very funny story of quick wits and friendship from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress and comedienne Josie Lawrence, 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, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 16/06/2016

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo's Child. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the Number One bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture-book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again. . . and again! The Gruffalo's Child 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, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 16/06/2016

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo. 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 best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. 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. No home should be without The Gruffalo! The Gruffalo 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's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Zog Sticker Activity Book

Zog Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

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.

Stick Man

Stick Man

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man wants nothing more than to be home with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home! From the creators of Room on the Broom, this perennial Christmas favorite and perfect read-aloud is now available in a bright, eye-catching holiday edition.

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. 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! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours

Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 08/03/2016

Learn all about colours with your favourite characters from Acorn Wood in Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours, based on the bestselling toddler series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Can you see Fox's blue socks? What about Bear's red waistcoat, or the yellow flowers in Rabbit's garden? Join in the colourful fun in Acorn Wood! Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Rabbit's Nap.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting

Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 08/03/2016

Learn to count with all your favourite characters from Acorn Wood in Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting a first book of numbers based on the bestselling toddler series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One pig playing hide-and-seek. Two socks that Fox has lost. Three letters for Bear to deliver. And four mice keeping Rabbit awake. Join in the fun in Acorn Wood as you learn to count from one to ten. Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Rabbit's Nap.

Zog Gift Edition Board Book

Zog Gift Edition Board Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/03/2016

The bestselling picture book, ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is now available as a sturdy board book with a hardback cover. Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book

Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

Poor Monkey has lost his mum! Join him and Butterfly as they search for her and meet lots of jungle animals along the way in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling Monkey Puzzle. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book comes from the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book comes from the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Superverme

Superverme

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2016

Sound-Button Stories: Gobbly Goat

Sound-Button Stories: Gobbly Goat

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 27/01/2016

Gobbly Goat is ready for lunch! But what can he find that's yummy to munch? Join Gobbly in the farmyard on his quest to find a tasty morsel to eat. Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Gobbly's noisy bleating on every page.

Sound-Button Stories: Higgly Hen

Sound-Button Stories: Higgly Hen

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 27/01/2016

Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Higgly's noisy clucking on every page.

Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 27/01/2016

Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he isinconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!

The Highway Rat Early Reader

The Highway Rat Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, THE HIGHWAY RAT, is now available in an appealing read-alone format. 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Then he meets his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck. A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman'. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

The Dundee Gruffalo

The Dundee Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2015

Now Available in Dundonian Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Dundonian Scots! Translated by Matthew Fitt and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. A moosie taen a daandir throo thi daip, derk waid. A tod saa that moosie an that moosie looked gaid. Come a buttie further intil thi daip, derk waid, an find oot whut happens whin thi clivver moosie comes faiss ti faiss wi a hoolit, a snake an a gruffalo whaa's stervin ...

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

Author: Carlo Collodi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Pipi isn't like his four brothers or the other young monkeys living in the forest of Hullabaloo: he has bright-pink fur, a mischievous character and a rebellious streak that lands him into all sorts of scrapes. In this story, an expanded version of Collodi's original tale, we see him lose his tail to an ancient crocodile, end up as a valet to a young master, fall into the hands of flying bandits and become emperor of a tribe of apes. Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature, beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler and preserving all of Collodi's trademark wit and linguistic crispness, will delight and enthral a new generation of children.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

A mini hardback gift edition of The Gruffalo - one of the world's favourite picture books. 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 with over 13.5 million copies sold. 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. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This miniature gift edition has an exquisitely designed cover featuring stunning silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler in shiny foil, and the high quality hardback has extra-thick paper and a deluxe finish. It's the perfect little gift for big Gruffalo fans!

The Shetland Gruffalo

The Shetland Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson, Laureen Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2015

Now Available in Shetlandic Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Shetlandic Scots! Translated by Laureen Johnson and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. Ida hert o a forest deep an dark, a perrie broon moose guid oot for a waak. Noo, Tod da fox tinks, Dat's juist whit A'm wantin! A'll glaep up dat moose, for A'm juist black fantin. Come a perrie bit farder untae da deep, dark forest, an fin oot whit happens when da fly perrie moose comes face ta face wi Kattyugl da owl, a sliddery snake an a hungry gruffalo...

The Orkney Gruffalo

The Orkney Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2015

Now Available in Orcadian Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Orcadian Scots! Translated by Simon W. Hall and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. A moose teuk a dander through the grimly trees. A fox saw a moose an thowt, You'll feed me. Come a peedie bit further intae the grimly trees an find oot whit happens when the sleekit moose comes nose wae a cattie-face, a snek an a hungry gruffalo ...

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do: That's the wrong frog! Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last.

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2015

When Pip comes to Posy's house wearing a scary monster mask, he gives Posy a bit of a fright! Oh, dear! But when she works out it's only Pip, she feels much better, and they share the biscuits she's made. Hooray!

Stick Man Sticker Activity Book

Stick Man Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! An all-year-round activity book based on the bestselling book, STICK MAN, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with exciting puzzles, colouring pages and over 70 stickers, there's plenty for all of Stick Man's fans to enjoy.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2015

What do you get if you cross a gorilla with a chameleon? Yes, that would be an goeleon! And how about a toucan with a tiger? Why, a touger, of course! A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family.

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2015

Join Pip and Posy as they have fun in the park, nibble on some snacks, play with their train set, and share a bath at the end of the day. With busy scenes and a 'Can you find these things?' panel at the bottom of each spread - to encourage the reader to spot the objects within the scenes - , this book will keep very youngest of readers occupied for hours.

Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories Book and CD

Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories Book and CD

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2015

Katie, Pip and Freddy are lively creatures who love to make noise, dance about and have fun. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, these stories have lots of details that children will love to spot. The Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories Book and CD is completed by robust, easy-to-hold tabs to keep track of each story and an audio recording by Joanna Page, the voice of the much-loved children's television programme, Poppy Cat.

The Highway Rat Activity Book

The Highway Rat Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Packed with stickers, colouring and puzzles, there's plenty to keep THE HIGHWAY RAT fans busy for hours. Included in the book: over 170 reusable stickers, recipes, bunting, finger puppets, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Explore the deep sea and the wide world with a tiny snail and a great big whale! This must-have sticker book for fans of The Snail and the Whale is packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers. Perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book is a great gift for any child. From the award-winning Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 25/02/2015

Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun... but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter, Posy snatches Pip's scooter and tries to ride it, but she falls off and hurts her knee. Though Pip was very cross, he comes running to help her. Posy says sorry, and Pip forgives her before they all build a sandcastle in the sandpit where it's nice and soft.

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 25/02/2015

Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun... but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle Pip comes to play at Posy's house. They have such a lovely time after their mid-afternoon snack and drink that Pip forgets he needs to go to the loo, and soon there's a little puddle on the floor. But everyone has accidents sometimes, so Posy mops it up, and lends him some clothes. The next time Pip needs a wee, he does it in the potty all by himself.

Rabbit's Nap

Rabbit's Nap

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2015

Join sleepy Rabbit and her friends for lots of lift-the-flap fun in Acorn Wood with this bestselling story from the Tales from Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of modern classic, The Gruffalo. Tired Rabbit is trying to find a place for a quiet nap, but her friends are all being very noisy. Fox is busy chopping wood, Bear is busy building and there is a band of mice playing music. Will Rabbit every be able to go to sleep? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Join in the fun with Rabbit's Nap, an interactive preschool story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Zog. Discover more animal adventures from the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Hide-and-Seek Pig, Postman Bear, and Fox's Socks.

Fox's Socks

Fox's Socks

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2015

Join Fox and Mouse for lots of lift-the-flap fun in Acorn Wood with this bestselling story from the Tales from Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of modern classic, The Gruffalo. Poor old Fox has lost his socks - can you help him find them? Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Join in the fun with Fox's Socks, an interactive preschool story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Zog. Discover more animal adventures from the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Hide-and-Seek Pig, Postman Bear, and Rabbit's Nap.

Postman Bear

Postman Bear

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2015

Join Bear and his friends for lots of fun in Acorn Wood with this bestselling story from the Tales from Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of modern classic, The Gruffalo. Bear is writing letters to his friends. Join him as he goes out to deliver them to Squirrel, Mole and Frog, but make sure to be back in time for a special birthday surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Join in the fun with Postman Bear, an interactive preschool story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Zog. Discover more animal adventures from the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Hide-and-Seek Pig, Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap.

Hide-and-Seek Pig

Hide-and-Seek Pig

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2015

Join Pig, Hen and all their friends for lots of lift-the-flap fun in Acorn Wood with this bestselling story from the Tales from Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of modern classic, The Gruffalo. Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. Pig looks for Hen behind the fence, beneath the washing and even behind the rose bush, but she can't find Hen anywhere! Lift-the-flaps and help Pig discover Hen's hiding place in time for their picnic tea! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Join in the fun with Hide-and-Seek Pig, an interactive preschool story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Zog. Discover more animal adventures from the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, and Rabbit's Nap.

ZOG Early Reader

ZOG Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, ZOG, is now available in an appealing read-alone format. Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess? This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy craft session indoors.

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/09/2014

A special deluxe slipcase gift edition of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child - two of the world's favourite picture books, with fantastic artwork from Axel Scheffler. This beautifully designed slipcase is covered in shiny foil and features stunning silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler. Inside are two high quality hardback editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, with extra-thick paper, deluxe finish and intricate cover artwork. This beautifully designed package is the perfect introduction to the Gruffalo - an ideal Christmas, Christening or birthday gift. The award-winning stories about a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood have been delighting children and adults the world over for more than twenty years. Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture-book partnership ever, they have been translated into over sixty languages and made into sell-out stage shows and Oscar-nominated films. Now these modern picture-book classics are available together as one very special gift edition.

Room on the Broom in Scots

Room on the Broom in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

The witch had a cat And an awfie lang hat, And gingery hair That she pit in a plait. Hoo the cat purred And hoo the witch grinned As they sat on their bizzum And fleed through the wind. But hoo the witch peenged And the cat fuffed and aw When the wind wis sae wild That the hat blew awa. 'Doon!' cried the witch, And they fleed tae the grund. They riped and they reenged But nae hat could be fund. Then oot fae the bushes (and this is the truth) There breeshled a dug Wi the hat in his mooth...Room on the Broom is probably Julia Donaldson's best-loved picture book after The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. Following the huge success of these two titles in their Scots language versions, Room on the Broom in Scots is sure to be another big hit with Scottish mums, dads and bairns.

Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog

Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/06/2014

Pip is a pup with a very loud bark, He scares all the cats when he strolls through the park! Freddy's a frog with goggly eyes, He's small and fat and loves catching flies. Pip and Freddy are two lively creatures who love to make noise and have fun. The rhyming stories in Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler - with lots of details that children will love to spot. Also available in the series: Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb.

Superworm

Superworm

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/06/2014

The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a high-quality audio CD. Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton, the CD contains the full story with music, the Superworm Listening Game and the brand new Superworm song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

The Tiddler Activity Book

The Tiddler Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Packed with stickers, colouring and puzzles, there's plenty to keep Tiddler fans busy for hours. Included in the book: over 130 reusable stickers, recipes, bunting, finger puppets, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!

The Grunts all at Sea

The Grunts all at Sea

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. And he can't tell anyone more than that, not even his lovely wife, Mrs Grunt, because there will be people trying to snatch the POGI and so the POGI must be transported in secret. It's an exciting adventure, but what interests Mr Grunt most are the silver coins he's been promised at the end of it. The Grunts' stolen son, Sunny, has a few questions. Who is the big-earringed cyclist? Why does the POGI have to wear a barrel all the time? Is Rodders Lasenby a lovely person or simply the rudest man on the planet? And how long will it be before they find themselves All At Sea?

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Join Pip and Posy as they have fun in the park, nibble on some snacks, play with their train set, and share a bath at the end of the day. With busy scenes and a 'Can you find these things?' panel at the bottom of each spread - to encourage the reader to spot the objects within the scenes - , this book will keep very youngest of readers occupied for hours.

The Gruffalo Play

The Gruffalo Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

The Gruffalo is an internationally bestselling picture book, a popular stage show, a BAFTA and Oscar-nominated animation - and now the story has been adapted into a fun and accessible play script by Julia Donaldson. Ideal for children to use as a school play or at home, The Gruffalo Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind. A clear layout and colour-coding for each character will help children to follow their lines and join the action with ease. The book also contains a hints and tips section which includes helpful advice on staging the play and performing it with larger groups. There are ideas too for themed make-and-do Gruffalo activities, as well as stage make-up for Gruffalo and Mouse! And of course no production of The Gruffalo Play would be complete without the lyrics and music for beloved Gruffalo Song. With Axel Scheffler's fun illustrations, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle A Counting Sound Book

Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle A Counting Sound Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Happy hippos,gentle giraffes, lazy lions and frisky frogs - just some of the animals marching to the jungle beat in the wonderful Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle! With ten animals to count, six amazing jungle sounds and lively illustrations by the world-famous, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, this is a book that children will enjoy again and again. Learning to count has never been so much fun! Also available in Axel Scheffler Noisy Book series: Noisy Farm.

Tabby McTat (Early Reader)

Tabby McTat (Early Reader)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2013

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's purr-fect picture book is now available in an appealing read-alone format. Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, but in a pocket-book format, and with a clearer font and layout to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do: That's the wrong frog! Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last.

The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book

The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book is a bumper activity book based on the bestselling story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With forty-eight pages stuffed full of things to make, do, and colour in, games to play and puzzles to solve, plus over two hundred reusable stickers, there's plenty to keep Gruffalo fans busy for hours. It's perfect for rainy days, holidays - or any day at all! A compilation of favourite activities, including: colouring, games, spot the difference, recipes, deep dark wood decorations, a Gruffalo Snap card game, a monster-sized sticker scene - and much more!

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 20/08/2013

What do you get if you cross a pig with a turkey? Why, that would be a purkey! And a sheep with a rabbit? That would be a shabbit, of course! A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family.

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2013

When Pip comes to Posy's house wearing a scary monster mask, he gives Posy a bit of a fright! Oh, dear! But when she works out it's only Pip, she feels much better, and they share the biscuits she's made. Hooray!

Katie the Kitten Buggy Book

Katie the Kitten Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2013

Katie's a kitten with sleek, shiny fur, She has sparkly eyes and a lovely, deep purr. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, Katie the Kitten Buggy Book has a fun rhyming story and a noisy meow-meow sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in the Noisy Buggy Buddies series: Pip the Puppy, Freddy the Frog and Lizzy the Lamb.

Lizzy the Lamb Buggy Book

Lizzy the Lamb Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2013

Lizzy's a lamb who loves to have fun, She plays in the fields and skips in the sun. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, Lizzy the Lamb Buggy Buddy has a fun rhyming story and a noisy baa-baa sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in the Noisy Buggy Buddy series: Pip the Puppy, Freddy the Frog and Katie the Kitten.

Stick Man Early Reader

Stick Man Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The fabulous and utterly original story of Stick Man, by the creators of 'The Gruffalo', is now available in this fantastic read-alone format. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, but in a pocket-book format, and with a clearer typeface and layout to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. 'a cracker of a book' Financial Times

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 11/10/2012

Created by star picture-book pairing Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson the Gruffalo's Child returns with her very own song to introduce a truly monster musical session! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author and the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo's Child, Nut Tree and The World Inside a Book, as well as a number of other fun-filled action songs, all of which have been wonderfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. This pack also includes a CD. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia's live performances.

The Stick Man Activity Book

The Stick Man Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! An all-year-round activity book based on the bestselling book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with press-outs, colouring, games and puzzles there's plenty to keep Stick Man fans busy for hours. Included in the book: - over 130 reusable stickers - press-out play scenes and characters - press-out memory-card game - postcards - fold-out sticker scenes - bunting - recipes - carols - paper chains - 40+ pages crammed with colouring-in, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, mazes, simple word search and much more!

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy craft session indoors.

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!' Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the authors of 'The Gruffalo' and 'Zog'.

Gruffalo in Scots

Gruffalo in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

The Gruffalo now available for the first time in Scots. Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Scots. Translated by James Robertson and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo has been approved by Julia Donaldson and will delight both children and adults alike. A moose took a dauner through the deep, mirk widd. A tod saw the moose and the moose looked guid. Come a wee bit further intae the deep, mirk widd, and find oot whit happens when the sleekit moose comes face tae face wi a hoolet, a snake and a hungry gruffalo...

The Gruffalo Latin Edition

The Gruffalo Latin Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2012

An ancient twist on the award-winning story of The Gruffalo, in which a clever little mouse outwits the creatures of the deep dark wood, is the perfect picture book, loved by children and adults the world over. This Latin edition of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved tale is set in forty-six elegiac couplets, the translation drawing on the language and style of the classical poets to brilliantly capture the rhythm and mischievous spirit of the original story.

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/01/2012

Created by star pairing Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson, the Gruffalo's Child returns with her very own song to introduce a truly monster musical session! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author and the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo's Child, Nut Tree and The World Inside a Book, as well as a number of other fun-filled action songs. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along!