Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Childrens Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
World Book Day 2018 is on 1st March so we've put together some easy costume ideas to help you turn your child into their favourite book character for the day.
Julia Donaldson, Jessie Burton and Peter James were amongst many authors honoured at the 2017 Specsavers Bestseller Awards on Thursday 25th January 2018.
We published a great selection of books by Julia Donaldson in 2017 – including a new Ladybird adventure and a crime-busting dog.
Looking for some spooky reads this Halloween? Here are some of our favourite books that fit right into the Halloween spirit.
Reading is important, and so is learning, especially at a young age. We've created this list of our favourite books to help parents - expectant and new - stock their baby's bookshelf.
Filled with witty, uplifting stories and brilliant illustrations, your child will want to read these picture books again and again.
What The Ladybird Heard on Holiday is the new picture book from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Keep your little ones busy with these Ladybird Heard inspired activity sheets.
Which books did you love as a child? Did you jump down the rabbit hole with Alice or swing through the jungle with Mowgli? Here are thirteen classic children's books to pass on to the next generation.
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.
Make your nighttime routine more enjoyable for your child (and you!) with these must-have bedtime stories, poems and rhymes to help lull your little one to sleep.
A fun activity created using a printable paper doll template, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, based on Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls.
The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure – a world first – splashes into the Wild Woods at Chessington World of Adventures Resort on Saturday 18th March 2017.
Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ highly-anticipated third book in their bestselling Ladybird Heard picture book series - What The Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
It's World Book Day on Thursday 1st March and if you're looking for book character costume ideas we've got three easy, no-sew costumes from The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.
From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White, an engaging short story written especially for World Book Day 2017.
From picture books to novels, classic tales to modern mysteries, here are the best tales for young readers.
Download, print and colour these Gruffalo Christmas Tree decorations and you'll have the best-dressed tree in town.
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.
Get your child ready for trick-or-treating with these fun and easy to make Halloween costumes from their favourite books.
Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce their official World Book Day UK £1 book – Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.
A Gruffalo-themed recipe for adults and children to make together from Julia Donaldson's fun-packed cookery book Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes.
Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Can you help Detective Dog Nell Detective Dog Nell sniff out the culprit?
Listen to a brand new song written and performed by Julia Donaldson, the perfect accompaniment to the book.
Listen to Julia Donaldson's wonderful There's an Owl in My Towel song, the perfect accompaniment to the book.
Download and print these What The Ladybird Heard dominoes
The much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard.
Have some Halloween fun with these fantastic Room on the Broom activity sheets
Download and print this Toddle Waddle spot the difference activity sheet
Colour, play and learn with these Tyrannosaurus Drip activities.
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.
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...
Download and colour in this Gruffalo birthday card and dot-to-dot for your friends.
Is there a special birthday coming up? Download and colour this Gruffalo birthday card.
Can you help Cave Baby paint his wall and do a dot-to-dot?
Julia Donaldson will be at the bookshop at 11 am on Saturday 7th April, for a signing session celebrating the paperback release of The Everywhere Bear and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. An...