Julia Donaldson - Author

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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

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! Stomp, slither and scamper your way through the deep dark wood with this wonderful play-along version of the original story. With twelve interactive sound buttons embedded within the pages of the story, The Gruffalo Sound Book is the perfect gift for all Gruffalo fans! 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.

Animalphabet

Animalphabet

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

A splendid alphabet of animals from number one bestselling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, and visionary illustrator Sharon King-Chai. Each intricately cut page draws you further into a beautifully vibrant world of huge elephants, slithery snakes and growling tigers. Sharon King-Chai's bold colours and shapes make Animalphabet a rich delight for children of all ages while Julia Donaldson's rhythmic text is a pleasure to read aloud. The cleverly written, simple text invites children to compare one animal to another, and clever hints and peep-through holes within the artwork make this a hugely entertaining guessing game as well as a gorgeous book to treasure. The perfect gift for animal lovers of all ages.

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

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

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

Cereal Superfan A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Cereal Superfan A Bloomsbury Young Reader

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

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

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition

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

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

Zog Christmas

Zog Christmas

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

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

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.

Zog Christmas

Zog Christmas

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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'

Tabby McTat Tenth Anniversary Edition

Tabby McTat Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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.

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

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

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

The Giant Jumperee

The Giant Jumperee

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

Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE! When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flea He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree!

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

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

When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some lovely new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! - what's that following her? Quick, it's a bear! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes - but can they help her escape the bear with 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 imagination and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy 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 and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

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!

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/09/2018

I've lost my mum! Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle. Read by actress Imelda Staunton, Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Mo Theachin Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Mo Theachin Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

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

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/08/2018

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

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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 2 Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 2: Mixed Pack of 6 Pack of 6

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 2 Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 2: Mixed Pack of 6 Pack of 6

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Undefined Release Date: 21/08/2018

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. Level 2 Songbirds Phonics books focus on matching one sound to one letter or more than one letter, for example th as in that. This pack contains 6 books, one of each of: The Odd Pet, Miss! Miss!, This and That, Fish and Chips, Singing Dad, Doctor Duck. Each book contains inside cover notes to support parents/carers with their children's phonics practice and comprehension.

Rosie's Hat

Rosie's Hat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 17/08/2018

Rosie's Hat isn't just any old hat. When a gust of wind sweeps it off her head, it goes off on a whole hatful of adventures! It becomes a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a mouse, a frisbee for some children and even a nest for some birds. Surely poor Rosie will never find her hat again . . . or will she? This satisfyingly circular tale from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, is packed with irresistible sound effects, making it perfect for children to join in with -- and Anna Currey's beautiful watercolour illustrations perfectly capture the warmth and fun of the story. From the creators of One Ted Falls Out of Bed: 'Another little miracle from Julia Donaldson.' - The Bookseller

The Everywhere Bear Book and CD Pack

The Everywhere Bear Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 09/08/2018

The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf But he doesn't spend very much time by himself, For each boy and girl in the class is a friend And he goes home with one of them every weekend. The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One? The Everywhere Bear is a warm and engaging story about a very special bear, from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the talented creative partnership behind The Paper Dolls. The Everywhere Bear: Book and CD Pack comes with an audio CD, perfect for reading along.

The Stick Man Annual 2019

The Stick Man Annual 2019

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

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

Lighthouse Year 2 Turquoise: Monster Cave

Lighthouse Year 2 Turquoise: Monster Cave

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2018

This collection of infant reading books works as the skills-focused backbone of guided reading resources, with step-by-step skills coverage and the full range of genre. The scheme correlates to the NLS and the Scottish 5-14 Attainment targets for children. The readers in this scheme feature a wide range of genres (including non-fiction) and are levelled to Book Bands , the grading system recommended by the NLS. Within each Lighthouse band the books are organized in order of challenge, so each session moves children on. Each reader has an accompanying teaching notes booklet which gives guidance on teaching a range of reading skills.

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 5: Usman's Books

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 5: Usman's Books

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2018

What would happen if Usman could step inside one of his books? Find out in Usman's Books. Level 5 Songbirds Phonics books focus on different spelling patterns for the long vowel sounds oo as in moon, oo as in good, ow as in down, oi as in coin and soft c as in dice. The focus phonics in this book are oo as in good. 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.

Gryffalo, Y

Gryffalo, Y

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2018

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

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

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.

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Book and CD Pack

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Book and CD Pack

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

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. This paperback and CD edition with glitter on every page features a fabulous 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.

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 Princess and the Wizard Book and CD Pack

The Princess and the Wizard Book and CD Pack

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

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. This paperback and CD edition features a magical reading of the story by Imelda Staunton. 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

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 glitter on every page, this story is perfect for reading together. 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, 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 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 Cook and the King

The Cook and the King

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

There once was a very hungry king Who needed a cook like anything . . . . . . but the king is very fussy, and none of the cooks he tries can make a dish that tastes just right. Then the most unlikely of chefs comes along: the shuffling, shaking Wobbly Bob. He's scared of everything, from catching fish to digging for potatoes, but can he convince the hungry king to give him the job? The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the fantastic picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With clever rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike.

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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 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.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and CD Pack

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Book and CD Pack

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

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

The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack

The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 03/07/2018

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job . . . and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog. The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack comes with an audio CD, read by actress and singer Floella Benjamin, perfect for reading along.

The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition

The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2018

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. Celebrate the anniversary of the bestselling classic The Snail and the Whale, the delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition features the classic story alongside never-before-seen drawings from Axel Scheffler's sketchbook, a letter from Julia Donaldson, and a shiny foil cover.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

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

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

Stick Man Sticker Book

Stick Man Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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 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 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.

Gruffalo's Child

Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

Julia Donaldson is back to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo's child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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.

Sharing a Shell

Sharing a Shell

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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.

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

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

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 and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Princess and the Wizard

The Princess and the Wizard

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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.

What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

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

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 distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this much-loved modern classic is perfect for reading aloud. 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.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

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

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 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.

What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

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

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. 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 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.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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 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.

The Everywhere Bear

The Everywhere Bear

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf But he doesn't spend very much time by himself, For each boy and girl in the class is a friend And he goes home with one of them every weekend. The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One? The Everywhere Bear is a warm and engaging story from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of The Paper Dolls, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenway Medal.

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 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.

The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 25/01/2018

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book

A Squash and a Squeeze Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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. 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 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.

Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2017

From Julia Donaldson - the bestselling author of The Gruffalo - and Lydia Monks comes Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle. A perfect book for fans of this bestselling picture book team who are beginning to read on their own. Beautifully illustrated by Lydia Monks, Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle features two festive stories from Julia Donaldson, as well as some festive things to make and do. Ellen gets a big shock when her reflection climbs out of a mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join Mirror-Belle as she sweeps Ellen into hilarious Christmassy escapades - from joining in with the Christmas ballet show to attending Ellen's friend's fancy-dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas! You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

Stick Man Tenth Anniversary Edition

Stick Man Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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

The Highway Rat Christmas

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

Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the authors of 'The Gruffalo' and 'Zog'.

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 Release Date: 14/09/2017

A Treasury of Songs Book and CD Pack

A Treasury of Songs Book and CD Pack

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

As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. A Treasury of Songs contains over twenty of her songs, including fun-filled action rhymes, Aesop's fables, and songs based on Julia Donaldson's best-loved picture books, from Room on the Broom to The Gruffalo. This beautifully produced songbook treasury is illustrated throughout with Axel Scheffler's warm and wonderful artwork, and comes with a CD of all the songs performed by Julia herself, which will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio or enjoyed one of Julia's live performances. Now in paperback with a thick, foiled cover The Treasury of Songs will become a firm favourite on every child's shelf.

A Twist of Tales

A Twist of Tales

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

In this fantastical collection of stories, a king hides a terrible secret under his crown, a marvellous dream inspires an epic journey and a clever girl outwits the king! This collection of three lovely tales from Julia Donaldson are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of stories.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

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

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 brand-new 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.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

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

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 guaranteed bestseller from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man shows Julia and Axel at their sparkling best.

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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 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!

Sogi a'r Meddygon Awyr

Sogi a'r Meddygon Awyr

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

Gryffalo, Y

Gryffalo, Y

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

The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book

The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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!

The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play

The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback 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.

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 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.

The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018

The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

The official Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018 is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters by the incomparable pairing of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With sixty-four pages filled with crafts, recipes, quizzes, games, drawing, writing and colouring-in, it's enough to keep children busy all year round! The Annual features characters from the following classic titles: The Gruffalo The Gruffalo's Child Room on the Broom The Snail and the Whale Charlie Cook's Favourite Book A Squash and a Squeeze Monkey Puzzle The Smartest Giant in Town

Bwystfil Gwyrdd Llamsachus, Y

Bwystfil Gwyrdd Llamsachus, Y

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/07/2017

The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD

The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Other book format Release Date: 13/07/2017

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

What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories CD

What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Other book format Release Date: 13/07/2017

Read by Julian Clary, this is a fantastic CD collection of much-loved stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Make all the farmyard noises with the little ladybird and her friends, rhyme along with the Rhyming Rabbit, help Crab find a brand new shell and see if Princess Eliza can escape from the Wizard. These fun stories are brought to life on CD by Alexander Armstrong, Julian Clary, Imelda Staunton and David Tennant. Including the What the Ladybird Heard song, music and sound effects and with a total running time of 46 minutes, What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is a wonderful collection to listen to in the car or at home. Stories: What the Ladybird Heard Sharing a Shell The Rhyming Rabbit The Princess and the Wizard

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original.

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2017

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've got 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 new 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. Featuring glitter on every page and a gorgeously glittery cover. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard : Bursting with colour and verve - Daily Telegraph A terrific and witty adventure - The Guardian Praise for What the Ladybird Heard Next: Donaldson's trademark rhyming couplets bounce along and are perfectly complemented by Lydia Monks's bright and sparkly illustrations - Mail on Sunday

Tiddler Sticker Activity Book

Tiddler Sticker Activity Book

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

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

Tabby McTat Gift-edition

Tabby McTat Gift-edition

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

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

The Rhyming Rabbit Sticker Book

The Rhyming Rabbit Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The Rhyming Rabbit Sticker Book is a must-have for fans of the bestselling picture book The Rhyming Rabbit. It's packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers. Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, Easter and school holidays - a great gift for any child. From Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, an unstoppable picture book pairing, and creators of the modern classics What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next. Collect more of the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks sticker books: Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book, The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book and Sharing a Shell Sticker Book.

Sharing a Shell Sticker Book

Sharing a Shell Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The Sharing a Shell Sticker Book is a must-have for fans of the bestselling picture book Sharing a Shell. It's packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers. 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 modern classics What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next. Other Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks sticker books to collect: Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book, The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book and The Rhyming Rabbit Sticker Book.

The Giant Jumperee

The Giant Jumperee

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE! When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flee He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree! But who is the Giant Jumperee? A new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

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

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up 2

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up 2

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2017

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and The Magic Shoes 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 Magic Shoes and Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws, contains five 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 going to ballet class to staying at Ellen's grandparents' house, causing mischief with their furry friends, having fun at Halloween and taking the princess test, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake... and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

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! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog... From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! Charlie Cook's Favourite Book is both entertaining and original - a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

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

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2017

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! All children will love The Smartest Giant in Town, a funny and big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Beibidh Beag Biodach

Beibidh Beag Biodach

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2017

What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/02/2017

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 - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. This board book edition is perfect for little hands - children will love the gorgeously glittery eye-catching cover, and spotting the sparkly ladybird on every page. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is destined to become yet another classic in the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks collection. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard: Bursting with colour and verve - Daily Telegraph A terrific and witty adventure - The Guardian

The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2017

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 27/02/2017

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Everywhere Bear

The Everywhere Bear

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf But he doesn't spend very much time by himself, For each boy and girl in the class is a friend And he goes home with one of them every weekend. The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One? The Everywhere Bear is a warm and engaging story from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of The Paper Dolls, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenway Medal.

The Highway Rat Gift Edition

The Highway Rat Gift Edition

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

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

A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition

A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2017

It's the 25th anniversary of A Squash and a Squeeze! With this special, shiny anniversary edition, celebrate twenty-five years of the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the bestselling partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. ''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.'' A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition features the classic story with a stunning foil cover and extra content. Take a peek at the illustrator's desk and see some of his early drawings, and find out how the author turned the story from a book into a stage show!

The Magic Paintbrush

The Magic Paintbrush

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2017

With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power? In The Magic Paintbrush, Julia Donaldson's brilliant verse combines with beautiful illustrations from Joel Stewart, creator of The Adventures Abney and Teal, to bring vibrant life to a traditional tale of how a little girl's integrity can withstand the corruption of power and greed. This edition features a stunning redesigned cover, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson fans - big and small!

Tiddler Gift-ed

Tiddler Gift-ed

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

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

Princess Mirror-Belle Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up 1

Princess Mirror-Belle Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up 1

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/12/2016

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, 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 Princess Mirror Belle and the Party Hoppers, contains six 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 battling with Dragon Pox to helping out with the local pantomime, celebrating birthdays, having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had.

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/12/2016

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

Superworm Early Reader

Superworm Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

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

Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2016

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle. This special hardback edition contains two stories illustrated by Lydia Monks and some festive things to make and do. Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her reflection climbs out of a mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join Mirror-Belle as she sweeps Ellen into hilarious Christmassy escapades - from joining in with the Christmas ballet show to attending Ellen's friend's fancy dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas! You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

Running on the Cracks

Running on the Cracks

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2016

Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks... Leo's world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing...she must get out. In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Da Gruffalo said dat nae gruffalo sud Ivver set fit i da mirky wid. But ee nicht o snaa da Gruffalo's Bairn nivver leets whit her faider is telt her an tippers oot inta da caald. Eftir aa, der no sicca thing as da Muckle Mean Moose ...is dere? In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson's Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language's astonishing regional diversity. Laureen Johnson's Shetlandic version of The Gruffalo is now followed by Christine De Luca's The Shetland Gruffalo's Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Shetland and with Shetlandic speakers wherever they bide.

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

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

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

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

The Tiddler Sound Book

The Tiddler Sound Book

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

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book is brought to life as a glorious sound book with ten exciting sounds. Press the buttons to play the sounds as you read along with the story. Every day, Tiddler is late for school, and every day he has another tall tale for his teacher. But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid? And who will believe him when he really does get captured in a net?

The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book

The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book

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

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

What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Bedtime Bookcase

What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Bedtime Bookcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/10/2016

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have been creating beautiful bestselling stories for over a decade. Their clever, funny and heart-warming tales should be found on every child's bookshelf, and now all eight are available together in hardback in the What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Bedtime Bookcase. This colourful, jam-packed collection comes in a specially-designed glittery bookcase, and includes: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Sharing a Shell, The Singing Mermaid, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Princess and the Wizard and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox.

Spinderella

Spinderella

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.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2016

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN, now available as a chunky board book with hardback cover. 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 Sticker Book

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

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

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

The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit board book gift slipcase

The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit board book gift slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 22/09/2016

This glittery boxset contains board book editions of The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit, two bestselling stories by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, the creators of What the Ladybird Heard. The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit board book gift slipcase brings these two modern classics together in one beautifully designed box; the perfect picture book gift.

My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 22/09/2016

Who's afraid of the Gruffalo? With this fantastic addition to the My First Gruffalo range, you can scare away Fox, scratch the Gruffalo's warty nose and tickle his prickles. Fox, Owl and Snake might be scared of him, but children will want to give the Gruffalo puppet a big cuddle by the end of this fun and interactive story from the superstar pairing, and Gruffalo creators, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Young children will love meeting the Gruffalo, Mouse and the other animals in the deep dark wood in a playful new way. The Gruffalo Puppet Book encourages them to explore and pick out the Gruffalo's nose, paws and prickles, and shows them that he's not scary at all!

Da Trow The Troll in Shetland Scots

Da Trow The Troll in Shetland Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2016

Dey wir eence a trow at baed anunder a brig.(Maist trows bide in hadds anunder hills.)Aboot da sam time, fram apo da far haaf,dey wir some pirates dat baed apon a ship.(Dat's whaar pirates is meant ta bide.)Trows is supposed ta aet goats (dey say!)But nae goats ivver cam tipperin owre dis trow's peerie brig.Sae he ot fish instead.So begins this hilarious tale of the adventures of a bunch of incompetent pirates who can't cook, and a crabbit auld troll (in Shetland, where they live in great abundance, trolls are known as trows) who can. Their lives seem very far apart: the troll, whose favourite dish is goat, tries and fails to eat the creatures crossing various bridges he hides under; the pirates, who like to eat fish, try and fail to find buried treasure.

The Troll & the Kist o Gowd The Troll in Scots

The Troll & the Kist o Gowd The Troll in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2016

There wis yince a troll that steyed ablow a brig.(That's jist whaur trolls are meant tae stey.)Meanwhile, awa oot tae sea, there wis some pirates that steyed in a ship. (And that's jist whaur pirates are meant tae stey.)Trolls, they say, are meant tae eat goats, but nae goats cam teeter-totterin ower this troll's wee brig. Sae he ate fush insteid.So begins this hilarious tale of the adventures of a bunch of incompetent pirates who can't cook, and a crabbit auld troll who can. Their lives seem very far apart: the troll, whose favourite dish is goat, tries and fails to eat the creatures crossing various bridges he hides under; the pirates, who like to eat fish, try and fail to find buried treasure. But by a series of coincidences their paths cross - with dramatic consequences!

A Twist of Tales

A Twist of Tales

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

A king hides a terrible secret under his crown ...A marvellous dream inspires an epic journey ...A clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

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. 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.

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Is your tummy beginning to rumble? Make your own owl ice cream, scrambled snake and roasted fox, and of course . . . Gruffalo crumble! 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, Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes is a great way to introduce Gruffalo fans to cooking and baking. Perfect for holidays, rainy days and full of food ideas for a Gruffalo party.

Corinela

Corinela

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2016

The What the Ladybird Heard Play

The What the Ladybird Heard Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

What the Ladybird Heard, 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 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 activities, as well as mask templates for the key characters! With Lydia Monks' bright and distinctive illustrations and Julia Donaldson's hilarious and witty rhyming text, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

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

Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! The bestselling book is now available with a high-quality audio CD, brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. The CD contains the full story with music, The Scarecrows' Wedding Listening Game and the brand-new Scarecrows' Wedding Song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl

My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl

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

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

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

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

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

Zog

Zog

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

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? A wonderfully funny new story from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

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

Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? A heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty - and kittens! 'Our five-year-old gave it the thumbs up, and that's about the best endorsement you can get.' News of the World

Superworm

Superworm

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

Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

Tiddler

Tiddler

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

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

Stick Man

Stick Man

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

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 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. 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.

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2016

A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Elmo and his sister love playing in the jungle house next door. That is, until mean old Mr Birdsnest moves in. But when it appears that Mr Birdsnest has kidnapped the children's grandma they must sneak back in to rescue her. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

The Snake Who Came to Stay

The Snake Who Came to Stay

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2016

Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, Mum is getting more fed up by the day! Especially when Doris the snake goes missing...Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs? High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book is a must-have for fans of the bestselling picture book Sugarlump and the Unicorn. Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, it's the ideal activity book for unicorn lovers! 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 modern classics What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next.

The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book

The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2016

The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book is a must-have for fans of the bestselling picture book The Princess and the Wizard. Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers. 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 modern classics What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next. Also available: Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 28/06/2016

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens . . . The Paper Dolls is a stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb. This edition comes in a handy board book format for even the littlest of hands. Also by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: It's a Little Baby There's an Owl in my Towel

The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack

The Snail and the Whale Book and CD Pack

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

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

Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack

Monkey Puzzle Book and CD Pack

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

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

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack

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

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

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Book and CD Pack

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Book and CD Pack

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

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! Charlie Cook's Favourite Book is both entertaining and original - a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack

The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack

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

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Smartest Giant in Town. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! All children will love The Smartest Giant in Town, a funny and warm-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Smartest Giant in Town Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack

A Squash and a Squeeze Book and CD Pack

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

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

The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack

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

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo. A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack

The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack

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

A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo's Child. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the Number One bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture-book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again. . . and again! The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job ... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Author: Julia Donaldson, Lucy Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

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.

Who's on the Farm? A What the Ladybird Heard Book

Who's on the Farm? A What the Ladybird Heard Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 30/05/2016

Who can you find down on the farm? Based on Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' bestselling picture books, What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next, children will love lifting the large flaps in this bright and cheery board book to find all their favourite characters. Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh have fallen into a heap of muck (yuk!) and the hairy hog is behind a haystack, but who could that be hiding behind a leaf? Might it be a certain ladybird ... Full of farmyard fun and with a gorgeously glittery cover, Who's on the Farm? is sure to delight.

There's an Owl in My Towel

There's an Owl in My Towel

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 19/05/2016

There's an Owl in My Towel is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls - with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide. It's tricky to have breakfast when there's a mole in your bowl! Gentle humour abounds as one baby's every activity is thwarted by a variety of surprising animals. But who wouldn't be happy to find a ted in their bed? Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful 'There's an Owl in My Towel' song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune. Also by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: It's a Little Baby The Paper Dolls

Zog Sticker Activity Book

Zog Sticker Activity Book

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

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

Superworm Gift Edition Board Book

Superworm Gift Edition Board Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/05/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, Superworm (9781407132358), is now available in a chunky board-book format with a hardback cover, perfect for babies and toddlers. Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

Stick Man

Stick Man

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

The Princess and the Wizard

The Princess and the Wizard

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 26/04/2016

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? Created by bestselling team behind What the Ladybird Heard, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, The Princess and the Wizard is a charming magical tale for all to enjoy!

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

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

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! Charlie Cook's Favourite Book is both entertaining and original - a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

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

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. This edition features the captivating classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

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

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

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

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

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! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

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

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

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

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

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

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

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

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

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

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

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Quick Brown Fox Cub

The Quick Brown Fox Cub

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A sweet chapter book about an adventurous fox cub by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, perfect for children learning to read. Frisk the fox cub loves exploring! When he and his family move house, he finds lots of exciting things to discover in town. Then he follows Jenny to school one day, and what he learns there comes in very useful. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. Varied sentences Detailed illustrations to enjoy Chapters Interesting characters and themes A rich range of vocabulary More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.

Follow the Swallow

Follow the Swallow

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A tale of friendship and exploration, perfect for children learning to read. By Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Spinderella

Spinderella

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

My First Animal Fun Sticker Book

My First Animal Fun Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2016

Help Goose go through the maze to find his chocolate mousse, use your stickers to fill Mole's garden with flowers and butterflies, and play search-and-find at Goat's playgroup! With loads of animals getting up to all kinds of fun, this is an animal sticker book like no other. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of extra-large stickers that are easy for small hands to use, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and holidays - a great gift for any young child. Animal Fun Sticker Book is a must-have activity book based on Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt's wonderful books for toddlers, including One Mole Digging a Hole, Goat Goes to Playgroup, Animal Music, Hippo Has a Hat and Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose. Also look out for: 1, 2, 3, Sticker Book by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt.

My First 123 Sticker Book

My First 123 Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2016

Learn to count from one to ten with a whole host of animals from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt's brilliant books. With loads of animals getting up to all kinds of fun, this is a counting sticker book like no other. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of extra-large stickers that are easy for small hands to use, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and holidays - a great gift for any young child. 1, 2, 3 Sticker Book is a must-have activity book based on Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt's wonderful books for toddlers, including One Mole Digging a Hole, Goat Goes to Playgroup, Animal Music, Hippo Has a Hat and Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose. Also look for: Animal Fun Sticker Book by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours

Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours

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

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

Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting

Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting

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

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

Zog Gift Edition Board Book

Zog Gift Edition Board Book

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

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

What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 25/02/2016

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 - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Children will love the gorgeously glittery eye-catching cover, and spotting the sparkly ladybird on every page. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is destined to become yet another classic in the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks collection. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard: Bursting with colour and verve - Daily Telegraph A terrific and witty adventure - The Guardian

It's a Little Baby

It's a Little Baby

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 11/02/2016

It's a Little Baby is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls - with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide. Somebody's hiding. I wonder who. It's five little babies, doing all the things that babies do - waving, clapping, pointing . . . and more. Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful It's a Little Baby song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune.

Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book

Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book

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

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

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

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

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

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from Mirror Belle muscling in on Ellen's seaside holiday to the return of Prince Precious Paws. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Beautifully illustrated by Lydia Monks - Princess Mirror Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave is perfect for more confident readers.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from exploring a hospital after Ellen falls off her bike to chasing after Mirror-Belle's Magic Ball. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Beautifully illustrated by Lydia Monks - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse is perfect for more confident readers.

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2015

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 and bright and distinctive illustrations, 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.

Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition

Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. Celebrate fifteen years of Room on the Broom with this special anniversary edition! This funny story of quick wits and friendship is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast! Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition comes complete with early drawings from Axel's sketchbook and a shiny cover. An absolute must for all Room on the Broom fans!

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2015

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 wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes 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 and realizes how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . . With brilliant rhyming verse and bright and distinctive illustrations, Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a perfect story for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Highway Rat Early Reader

The Highway Rat Early Reader

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

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

The Dundee Gruffalo

The Dundee Gruffalo

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

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

Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book

Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 08/10/2015

Join a well-known witch and her a cat, plus a dog a frog and a bird, in this brilliant jigsaw book. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book, based on the hugely successful picture book, is in a chunky board book format which is perfect for little hands. It contains five simple and colourful puzzles featuring the witch and all her animal friends. A brilliant novelty format from the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo.

Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws

Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from causing mischief with their furry friends to having fun at Halloween and taking the princess test. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Beautifully illustrated by Lydia Monks - Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws is perfect for newly independent readers.

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo! Don't forget to take Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail with you and keep your eyes peeled. Learn all about nature with this colourful spotters' guide, packed with fun, winter-themed indoor and outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family. This handily sized activity book is suitable for even the youngest nature lovers and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved character, and is full of great activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world. This fun wintertime sticker activity book is about stopping, seeing, listening and collecting in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

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

A mini hardback gift edition of The Gruffalo - one of the world's favourite picture books. The award-winning story about a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood has been delighting children and adults the world over for more than fifteen years. Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture-book partnership ever, The Gruffalo has been translated into over sixty languages and made into a sell-out stage show and an Oscar-nominated film. Now this modern picture-book classic is available as a miniature gift edition. The exquisitely designed cover features stunning silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler in shiny foil, and the high quality hardback has extra-thick paper and a deluxe finish. The perfect little gift for big Gruffalo fans.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

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

A mini hardback gift edition of The Gruffalo's Child - one of the world's favourite picture books. This classic snowy adventure featuring everyone's favourite characters from the deep dark wood has delighted children and adults around the world for more than ten years. Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture book partnership ever, this sequel to The Gruffalo is a genuine modern classic in its own right, now available as a miniature gift edition. The exquisitely designed cover features stunning silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler in shiny foil, and the high quality hardback has extra-thick paper and a deluxe finish. The perfect little gift for big Gruffalo fans.

The Reiver Rat

The Reiver Rat

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

Gie's yer bridies and bannocks, Yer puddens and teacakes tae! For I am the Rat, the Reiver Rat, And whitiver I want I'll hae. Caw cannie when the Reiver Rat's aboot. He ll pauchle yer scran...and yer hert! In this brilliant new Scots translation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic tale, find out what happens to the swashbuckling Reiver Rat who steals everyone s food at the point of a sword.

The Orkney Gruffalo

The Orkney Gruffalo

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

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

The Shetland Gruffalo

The Shetland Gruffalo

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

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

Twm Sin Bolgi

Twm Sin Bolgi

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Stick Man Sound Book

Stick Man Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2015

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book, STICK MAN, is brought to life as a glorious sound book with ten exciting sounds. Press the buttons to play the sounds as you read along with the runaway bestseller. Life is dangerous for 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?

Stick Man Gift Edition

Stick Man Gift Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

A gift edition of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book, STICK MAN, with brand new cover artwork by Axel Scheffler. Featuring a poster on the reverse of the jacket, this is the perfect Christmas gift for Julia and Axel's many fans. 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?

Stick Man

Stick Man

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2015

The runaway bestseller, STICK MAN, is now available as a sturdy board book with a hardback cover. 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?

What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2015

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 - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Children will love the gorgeously glittery eye-catching cover, and spotting the sparkly ladybird on every page. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is destined to become yet another classic in the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks collection. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard: Bursting with colour and verve - Daily Telegraph A terrific and witty adventure - The Guardian

Stick Man Sticker Activity Book

Stick Man Sticker Activity Book

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

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

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: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/07/2015

Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror, but Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a mischievous one at that. She is sure that Ellen's chicken pox is actually dragon pox - and she is full of ideas about how to make the spots disappear. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox,, the seventh title from the chart-busting team of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, is another winner. There's glitter on every page too! Praise for The Singing Mermaid: '[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive.' - Guardian '[...] a delightful rhyming adventure.' - Daily Mail

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail

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

Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo! Don't forget to take Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail with you and keep your eyes peeled. Learn all about nature with this colourful spotters' guide, packed with fun, autumn-themed outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family. This handily sized activity book is suitable for even the youngest nature lovers and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved character, and is full of great activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world. This fun autumn sticker activity book is 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.

My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? Lift-the-Flap Book

My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 29/07/2015

Who's that behind the tree? Lift the flaps to find all your favourite characters from the Gruffalo. My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is from the My First Gruffalo pre-school and baby range. A chunky board book with sturdy flaps - perfect for small paws. Also included in this exciting range is My First Gruffalo: Spot and Say, a first words board book with handy tabs.

My First Gruffalo: Spot and Say

My First Gruffalo: Spot and Say

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 29/07/2015

Can you spot the Gruffalo and friends? Step inside the deep dark wood and keep your eyes peeled! My First Gruffalo: Spot and Say by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a chunky, tabbed board book packed with things to spot and say! A fun addition to the My First Gruffalo pre-school and baby range, it's perfect for small paws. Also included in this exciting range is My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? a lift-the-flap board book.

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/2015

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is packed with all sorts of poems and rhymes including a sequence of number rhymes, action rhymes, noisy rhymes and more thoughtful pieces too. Noisy Garden If tigerlilies and dandelions growled, And cowslips mooed, and dogroses howled, And snapdragons roared and catmint miaowed, My garden would be extremely loud. Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is a fantastic collection of poems for the very young from acknowledged master of rhyme and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson.

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo this summer! Learn all about nature with this colourful spotter's guide, packed with fun outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family. Gruffalo Explorer: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail is a handily sized activity book that is suitable for even the youngest nature lovers and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved character, and is full of great activities that are based around engaging with nature and the outside world. It's 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 for Years 4 and 5. Look out for other seasonal Gruffalo Explorer titles!

Wriggle and Roar! Book and CD Pack

Wriggle and Roar! Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Bright, bold and accessible, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in SHUFFLE AND SQUELCH!

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

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 a lively 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.

Shuffle and Squelch Book and CD Pack

Shuffle and Squelch Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer's here and so's the sun. Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of poems is packed full of noises and actions -- perfect for joining in. There are counting rhymes and animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in WRIGGLE AND ROAR: 'will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2015

Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! The only cure is the fruit of the fantastic 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 only 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 an irresistible story from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrator David Roberts - the brilliant picture-book pairing behind Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll and The Flying Bath. This chunky board book format is perfect for younger readers.

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2015

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.

Princess Mirror-belle and the Party Hoppers

Princess Mirror-belle and the Party Hoppers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2015

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades. From celebrating birthdays to having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had. You can guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Beautifully illustrated by Lydia Monks - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers is perfect for newly independent readers.

The Highway Rat Activity Book

The Highway Rat Activity Book

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

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

The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book

The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book

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

The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book is a must-have for fans of the bestselling picture book The Singing Mermaid. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers. 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 modern classic What the Ladybird Heard.

The What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Book

The What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Book

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

What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Book is the must-have sticker book for fans of the bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers. 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.

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

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

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

The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Book

The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Book

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

Join George, the kindest giant you'll ever meet, in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling The Smartest Giant in Town. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Book comes from the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

What the Jackdaw Saw Book and CD Pack

What the Jackdaw Saw Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/05/2015

Features a CD which includes an audiobook read by children's TV presenter Justin Fletcher and a special video of a British Sign Language interpretation of the story. The book and CD pack has a version of the story for everybody! The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle! This book about friendship and sign language was created by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf (www.lifeanddeaf.co.uk) which helps deaf children to explore their identities through poetry, film, performance and art. Featuring Nick Sharratt's bright and accessible illustrations, WHAT THE JACKDAW SAW is another beautiful picture book from the team behind GOAT GOES TO PLAYGROUP and TODDLE WADDLE.

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

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.

Toddle Waddle

Toddle Waddle

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

There's a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end of the pier. There are buzzing bees, bicycle bells and a whole beachful of noisy fun. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly sounds in this book, so join in and waddle along -- you've never been on a walk like it! The trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms in this cumulative story are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make the bright and playful Toddle Waddle a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Hippo Has a Hat, Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, One Mole Digging a Hole, Animal Music and Goat Goes to Playgroup.

Animal Music

Animal Music

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

There's harmony in the air when the animals get together to make music and put on a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book, so join in and sing and dance along - you've never been to a gig like it! Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms accompanied by Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make this bright and playful book a sure winner. In sturdy board book format, Animal Music is perfect for younger readers. Ideal for reading out loud!

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

Good manners aren't on the menu at this meal. Duck won't eat his carrots. Moth's eating the cloth, and Sheep would rather sleep than wash the dishes. Thank goodness some of the animals know how to behave. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book -- you've never been to a dinner party like it! Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make the bright and playful Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Hippo Has a Hat, Animal Music, Toddle Waddle and Goat Goes to Playgroup.

Whit the Clockleddy Heard (What the Ladybird Heard in Scots)

Whit the Clockleddy Heard (What the Ladybird Heard in Scots)

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Yince upon a ferm steyed a sonsie reid chook, A goose in a pen, and in a dub a deuk, A hairy grumphie, a sheep like a rug, A kenspeckle cuddie and a jimp wee dug, Twa cats that miaowed and purred aw day, A braw prize coo...and a clockleddy tae. Now available in Scots for the very first time, What the Ladybird Heard is the latest addition to Itchy Coo's fantastic range of books for children, now translated as Whit the Clockleddy Heard. In this new book, meet two crafty robbers, a tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all. And she has a plan of her own. Join the ladybird as she has a new adventure in Scots that Itchy Coo readers will love.

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape? The Singing Mermaid is a beautiful, lyrical picture book from the creators of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard, now available as a glittery board book -- perfect for younger readers.

Hippo Has A Hat

Hippo Has A Hat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

There's chaos in the clothes shop when the animals go on a glorious shopping spree. Zebra's zip is stuck and Toad's tracksuit is far too big, but Flamingo finds a stylish bag, and Caterpillar's shoes are really cool. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book, so join in the fun -- you've never seen a fashion show like it! Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make the bright and playful Hippo Has a Hat a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Animal Music, Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose, One Mole Digging a Hole, Toddle Waddle and Goat Goes to Playgroup.

One Mole Digging A Hole

One Mole Digging A Hole

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book! The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. Julia Donaldson's whimsical rhymes and Nick Sharratt's hilarious illustrations make One Mole Digging a Hole a delight to read out loud. With plenty to giggle at on every page, counting - or gardening - has never been so much fun!

What the Jackdaw Saw

What the Jackdaw Saw

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2015

The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle! This book about friendship and sign language was created by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf which helps deaf children to explore their identities through poetry, film, performance and art. Featuring Nick Sharratt's bright and accessible illustrations, What the Jackdaw Saw is another beautiful picture book from the team behind Goat Goes to Playgroup and Toddle Waddle.

Sharing a Shell

Sharing a Shell

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

Three friends, sharing a shell, Down by the sparkling sea, Rollicking all round the rock pool In their wonderful home for three. When the litte hermit crab finds a shiny new shell, at first he doesn't want to share it -- not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm, anyway! Join Crab, Blob and Brush in a story of sea, shells, and friendship -- and all about learning how to share. Now available as a chunky board book with a glittery cover that's perfect for younger readers, Sharing a Shell was the first ever story from the bestselling picture-book pairing of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, who have since gone on to create such classics as What the Ladybird Heard and The Singing Mermaid. Praise for The Singing Mermaid: '[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive.' - Guardian '[...] a delightful rhyming adventure.' - Daily Mail

Rosie's Hat

Rosie's Hat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2015

Rosie's Hat isn't just any old hat. When a gust of wind sweeps it off her head, it goes off on a whole hatful of adventures! It becomes a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a mouse, a frisbee for some children and even a nest for some birds. Surely poor Rosie will never find her hat again . . . or will she? This satisfyingly circular tale from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, is packed with irresistible sound effects, making it perfect for children to join in with -- and Anna Currey's beautiful watercolour illustrations perfectly capture the warmth and fun of the story. From the creators of One Ted Falls Out of Bed: 'Another little miracle from Julia Donaldson.' - The Bookseller

What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book

What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 26/02/2015

'... the cow said MOO! and the hen said, CLUCK! HISS! said the goose and QUACK! went the duck.' What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book features the farm animal stars of the smash hit picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks in five fantastic jigsaw puzzles. Perfect for little hands, this chunky board book encourages readers to join in with the farm animal sounds, while they piece together five simple puzzles to make their favourite animal characters from the original hugely successful picture book. An exciting jigsaw format from the bestselling duo, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

One Ted Falls Out of Bed

One Ted Falls Out of Bed

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

When Ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on a breathtaking adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exciting, but will Ted ever get back to his bed? One Ted Falls Out of Bed's counting theme is woven perfectly into a magical, rhythmic text by former Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, and features gorgeous illustrations from Anna Currey.

Shuffle and Squelch

Shuffle and Squelch

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer's here and so's the sun. Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of rhymes and poems for children is perfect for joining in. There are animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister. In Shuffle and Squelch, Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Look out for rhymes for younger children from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Wriggle and Roar: 'will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

Wriggle and Roar!

Wriggle and Roar!

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun of Wriggle and Roar!. Bright, bold and accessible, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Shuffle and Squelch!

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo! Don't forget to take Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail with you and keep your eyes peeled. Learn all about nature with this colourful spotters' guide, packed with fun, spring-themed outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family. This handily sized activity book is suitable for even the youngest nature lovers and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved character, and is full of great activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world. This fun springtime sticker activity book is 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.

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book! Entertaining and original, this book about books has been delighting parents and children alike for ten years and has sold over a million copies worldwide. From the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo and one of the most successful picture book partnerships ever, the limited edition Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition comes complete with early drawings from Axel's sketchbook and a shiny foiled cover.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap

Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for fifteen years. In Tales From Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap, two of the popular lift-the-flap stories from the creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are together in paperback for the first time, with a beautiful foiled cover look. Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake. Then join Fox in a hunt for his missing socks. Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! Look out for Tales From Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear, also available as a two-books-in-one paperback.

Tales From Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear

Tales From Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for fifteen years. In Tales From Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear, two of the popular lift-the-flap stories from the creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are together in paperback for the first time, with a beautiful foiled cover look. Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Lift the flaps and help Pig find out where she is hiding. Then join Bear as he delivers letters to his friends Frog, Squirrel and Mole -- and lift the flaps to see Bear's special birthday surprise! Look out for Tales From Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap also available as a two-books-in-one paperback.

Hide-and-Seek Pig

Hide-and-Seek Pig

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

Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Can you lift the flaps and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Hide-and-Seek Pig, a beautifully produced board book with a gorgeous shiny-foiled cover look. From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo.

Fox's Socks

Fox's Socks

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

Poor old Fox has lost his socks - can you help him find them? Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Fox's Socks, a beautifully produced board book with a gorgeous shiny-foiled cover look. From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo.

Rabbit's Nap

Rabbit's Nap

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

Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Rabbit's Nap, a beautifully produced board book with a gorgeous shiny-foiled cover look. From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo.

Postman Bear

Postman Bear

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

Bear is writing letters to his friends. But what could his letters be about? Lift the flaps and join Frog, Squirrel and Mole for Bear's special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Postman Bear, a beautifully produced board book with a gorgeous shiny-foiled cover look. From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo.

ZOG Early Reader

ZOG Early Reader

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

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

Night Monkey Day Monkey Books & Plush Set

Night Monkey Day Monkey Books & Plush Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

This beautiful gift box set includes the picture book and true-to-character plush toys of Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey and Day Monkey. Julia's enchanting picture book is a heart-warming story about friendship and overcoming differences. 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. One of the finest rhyming picture book stories from Julia Donaldson, the author behind The Scarecrows' Wedding, What the Ladybird Heard Next, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and The Gruffalo. Full of fun and food for thought, Night Monkey, Day Monkey is beautifully drawn by Lucy Richards. Children aged 2 upwards will go mad for the accompanying monkeys which can be used separately or hold hands as the characters do in the book. A must for everyone who loves the magic of Julia Donaldson. Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the prize-winning author of some of the world's most-loved picture books including, The Gruffalo, The Scarecrows' Wedding, What the Ladybird Heard and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Julia Donaldson's collaborations with Axel Scheffler, including Stick Man, Tabby McTat, and Tiddler have sold millions of copies, and Room on the Broom is now an Academy Award-nominated short film. Lucy Richards is a much-loved illustrator of children's books. Her many collaborations include Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo. Lucy has also written and illustrated her own book The Magic Sky.

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

A paperback and CD edition of The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson and Charlotte Voake The Owl and the Pussy-cat sailed away In a beautiful blue balloon . . . Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original. This paperback edition includes an audio CD featuring two readings of the story by the author, as well as a performance of the story set to music, performed by Julia and Malcolm Donaldson. SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

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

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

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

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

This foiled boxset contains board book editions of THE GRUFFALO and THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD - the two award-winning, bestselling stories that have been delighting children and adults the world over for more than a decade. Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture book partnership ever, and translated into over fifty languages, these two modern classics are now available as board books together in one beautifully designed box - the perfect Gruffalo gift.

Plentyn y Gryffalo

Plentyn y Gryffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2014

Room on the Broom in Scots

Room on the Broom in Scots

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

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

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

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

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN. 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.

My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw book

My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2014

Learn all about numbers with the Gruffalo and friends through five fantastic puzzles in My First Gruffalo: Can you Count? Jigsaw Book. Count from one piece to five with Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl, and the Gruffalo! This chunky board book is perfect for small paws, and young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread! An exciting new My First Gruffalo jigsaw series from the best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw book

My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2014

Learn all about colours with the Gruffalo and friends through five fantastic four-piece puzzles in My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw Book. This chunky board book is perfect for small paws, and young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread! For extra fun, there's something colourful to spot in every jigsaw once it's assembled. An exciting new My First Gruffalo jigsaw series from the best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Superworm

Superworm

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

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

The Tiddler Activity Book

The Tiddler Activity Book

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

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

Animal Music

Animal Music

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

There's harmony in the air when the animals get together to make music and put on a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book, so join in and sing and dance along - you've never been to a gig like it! Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms accompanied by Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make this bright and playful book a sure winner. Animal Music is perfect for reading out loud!

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 06/03/2014

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 chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. 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!

The Gruffalo Play

The Gruffalo Play

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

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

Poems to Perform A classic collection chosen by the Children's Laureate

Poems to Perform A classic collection chosen by the Children's Laureate

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.

Let's Read! A Squash and a Squeeze

Let's Read! A Squash and a Squeeze

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

The complete story and original illustrations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, A Squash and a Squeeze, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, Let's Read! A Squash and a Squeeze offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. The little old lady's house is far too small. So the wise old man tells her to squeeze in a crowd of farm animals. She'll be amazed how big her house feels when she pushes them out again! This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage young children to become enthusiastic, independent readers. - Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge There are sixteen titles available in this series, including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard, Hamilton's Hats, Cats Ahoy!, The Princess and the Pig and Monsters: An Owner's Guide.

Tabby McTat (Early Reader)

Tabby McTat (Early Reader)

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

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

Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2013

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lears favourite rhyme in this wonderful audio edition of a new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... This lovely audio download features a reading of the poem by Julia Donaldson and a performance of the poem set to music, written and performed by Julia Donaldson (vocals) and Malcolm Donaldson (guitar).

The Zog Activity Book

The Zog Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon is back - and now you can join in the fun too! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with press-outs, colouring and puzzles, there's plenty to keep Zog fans busy for hours. Included in the book: press-out dragon mobile, press-out crown, make your own Egg-Box Zog, over 100 reusable stickers, recipes, bunting, finger puppets, postcards, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!

The Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

The Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

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

Growl along with the Gruffalo's Child as she tip-toes through the snow on a wild, windy and NOISY night! Press the ten interactive sound buttons on this amazing play-along version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-selling The Gruffalo's Child and bring the story vividly to life! The Gruffalo's Child Sound Book is the perfect gift for all fans of The Gruffalo.

The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/09/2013

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens. Read aloud by broadcaster Lauren Laverne, The Paper Dolls is a stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb.

The Gruffalo's Wean

The Gruffalo's Wean

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The Gruffalo said it wid come tae nae guid If a gruffalo roamed in the deep mirk widd. How no, how no? Because, hae nae doot, The Muckle Mad Moose will find ye oot. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Wean ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Muckle Mad Moose doesn't really exist...does he? When Itchy Coo's Scots version of The Gruffalo was published in 2012 it immediately became a Scottish children's bestseller. Now, in the same format and using the same rich Scots vocabulary that has thrilled thousands of readers, the sequel is here. The Gruffalo books are among the most popular children's titles ever published, and James Robertson's Scots translations of them capture their warmth and excitement while adding a special Scottish dimension that weans and grown-ups alike just love.

Stick Man's First Words

Stick Man's First Words

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 06/06/2013

This sturdy, colourful board book is the ideal way to introduce babies and toddlers to their first words. Since its publication in September 2008, the story of Stick Man's courageous journey back to his family tree has captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of children. Now Stick Man is back, to help his youngest fans learn their first words - with numbers, colours, animal sounds and more!

The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens. The Paper Dolls is a stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb.

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/06/2013

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

The Princess and the Wizard Sound Book

The Princess and the Wizard Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2013

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, an orange 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? Press the 10 interactive sound buttons and bring the story to life! The Princess and the Wizard Sound Book is the perfect gift for all fans of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of the bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard.

BC JD Plays Brown/3C-3B Step Inside a Story

BC JD Plays Brown/3C-3B Step Inside a Story

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

The Snake Who Came to Stay

The Snake Who Came to Stay

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2013

Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, Mum is getting more fed up by the day! Especially when Doris the snake goes missing! Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs?

Seocan Agus Craobh Nam Flamag

Seocan Agus Craobh Nam Flamag

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2013

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2013

Get 5-8s reading independently with the UK Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo. Mean old Mr Birdnest! He's taken over the Jungle House. Now Elmo and his sister have nowhere to play. But then Granny goes missing and there are a lot of suspicious goings on next door. Are the children brave enough to take on Mr Birdnest and get Granny back?

Play Time Plays for all ages

Play Time Plays for all ages

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Play Time: Plays for all ages includes eleven fun-to-act short plays for all children to enjoy, especially those in primary school (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). Each play comes complete with helpful guidance on target age, running time and cast. Ranging from adaptations of traditional tales (e.g., the legend of Persephone and The Three Billy Goats Gruff) to original and contemporary short plays, Julia Donaldson has produced an entertaining, simple, satisfying collection.

Let's Read! Tyrannosaurus Drip

Let's Read! Tyrannosaurus Drip

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

The complete story and original illustrations of Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts have been specially designed into an early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, Let's Read! Tyrannosaurus Drip is intended to help and encourage children who are growing in reading confidence. When Tyrannosaurus Drip lands in the wrong nest, don't be fooled by his size. This little dinosaur is brave, and very clever!

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

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. Written by award-winning author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, and featuring the bright, lively illustrations of Nick Sharratt, Goat Goes to Playgroup is a comforting story for any child starting at, or already attending, a playgroup.

Julia Donaldson Plays Purple/2C Goha and the Shoes 6-pack

Julia Donaldson Plays Purple/2C Goha and the Shoes 6-pack

Author: Julia Donaldson, Rachael Sutherland Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/01/2013

Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and independent reading Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable characters to keep wandering minds engaged Available as an interactive eBook - kids pick the part they want to play and the others are read back to them

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B Best Bet

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B Best Bet

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Purple/2C Goha and the Shoes BC JD Plays Purple/2C Goha and the Shoes Purple/2c

Julia Donaldson Plays Purple/2C Goha and the Shoes BC JD Plays Purple/2C Goha and the Shoes Purple/2c

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Purple/2C Doctor Doctor

BC JD Plays Purple/2C Doctor Doctor

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays White/2A the Genie BC JD Plays White/2A The Genie White/2a

Julia Donaldson Plays White/2A the Genie BC JD Plays White/2A The Genie White/2a

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Orange/1A The Hare and the Tortoise

BC JD Plays Orange/1A The Hare and the Tortoise

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B The Billy Goats Gruff

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B The Billy Goats Gruff

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Gold/2B The Noises Next Door

BC JD Plays Gold/2B The Noises Next Door

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Gold/2B The Fish in the Tree

BC JD Plays Gold/2B The Fish in the Tree

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C the Smell of the Cakes BC JD Plays Lime/3C The Smell of the Cakes Lime/3c

Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C the Smell of the Cakes BC JD Plays Lime/3C The Smell of the Cakes Lime/3c

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Green/1B Best Friends

BC JD Plays Green/1B Best Friends

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B Tricking the Tiger

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B Tricking the Tiger

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Green/1B Don't Call Me Mum!

BC JD Plays Green/1B Don't Call Me Mum!

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Orange/1A All Gone

BC JD Plays Orange/1A All Gone

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Orange/1A Frog Fight

BC JD Plays Orange/1A Frog Fight

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Green/1B Planet Emerald

BC JD Plays Green/1B Planet Emerald

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Blue (KS1)/1B The Sockosaurus

BC JD Plays Blue (KS1)/1B The Sockosaurus

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Green/1B Missing Milly

BC JD Plays Green/1B Missing Milly

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Turq/1B Tricking the Tiger 6-pack

Julia Donaldson Plays Turq/1B Tricking the Tiger 6-pack

Author: Julia Donaldson, Rachael Sutherland Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/01/2013

Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and independent reading Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable characters to keep wandering minds engaged Available as an interactive eBook - kids pick the part they want to play and the others are read back to them

Julia Donaldson Plays Green/1B Planet Emerald 6-pack

Julia Donaldson Plays Green/1B Planet Emerald 6-pack

Author: Julia Donaldson, Rachael Sutherland Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/01/2013

Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and independent reading Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable characters to keep wandering minds engaged Available as an interactive eBook - kids pick the part they want to play and the others are read back to them

Julia Donaldson Plays the Last Egg BC JD Plays Blue (KS1)/1B The Last Egg Blue (KS1)/1b

Julia Donaldson Plays the Last Egg BC JD Plays Blue (KS1)/1B The Last Egg Blue (KS1)/1b

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Purple/2C the School Quiz BC JD Plays Purple/2C The School Quiz Purple/2c

Julia Donaldson Plays Purple/2C the School Quiz BC JD Plays Purple/2C The School Quiz Purple/2c

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!

Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare . . . but he can't even wake her up. So he fetches his noisy animal friends to help: Mew! Moo! Too-whit too-whoo! Wake up do, Lydia Lou! Will anything ever wake her? A gentle and playful bedtime read from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo,, and prize-winning illustrator Karen George. Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! is full of fun sounds which children will love to join in with time and time again.

Stick Man Early Reader

Stick Man Early Reader

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

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

The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2012

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens. A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of THE GRUFFALO, and new illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb.

The Stick Man Activity Book

The Stick Man Activity Book

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

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

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/09/2012

Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the fantastic 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 only 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 Book and CD Pack contains both the book and a CD of the story read by actor David Tennant. Follow Jack across the ocean in this irresistible story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Troll.

Room on the Broom Sound Book

Room on the Broom Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Join the witch and her cat, a dog, a frog and a bird on a NOISY bumpy broomstick ride. The bestselling story from star picture-book pairing, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - now an interactive gift book with ten amazing, magical sound effects! Room on the Broom Sound Book is from the creators of The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide.

Superworm

Superworm

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! There's no other worm like SUPERWORM! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

Gruffalo in Scots

Gruffalo in Scots

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

The Gruffalo now available for the first time in Scots. Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can e