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. She lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.

Latest book

Let's Read! The Gruffalo's Child

Books by Julia Donaldson

  • The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase
  • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
  • Let's Read! The Gruffalo's Child
  • What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm
  • The Flying Bath
  • Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Nature Trail: A Gruffalo Explorer Sticker Book
  • My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw book
  • My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw book
  • Sugarlump and the Unicorn
  • Animal Music
  • Goat Goes to Playgroup
  • 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
  • The Singing Mermaid
  • Play Time: Plays for all ages by the bestselling author of THE GRUFFALO
  • What the Ladybird Heard 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
  • 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: What the Ladybird Heard, Sharing a Shell, The Princ
  • Jack and the Flumflum Tree
  • One Ted Falls Out of Bed
  • 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
  • Toddle Waddle
  • 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
  • One Mole Digging A Hole
  • 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
  • What the Ladybird Heard Book and CD Pack
  • The Snail and the Whale Colouring Book
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Smartest Giant in Town
  • The Gruffalo's Child
  • The Snail and the Whale
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • Room on the Book Book and Interactive CD Pack
  • The Gruffalo's Child Activity Book
  • Hippo Has A Hat
  • The Gruffalo
  • The Gruffalo's Child Big Book
  • Tyrannosaurus Drip Activity Book
  • The Gruffalo Party Pack

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