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 gruffalo

"A mouse took a stroll through 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

The Gruffalos child

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

The Singing Mermaid

The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus.
€9.80 €6.65

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.
€9.80 €6.65


"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

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.
€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.
€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

The Gruffalo

Stomp, slither and scamper your way through the deep dark wood with this amazing play-along version of The Gruffalo.
€21.00 €14.25

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


The winner of the Galaxy National Children' Book of the Year isnow available in chunky board book format, perfect for Zog' youngestfans.
€8.40 €5.69

The Highway Rat

Beware of the Highway Rat.
€8.40 €5.69

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

The Paper Dolls

A beautiful story of one little girl and her chain of 5 paper dolls from Childrens Laureate Julia Donaldson, and an exciting illustrator who has already had 2 books on the Greenaway Medal longlist.
€9.80 €6.65