What the Ladybird Heard comes to the stage - The characters of What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have been brought to... - Read more       A new home for the Gruffalo - If you are a regular visitor to Gruffalo.com you might notice that we’ve had a terribly ... - Read more       Julia Donaldson - interview by Lauren Laverne - Listen to Lauren Laverne interview Julia Donaldson.  - Read more       OSCAR NEWS! - Room on the Broom has been nominated in the Short Film - Animation category! Winner announced on ... - Read more       Imagine an Island with Lydia Monks and Mini Boden - Drum roll please! We're pleased as punch to present the winners of the Mini Boden 'Design... - Read more       Special Award For The Gruffalo! - We are over-the-moon to have won the inaugural Bookseller Special Award for our publishing of The... - Read more       Gruffalo adventures in the deep dark wood! - Join the fun this summer and take part in the self-led Gruffalo activity trails from 11 April ... - Read more       Gruffalo party picnic weekend with Forestry Commission England - Join in the fun this weekend with the Forestry Commission!  - Read more       The Great Gruffalo Giveaway! - Did you enter our Great Gruffalo Giveaway? - Read more       The Scarecrows' Wedding - A brand new Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Book! - Read more       Room on the Broom Games BAFTA Nomination - Woo hoo! Room on the Broom Games has been nominated for a Children's BAFTA Award in the Inter... - Read more       The Gruffalo Gromit Figurine - This month, we’re thrilled to announce a very special collaboration with Gromit Unleashed -... - Read more       Julia Independent Bookshop January - Chapter One - Every month an independent bookshop in the UK is crowned the Julia Donaldson Bookshop of the Mont... - Read more       World Book Day costume ideas - Here are some ideas to help with your child’s World Book Day costume this year: - Read more       Macmillan Children’s Books Announces What the Ladybird Heard Next - Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Julia Do... - Read more       Julia Independent Bookshop June - Far From the Madding Crowd - Far from the Madding Crowd in Linlithgow have been crowned Julia Independent Bookshop of the... - Read more       Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts - with Julia Donaldson Live! - Come and see Julia Donaldson acting and singing in her brand new show at the Edinburgh Fringe!... - Read more       Julia Independent Bookshop of August - Bell Bookshop - The Julia Independent Bookshop for August is Bell Bookshop in Henley-on-Thames - Read more       Are you ready for Room on the Broom Day? - Join Julia Donaldson for a very LIVE performance this Halloween and celebrate #RoomOnTheBroomDay - Read more       Gruffalo Explorers Schools Competition Winner - And the winner of our Gruffalo Explorers schools competition is Oxford Road Community School, ... - Read more       Gruffalo Facebook Christmas Giveaway - Don't miss the daily giveaway over on Gruffalo Facebook. - Read more       New look Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Books - We are delighted to announce the publishing of brand new redesigned covers.   - Read more       The Gruffalo Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary on Stage - This year the live Gruffalo stage show celebrates its 15th anniversary!   - Read more       Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts: Oxford Playhouse - See Julia Donaldson on stage in Oxford! - Read more       World Book Day Special Announcement - Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce their official World Book Day UK £... - Read more       The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure – a world first - has landed in the Wild Woods at Chessington World of Adventures Resort - Kids and parents alike will be able to join Mouse on a picturesque riverboat journey through th... - Read more      
 
 

Events

Are any of the gang going to be where you are soon? Find out all the latest news about events and appearances here.

 
 

The Snail and The Whale at Sea Life!

Saturday 4 February 2017 to Tuesday 28 March 2017

Special The Snail and the Whale events will be hosted throughout February and March at the 12 Sea Life centres in the UK. Visitors can experience this beloved children’s book like never before as they follow the story around the centre through an amazing underwater world. Julia Donaldson's The Snail and the Whale, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, tells the story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. When disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the little snail who saves the day.

 
 

Room on the Broom Live: Southampton

Monday 20 February 2017 to Saturday 25 February 2017


Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 
 

Room on the Broom Live: Plymouth

Monday 27 February 2017 to Wednesday 1 March 2017


Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 
 

Room on the Broom Live: Basingstoke

Friday 3 March 2017 to Sunday 5 March 2017


Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 

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