We published a great selection of books by Julia Donaldson in 2017 – including a new Ladybird adventure and a crime-busting dog.
For children aged 2 - 4 years
What the Ladybird Heard Next is now available in a sturdy board book for tiny hands. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this funny farmyard caper. Plus, there's a sparkly ladybird on every page for your child to find.
This fun interactive book is a great introduction to Room on the Broom for younger readers. Toddlers will love pressing the noisy button and WHOOSH through the sky with the witch and her animal friends.
For children aged 3 - 5 years
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. This time, 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.
For children aged 3 - 5 years
Join all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo. Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, The Gruffalo Sticker Book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays. Look out for: The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book!
For children aged 3 - 6 years
The Everywhere Bear loves to go home every weekend with a child from Class One. But one day he falls out 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... will he ever make it back to Class One?
For children aged 3 - 7 years
Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. 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! There's only one dog for the job... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village. The evil emperor hears of her gift and commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. All Shen wants to do is paint for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power?
For children aged 5 - 7 years
Specially produced for World Book Day 2017, Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White is perfect for children 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’s a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. In this story, Princess Mirror-Belle comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to help out with the local pantomime, but of course she causes mayhem for Ellen.
For children aged 5 - 8 years
Calling all budding thespians! With easy to follow lines for each character and handy tips on staging and props, children will love performing their favourite story at home or school.
For children aged 5 - 9 years old
The official Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018 is bursting with fun stories, puzzles, crafts, games and recipes. There's enough to keep your child busy all year round!
Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness. They might be gangly, warty, bumpy, bristly, spotty and stinky – but they’re perfect just the way they are! This comical picture book has a lovely message about loving each other despite our appearances.