Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia also writes fiction, including the PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE series illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Princess Mirror-belle and the Party Hoppers

Books by Julia Donaldson

  • Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws
  • Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail
  • Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book
  • The Gruffalo's Child BIG Activity Book
  • The Gruffalo Annual 2016
  • Shuffle and Squelch: Book and CD Pack
  • Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail
  • Princess Mirror-belle and the Party Hoppers
  • Princess Mirror-Belle
  • Sharing a Shell
  • The Singing Mermaid
  • Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
  • Hippo Has A Hat
  • One Mole Digging A Hole
  • Goat Goes to Playgroup
  • Toddle Waddle
  • What the Jackdaw Saw: Book and CD Pack
  • Sugarlump and the Unicorn: Book and CD Pack
  • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
  • One Ted Falls Out of Bed
  • What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
  • Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Tales From Acorn Wood: Rabbit's Nap 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Tales from Acorn Wood: Postman Bear 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear
  • Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap
  • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition
  • The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase
  • The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child board book gift slipcase
  • Let's Read! The Gruffalo's Child
  • What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm
  • The Flying Bath
  • Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Nature Trail
  • My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw book
  • My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw book
  • Animal Music
  • The Paper Dolls World Record Edition
  • The Gruffalo's Child 10th Anniversary Edition
  • The Gruffalo Play
  • The Gruffalo 15th anniversary edition
  • Poems to Perform: A classic collection chosen by the Children's Laureate
  • Let's Read! A Squash and a Squeeze
  • The Gruffalo's Child Sound Book
  • The Paper Dolls
  • The Paper Dolls
  • The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book
  • Let's Read! Room on the Broom
  • Let's Read! What the Ladybird Heard
  • The Singing Mermaid
  • Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!
  • The Princess and the Wizard Sound Book
  • Play Time: Plays for all ages
  • What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Activity Book
  • Let's Read: The Snail and the Whale
  • Let's Read! The Gruffalo
  • Let's Read! The Princess and the Wizard
  • Let's Read! Tyrannosaurus Drip
  • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse
  • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes
  • The Gruffalo's Child Colouring Book
  • The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs
  • Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack
  • Room on the Broom Sound Book
  • The Gruffalo Latin Edition
  • What the Ladybird Heard and Friends CD Box Set
  • Jack and the Flumflum Tree
  • The Rhyming Rabbit Book and CD Pack
  • The Princess Mirror-Belle Collection
  • The Rhyming Rabbit
  • The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • My First Gruffalo Gift Set
  • My First Gruffalo Little Library
  • My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-Feel
  • The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs
  • The Gruffalo's Child Magnet Book
  • Cave Baby Book and CD Pack
  • Tales From Acorn Wood Activity Book
  • What the Ladybird Heard Sound Book
  • My First Gruffalo: Hello Gruffalo! Buggy Book
  • My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo, What Can You See? Buggy Book
  • A Squash and a Squeeze
  • The Princess and the Wizard Activity Book
  • Cave Baby
  • My First Gruffalo: Colours
  • My First Gruffalo: Numbers
  • My First Gruffalo: Animal Actions
  • My First Gruffalo: Opposites
  • Freddie and the Fairy
  • Tales From Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks
  • Tales From Acorn Wood: Rabbit's Nap
  • Tales From Acorn Wood: Hide & Seek Pig
  • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
  • The Gruffalo Sound Book
  • The Troll Book and CD Pack
  • Room on the Broom Colouring Book
  • Sharing a Shell Big Book
  • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Big Book
  • The Troll

The Gruffalo's Mum

A day in the life of best selling children's author Julia Donaldson. In exhibition at Seven Stories the Children's Centre of Books in Newcastle until April 2013. A Magic If Production. http://www.magicif.com Directed by Bev Fox, Filmed by Ian McLaughlin Edited by Ian McLaughlin and Bev Fox

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The What the Ladybird Heard Song

Watch Julia Donaldson and her husband, Malcolm, perform the What the Ladybird Heard Song, based on the bestselling picture book WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, with illustrations by Lydia Monks.

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Julia Donaldson reads What The Ladybird Heard

A clip from Scottish Book Trust's second Meet Our Authors event, with the bestselling author telling one of her stories in an interactive and entertaining style. More videos at http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/podcasts

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Julia Donaldson Links

Children's Laureate Website

The Gruffalo Links

Visit the Gruffalo website
See the Gruffalo on the BBC