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Julia Donaldson - Author

About the Author

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

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Featured books by Julia Donaldson

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

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

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

Key Stage 1

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

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

Spinderella

Spinderella

Key Stage 1

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

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

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Early Years

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

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

Early Years

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

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

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

Early Years

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

Fly across the world in the amazing Flying Bath!

Princess Mirror-Belle

Princess Mirror-Belle

Key Stage 2

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

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

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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers

Key Stage 2

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

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

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Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Early Years

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

Early Years

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

Key Stage 1

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

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

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

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

Key Stage 1

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

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

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

Early Years

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

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

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Tadpoles and Other Stories

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Tadpoles and Other Stories

Early Years

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

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

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

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

Early Years

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

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

Other books by Julia Donaldson

Chariots and Champions A Roman Play

Chariots and Champions A Roman Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A short, illustrated play set in ancient Rome, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Arthur Godbold discovers a bronze head of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As he tries to figure out how the head ended up in a Suffolk river, the dramatic story of the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds in front of his very own eyes. Emperor Claudius, British Queen Boudicca, ordinary Roman soldiers and British slave girls all appear in this exciting play, providing a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literary topics in an involving and creative setting.

Bombs and Blackberries

Bombs and Blackberries

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A short illustrated play set in World War Two, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. Perfect for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019. World War Two has been declared and the Chiver's children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real. This dramatic and touching play brings Manchester during the Second World War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for school classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. Also includes helpful tips on staging and costume. 'This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children' - Books for Keeps

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.

The Pot of Gold Band 08/Purple

The Pot of Gold Band 08/Purple

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Julia Donaldson tells the tale of the misfortunate characters Bonny and Sandy, who are forever arguing. One day a little man comes to stay, and it looks as though their luck has changed. Julia Donaldson tells the tale of the misfortunate characters Bonny and Sandy, who are forever arguing. One day a little man comes to stay, and it looks as though their luck has changed. Pages 14-15 contain a flow chart, giving the opportunity to summarise and discuss the events of the story. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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

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

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2019

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

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

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

A delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition features the classic story with a beautiful snowy festive cover - perfect for reading together at Christmas. How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. 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 Festive Edition features the classic story with a beautiful snowy festive cover - perfect for reading together at Christmas.

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

A delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition features the classic story with a beautiful snowy festive cover - perfect for reading together at Christmas. How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. 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 Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: The Trunk and The Skunk and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: The Trunk and The Skunk and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Read about the Trunk and the Skunk, find out why Gran is so cross and discover how Ron Rabbit makes a rocket! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 23/09/2019

There's a commotion in the classroom as Goat and the other animals spend the day at playgroup. The musical instruments and the dressing up box are lots of fun, but - oh dear! - Goat gets into a muddle or two. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book -- the ideal story for any child starting at, or already attending, a playgroup or nursery. Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make the bright and playful Goat Goes to Playgroup a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Hippo Has a Hat, Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, One Mole Digging a Hole, Toddle Waddle and Animal Music.

The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition

The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition

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

This special 15th anniversary edition of the bestselling modern classic The Gruffalo's Child is a must-have for all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans. The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around snowy wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including material from author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo's Child Song and tips for putting on a Gruffalo's Child show! 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 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!

What the Ladybird Heard Book and Toy Gift Set

What the Ladybird Heard Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/09/2019

With brilliant rhyming verse, bright distinctive illustrations and a glittery ladybird plush toy, What the Ladybird Heard Book and Toy Gift Set is the perfect gift for Christmas! The ladybird said never a word. But the ladybird saw, And the ladybird heard . . . Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . Enjoy this fantastically funny story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks with this fabulous book and toy gift set. Included is a mini gift hardback edition of the bestselling classic picture book, What the Ladybird Heard, with a gorgeously glittery cover and a ladybird soft toy - perfect to cuddle whilst reading!

The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There's even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world!

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

Created by star pairing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the Gruffalo is a familiar and much-loved figure in nurseries, schools and homes everywhere. Now he returns in his very own song to offer truly monster music sessions! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children, and this volume contains ten of her best-loved songs, sung by the author herself. These include The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as fun-filled action songs and energetic cumulative songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along with The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs!

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.

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes Book and CD Pack

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 08/08/2019

A glittering magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard and Sugarlump and the Unicorn. This paperback and CD edition features a charming reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni. When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way? The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy over and over again. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book

The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Packed full of sticker scenes, puzzles, games and over 400 stickers, The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book is ideal for mermaid fans and perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Based on the bestselling picture book by the unstoppable creative team of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, who also created the modern classic What the Ladybird Heard series. Join the Singing Mermaid as she tries to escape from the circus and return to the freedom of her ocean home. The crowds love her voice, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner, Sam Sly. The mermaid will need the help of all her circus friends to get back home to the sea. . .

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Packed with sticker scenes, puzzles, games and over 400 stickers, Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book is ideal for unicorn lovers and perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Based on the bestselling picture book by the unstoppable creative team of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, who also created the modern classic What the Ladybird Heard series. Join a beautiful unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes as she grants a rocking horse's wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump the rocking horse learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

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.

The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all based on the three bestselling What the Ladybird Heard picture books by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Make your own ladybird pizzas, vegetable patch pies, fine prize cowpat cookies and a showstopping ladybird celebration cake. With twenty-four 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 What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is a great way to introduce children to cooking and baking. Packed full of farmyard-inspired recipes, this cookery book is perfect for picnics, packed lunches and parties!

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

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

The Cook and the King Book and CD Pack

The Cook and the King Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

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

Tyrannosaurus Drip Book and CD Pack

Tyrannosaurus Drip Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. This picture book and CD edition features a wonderful reading of the story by Imelda Staunton. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

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

The Troll Book and CD Pack

The Troll Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

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

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

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

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

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 Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this story is a delight to read aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

The Princess and the Wizard

The Princess and the Wizard

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape. But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this story is perfect for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, And these are the things that she saw and heard... Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With slapstick action, animal noises and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you'll be reading over and over again. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

Imagine Ellen's surprise when Princess Mirror-Belle climbs out of the bathroom mirror! She comes from a world where bubble fish swim in the bath, elves sleep in slippers, and brave knights fight fire-breathing dragons. And while Ellen has chicken pox, Mirror-Belle has dragon pox - but she knows just the cure. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox is a magical story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. A fun story about an unexpected friendship, paired with bright and distinctive illustrations and gorgeously glittery cover, this story is perfect for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

One fine day, in the middle of May, The ladybird went on holiday. Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they're even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city . . . and she's got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won't get away with it! With a whole host of noisy zoo-animal characters to meet and even a cameo from the Queen, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, from stellar picture book partnership Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, is a sure-fire hit. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this story is loved by children and parents alike. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

The ladybird said never a word. But the ladybird saw, And the ladybird heard . . . Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this much-loved modern classic is perfect for reading aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

John Wili-Wi a'r Brenin

John Wili-Wi a'r Brenin

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2019

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.

Cawr Mwya Crand yn y Dre, Y

Cawr Mwya Crand yn y Dre, Y

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

Be Na Bw

Be Na Bw

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

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

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

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

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

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

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

The Troll

The Troll

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

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

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Tyrannosaurus Drip

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

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

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.

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.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Opposites

Tales from Acorn Wood: Opposites

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

Learn about opposites with the animals from Acorn Wood. Tales from Acorn Wood is a bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Opposites is an early learning book featuring the animals from Acorn Wood. Who is big and who is small? Who is feeling sad and who is feeling happy? Who is awake and who is asleep? Who is being loud and who is being quiet? A first book about opposites, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

An Fathach - Is breatha sa tir

An Fathach - Is breatha sa tir

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2019

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!

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Author: Julia Donaldson, Lucy Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2018

Julia Donaldson's much-loved story now in beautiful board book form. Julia Donaldson's beloved rhyming picture book story about two monkeys who are as different as night and day yet still learn to be friends - with adorable, sumptuous illustrations from Lucy Richards. This gorgeous board book is perfect for baby's bedtime. Night Monkey and Day Monkey don't think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite worlds, they learn a lot - and they also learn to be the best of friends. Little hands will love turning the pages of this beautiful board book. The perfect storytelling experience for babies and toddlers. One of the finest stories from Julia Donaldson, the author behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Scarecrow's Wedding and What the Ladybird Heard. Full of fun and food for thought, Night Monkey, Day Monkey is beautifully illustrated by Lucy Richards.

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.

Bombs and Blackberries

Bombs and Blackberries

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

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

Tabby McTat Tenth Anniversary Edition

Tabby McTat Tenth Anniversary Edition

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

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

Zog 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

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

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

Julia Donaldson's bestselling picture book, Spinderella, now available in this fantastic gift box set with a soft spider toy. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football. She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . Learn to count with the author of The Gruffalo in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting. The perfect picture book for football fans and a great way to encourage children to enjoy numbers. This brilliant gift box set includes a mini edition of the original bestselling picture book and a soft spider toy to play with. Perfect for introducing young children to picture books - children can read the book and then play with the soft spider toy!

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 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!

Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

Night Monkey Day Monkey Magnet Book

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

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

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and Toy Gift Set

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and Toy Gift Set

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

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

Mo Theachin Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Mo Theachin Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

The Room on the Broom Play

The Room on the Broom Play

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

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

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Singing Mermaid Book and CD Pack

The Singing Mermaid Book and CD Pack

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

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is loved by children and parents alike. This paperback and CD edition features a fantastic reading of the story by Lauren Laverne. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

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

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

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

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

What the Ladybird Heard Next Book and CD Pack

What the Ladybird Heard Next Book and CD Pack

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

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

What the Ladybird Heard Book and CD Pack

What the Ladybird Heard Book and CD Pack

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

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

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

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

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

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

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

The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is a delight to read aloud. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by David Tennant. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and CD Pack

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and CD Pack

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

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

Sharing a Shell Book and CD Pack

Sharing a Shell Book and CD Pack

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

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

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

Read with Oxford: Stages 1-2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Story Collection

Read with Oxford: Stages 1-2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Story Collection

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/05/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this Read with Oxford Stages 1-2: Songbirds Story Collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. Read what life is like being small with Bob Bug, find out who is top cat and much more! The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence. Tips for reading together explain the sounds that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Bioran

Bioran

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

Stick Man Sticker Book

Stick Man Sticker Book

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

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

What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book

What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book

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

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

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.

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

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

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/04/2018

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

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

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

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/04/2018

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

Read with Oxford: Stages 1-3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Phonics Games Flashcards

Read with Oxford: Stages 1-3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Phonics Games Flashcards

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Cards Release Date: 19/04/2018

The Read With Oxford Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonic Games Flashcards have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school and keeps children engaged in reading at home. These flashcards will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

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

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

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/04/2018

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

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

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

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/04/2018

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

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Spike Says and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Spike Says and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Find out what Spike has to say, why Nasim is an unusual kind of knight and what happens to the snake and the drake. Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Singing Dad and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Singing Dad and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Find out about Singing Dad and Viv's Odd Pet, as well as Ron Rabbit's job at the fish and chip shop! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Clare and the Fair and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Clare and the Fair and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes six fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Find out what Clare does at the Fair, what happens at Tara's Party and how Jack meets the Giants! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Usman's Books and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Usman's Books and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes five fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Discover why Usman loves reading, read about the Cinderella Play and find out why Mr and Mrs Brown are upside down! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Ron Rabbit's Egg and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Ron Rabbit's Egg and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Find out what's so important about Ron Rabbit's egg, what happens to the Doll in the in and learn about animals in the Animal Quiz! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Tim's Bad Mood and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Tim's Bad Mood and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Find out why Tim is in a bad mood, what makes a good pen-pal and learn about different animal tails! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stages 1-3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Alphabet Games Flashcards

Read with Oxford: Stages 1-3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Alphabet Games Flashcards

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Cards Release Date: 19/04/2018

These Read With Oxford Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Alphabet Games have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school, building reading skills and phonics knowledge. These flashcards will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

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

The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is a delight to read aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

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

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is loved by children and parents alike. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Princess and the Wizard

The Princess and the Wizard

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

The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape. But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is perfect for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Sharing a Shell

Sharing a Shell

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

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

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

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

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

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

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

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

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.

Gruffalo

Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .

The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail

The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Calling all nature explorers! Grab your wellies and learn all about the natural world around you with this colourful spotter guide. The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail is packed with fun spring and summer themed outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family. This activity book is the perfect size for even the youngest nature lovers and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved Gruffalo. It's full of great activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world. The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail is a fun sticker activity book about stopping, seeing, listening and collecting in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

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.

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.

Stick Man Tenth Anniversary Edition

Stick Man Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A fabulous foiled edition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of STICK MAN by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?

The Highway Rat Christmas BB

The Highway Rat Christmas BB

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2017

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 gorgeously festive 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!

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.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

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

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!

Sogi a'r Meddygon Awyr

Sogi a'r Meddygon Awyr

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2017

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!

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up 3

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up 3

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and The Flying Horse, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture book team who are beginning to read on their own. This bind-up of two fantastic books, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave, contains four delightful stories that children will come back to again and again. Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From exploring a hospital after Ellen falls off her bike to chasing after Mirror-Belle's magic ball, going to the seaside and joining the unusual pets club, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. This book contains the following stories: 1. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse - The Flying Horse - The Magic Ball 2. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave - The Sea Monster's Cave - The Unusual Pets Club

The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play

The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

The little ladybird is back, and now What the Ladybird Heard Next, bestselling picture book from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, has been adapted by author Julia Donaldson into a fun and accessible play script that children will love performing at school or at home. The What the Ladybird Heard Next 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 the cast! 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 What the Ladybird Heard Next activities, like making ladybird biscuits for your audience, and making a swarm of finger-puppet bees. With Lydia Monks' bright and distinctive illustrations and Julia Donaldson's hilarious and witty rhyming play script, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

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