Julia Donaldson

About Julia

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 Sharing a Shell, the bestselling smash-hit What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages.

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.

Julia Donaldson

Books by Julia Donaldson

Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle
Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle
What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Bedtime Bookcase
What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories Bedtime Bookcase
My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book
My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book
The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit board book gift slipcase
The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit board book gift slipcase
Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017
My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl
My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl
The Everywhere Bear
The Everywhere Bear
Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book
Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book
The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book
The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book
Who's on the Farm? A What the Ladybird Heard Book
Who's on the Farm? A What the Ladybird Heard Book
The Detective Dog
The Detective Dog
There's an Owl in My Towel
There's an Owl in My Towel
The Princess and the Wizard
The Princess and the Wizard
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
A Squash and a Squeeze
A Squash and a Squeeze
Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom
The Smartest Giant in Town
The Smartest Giant in Town
The Snail and the Whale
The Snail and the Whale
Monkey Puzzle
Monkey Puzzle
The Gruffalo's Child
The Gruffalo's Child
My First 123 Sticker Book
My First 123 Sticker Book
My First Animal Fun Sticker Book
My First Animal Fun Sticker Book
Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting
Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting
Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours
Tales from Acorn Wood: Colours
It's a Little Baby
It's a Little Baby
Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book
Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book
Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book
Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book
Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition
Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes
Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws
Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail
Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book
Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book
The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo
What the Ladybird Heard Next
What the Ladybird Heard Next
The Gruffalo's Child BIG Activity Book
The Gruffalo's Child BIG Activity Book
Rosie's Hat
Rosie's Hat
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail
My First Gruffalo: Spot and Say
My First Gruffalo: Spot and Say
My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? Lift-the-Flap Book
My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? Lift-the-Flap Book
Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum
Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum
The Gruffalo Annual 2016
The Gruffalo Annual 2016
Wriggle and Roar!
Wriggle and Roar!
Shuffle and Squelch
Shuffle and Squelch
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail
The Flying Bath
The Flying Bath
Princess Mirror-belle and the Party Hoppers
Princess Mirror-belle and the Party Hoppers
Princess Mirror-Belle
Princess Mirror-Belle
What the Jackdaw Saw
What the Jackdaw Saw
Sharing a Shell
Sharing a Shell
The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book
The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book
Animal Music
Animal Music
The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Book
The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Book
The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book
The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book
The What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Book
The What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Book
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
Hippo Has A Hat
Hippo Has A Hat
One Mole Digging A Hole
One Mole Digging A Hole
Goat Goes to Playgroup
Goat Goes to Playgroup
Toddle Waddle
Toddle Waddle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks
Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks
Tales From Acorn Wood: Rabbit's Nap
Tales From Acorn Wood: Rabbit's Nap
Tales from Acorn Wood: Postman Bear
Tales from Acorn Wood: Postman Bear
Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig
Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig
Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear
Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear
Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap
Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Rabbit's Nap
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition
The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase
The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase
Room on the Broom BIG Activity Book
Room on the Broom BIG Activity Book
The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child board book gift slipcase
The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child board book gift slipcase
Let's Read! The Gruffalo's Child
Let's Read! The Gruffalo's Child
What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm
What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm
My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw book
My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw book
My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw book
My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw book
Sugarlump and the Unicorn
Sugarlump and the Unicorn
The Paper Dolls World Record Edition
The Paper Dolls World Record Edition
The Gruffalo's Child 10th Anniversary Edition
The Gruffalo's Child 10th Anniversary Edition
The Gruffalo Play
The Gruffalo Play
Poems to Perform
Poems to Perform
Let's Read! A Squash and a Squeeze
Let's Read! A Squash and a Squeeze
The Gruffalo 15th anniversary edition
The Gruffalo 15th anniversary edition
The Gruffalo's Child Sound Book
The Gruffalo's Child Sound Book
The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book
The Gruffalo Sticker Activity Book
Let's Read! What the Ladybird Heard
Let's Read! What the Ladybird Heard
Let's Read! Room on the Broom
Let's Read! Room on the Broom
The Paper Dolls
The Paper Dolls
The Princess and the Wizard Sound Book
The Princess and the Wizard Sound Book
Princess Mirror-Belle
Princess Mirror-Belle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes
The Singing Mermaid
The Singing Mermaid
Play Time
Play Time
What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Activity Book
What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Activity Book
Let's Read! The Gruffalo
Let's Read! The Gruffalo
Let's Read: The Snail and the Whale
Let's Read: The Snail and the Whale
Let's Read! Tyrannosaurus Drip
Let's Read! Tyrannosaurus Drip
Let's Read! The Princess and the Wizard
Let's Read! The Princess and the Wizard
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!
The Gruffalo's Child Colouring Book
The Gruffalo's Child Colouring Book
Room on the Broom Sound Book
Room on the Broom Sound Book
The Gruffalo Latin Edition
The Gruffalo Latin Edition
One Ted Falls Out of Bed
One Ted Falls Out of Bed
Jack and the Flumflum Tree
Jack and the Flumflum Tree
The Princess Mirror-Belle Collection
The Princess Mirror-Belle Collection
The Rhyming Rabbit
The Rhyming Rabbit
The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book
The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book
What the Ladybird Heard
What the Ladybird Heard
My First Gruffalo Gift Set
My First Gruffalo Gift Set
My First Gruffalo Little Library
My First Gruffalo Little Library
The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs
The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs
My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-Feel
My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-Feel
The Gruffalo's Child Magnet Book
The Gruffalo's Child Magnet Book
Tales From Acorn Wood Activity Book
Tales From Acorn Wood Activity Book
What the Ladybird Heard Sound Book
What the Ladybird Heard Sound Book
My First Gruffalo: Hello Gruffalo! Buggy Book
My First Gruffalo: Hello Gruffalo! Buggy Book
My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo, What Can You See? Buggy Book
My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo, What Can You See? Buggy Book
The Princess and the Wizard Activity Book
The Princess and the Wizard Activity Book
Cave Baby
Cave Baby
My First Gruffalo: Colours
My First Gruffalo: Colours
My First Gruffalo: Numbers
My First Gruffalo: Numbers
My First Gruffalo: Animal Actions
My First Gruffalo: Animal Actions
My First Gruffalo: Opposites
My First Gruffalo: Opposites
Freddie and the Fairy
Freddie and the Fairy
The Gruffalo Sound Book
The Gruffalo Sound Book
Room on the Broom Colouring Book
Room on the Broom Colouring Book
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Big Book
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Big Book
Sharing a Shell Big Book
Sharing a Shell Big Book
The Snail and the Whale Colouring Book
The Snail and the Whale Colouring Book
The Gruffalo's Child Activity Book
The Gruffalo's Child Activity Book
The Gruffalo's Child Big Book
The Gruffalo's Child Big Book
The Troll
The Troll
Tyrannosaurus Drip Activity Book
Tyrannosaurus Drip Activity Book
Monkey Puzzle Jigsaw Book
Monkey Puzzle Jigsaw Book
The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book
The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book
Room on the Broom Activity Book
Room on the Broom Activity Book
The Gruffalo Colouring Book
The Gruffalo Colouring Book
Tyrannosaurus Drip
Tyrannosaurus Drip
Tales From Acorn Wood
Tales From Acorn Wood
The Smartest Giant in Town Big Book
The Smartest Giant in Town Big Book
Room on the Broom and Other Songs
Room on the Broom and Other Songs
The Snail and the Whale Big Book
The Snail and the Whale Big Book
Squash and a Squeeze Big Book
Squash and a Squeeze Big Book
The Gruffalo and Friends CD Box Set
The Gruffalo and Friends CD Box Set
The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs
The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs
The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book
The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book
The Magic Paintbrush
The Magic Paintbrush
Room on the Broom Big Book
Room on the Broom Big Book
Monkey Puzzle Big Book
Monkey Puzzle Big Book
The Gruffalo Big Book
The Gruffalo Big Book

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Play dominoes with the ladybird!

Play dominoes with the ladybird!

Download and print these What The Ladybird Heard dominoes

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Cave Baby activities

Cave Baby activities

Can you help Cave Baby paint his wall and do a dot-to-dot? 

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Gruffalo birthday activities

Gruffalo birthday activities

Download and colour in this Gruffalo birthday card and dot-to-dot for your friends.

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Princess Mirror-Belle activity pack

Princess Mirror-Belle activity pack

In the Princess Mirror-Belle activity pack, you can draw your own princess self, spot the difference and help Ellen find all the words in the word search.  

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Spot the difference with Toddle Waddle

Spot the difference with Toddle Waddle

Download and print this Toddle Waddle spot the difference activity sheet

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The Gruffalo birthday card

The Gruffalo birthday card

Is there a special birthday coming up? Download and colour this Gruffalo birthday card.

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<i>It's a Little Baby</i> song

It's a Little Baby song

Listen to a brand new song written and performed by Julia Donaldson, the perfect accompaniment to the book.

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<i>There's An Owl In My Towel</i> Song

There's An Owl In My Towel Song

Listen to Julia Donaldson's wonderful There's an Owl in My Towel song, the perfect accompaniment to the book.

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What the Ladybird Heard Next trailer

What the Ladybird Heard Next trailer

The much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard. 

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Paper Dolls Guinness World Records official attempt: WE DID IT!

Paper Dolls Guinness World Records official attempt: WE DID IT!

On 11 November 2013, we broke the Guinness World Records title for the LONGEST chain of paper dolls. Our chain was made up of 45,282 dolls and was 4549.7 metres long. That's almost two kilometres longer than the previous world record-holding chain! It's the same as 80,000 jelly babies lai...

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Room on the Broom activites

Room on the Broom activites

Have some Halloween fun with these fantastic Room on the Broom activity sheets

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Tyrannosaurus Drip activities

Tyrannosaurus Drip activities

Colour, play and learn with these Tyrannosaurus Drip activities.

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The Singing Mermaid activities

The Singing Mermaid activities

Colour and play with The Singing Mermaid.

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