Julia Donaldson

Julia Catherine Donaldson
 MBE (born 16 September 1948) is a British writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children's Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The GruffaloRoom on the Broom and Stick Man. She originally wrote songs for children's television but has concentrated on writing books since the words of one of her songs, "A Squash and a Squeeze", were made into a children's book in 1993. Of her 184 published works, 64 are widely available in bookshops. The remaining 120 are intended for school use and include her Songbirds phonic reading scheme, which is part of the Oxford Reading Tree.

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The Gruffalos child

"The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.
€9.80 €6.65

The snail and the whale

"How I long to sail! said the tiny snail.
€9.80 €6.65

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

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.
€9.80 €6.65

Princess Mirror-Belle and the

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.
€9.80 €6.65

The Princess and the Wizard

The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape.
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What the ladybird heard next

"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 theyre heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble.
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The gruffalo

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
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The Singing Mermaid

The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus.
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Sharing a Shell

When a little hermit crab finds a shiny new shell he doesnt want to share it - not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm.
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"The bestselling picture book ZOG by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is now available as a sturdy board book with a hardback cover.
€9.80 €6.65

What the ladybird heard

"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.
€9.80 €6.65

My First Gruffalo Little Library

More in the exciting Gruffalo baby and toddler series from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, featuring all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood.
€7.00 €4.75

Tyrannosaurus Drip

'' Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur' egg ends up in the wrong nest confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he' so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip.
€9.80 €6.65

The Gruffalo

Touch the Gruffalos terrible tusks, feel his knobbly knees and tickle his purple prickles in this bold, eye-catching book with touch-and-feel elements on every page.
€15.40 €10.45

The flying bath

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.
€9.80 €6.65