Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty, gift and poetry books for Macmillan, such as Fish Who Dream of Trees (Two Hoots) and the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes - and of course, he is the illustrator of some of the world's best-loved picture books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide. Axels artwork is exhibited internationally; he has illustrated for many charities and designed the Royal Mail Christmas stamps in 2012. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.
We published a great selection of books by Julia Donaldson in 2017 – including a new Ladybird adventure and a crime-busting dog.
Autumn is well and truly upon us, and so are some of the best new books for children - featuring a bat who loves cherries, a boy who is desperate to be a great magician, a scary cowboy and short stories from Rainbow Rowell.
Looking for some spooky reads this Halloween? Here are some of our favourite books that fit right into the Halloween spirit.
Children can enjoy audio books anywhere: in the car, at bedtime and even on holiday. Here are some of our children's audio books coming in 2017.
An easy Gruffalo-themed gingerbread recipe for adults and children to make together from Julia Donaldson's fun-packed cookery book Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes.
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