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 13.5 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next. "
"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. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some of our favourite bedtime stories, poems and rhymes to help lull your child to sleep.
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 2nd 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.
Happy Halloween! Get your child ready for trick-or-treating with these fun and easy to make 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 and play with The Singing Mermaid.
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?
Golly gosh! "
"Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks are coming to Pickled Pepper Books to sign copies of their new book What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday! "
"Thursday 29th June 16:30 - 18...
Meet Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks! "
"Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks are coming to Coventry to sign copies of their new picture book, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday! "
Join us for a very special What the Ladybird Heard story time as Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks come to Oswestry to celebrate the publication of What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, the latest...
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