Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia Donaldson include The Singing Mermaid, the Princess Mirror-belle books, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and the phenomenally successful What the Ladybird Heard. Lydia lives in Sheffield.
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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.
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.
Mouse's Big Day is Lydia Monks' first book in her Twit Twoo school series. Download these activity sheets to help your child get ready for their first day of school or nursery.
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.
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.
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.
Download and print these What The Ladybird Heard dominoes
The much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard.
Join bestselling, award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks and her clever little crime-busting ladybird friend on a holiday at Chester Zoo! "
"In this very special interactive illustration...