New books coming from Julia Donaldson

07 February 2017

By Macmillan Children's Books

New picture books, activity books and fun stories coming in 2017 from the author of The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.

2 years old and up

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard.

This board book edition is perfect for little hands - children will love the gorgeously glittery eye-catching cover, and spotting the sparkly ladybird on every page.

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3 years old and up

 

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

Join all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Gruffalo Sticker Book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Look out for: The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book!

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The Magic Paintbrush

With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. This story brings vibrant life to a traditional tale of how a little girl's integrity can withstand the corruption of power and greed.

This edition features a stunning redesigned cover, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson fans - big and small!

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The Detective Dog

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. 

She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.
 
Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!
 

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The Everywhere Bear

The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf
But he doesn't spend very much time by himself,
For each boy and girl in the class is a friend
And he goes home with one of them every weekend.
 
The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One?
 

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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they've got even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city . . . and she's got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won't get away with it!

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5 years old and up

Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White

Specially produced for World Book Day, Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture-book team who are beginning to read on their own.
 
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. In this story Mirror-Belle comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to help out with the local pantomime, taking the story off script in a hilarious way.
 

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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes

Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From going to ballet class to staying at Ellen's grandparents' house, causing mischief with their furry friends, having fun at Halloween and taking the princess test, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

Perfect for children who are beginning to read on their own.

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