Picture books

  1. Book cover for Animalphabet

    Animalphabet

    A hugely entertaining animal ABC guessing game with peep-through pages and amazing fold-out flaps, by the bestselling Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrato...

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  2. Book cover for Cave Baby

    Cave Baby

    A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown ...

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  3. Book cover for Counting Creatures

    Counting Creatures

    A stunning counting book full gorgeous baby animals, with amazing flaps to lift and holes to peep through. From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, ...

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  4. Book cover for Freddie and the Fairy

    Freddie and the Fairy

    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrated by Karen George, Freddie and the Fairy is a delightfully witty, rhyming tale.

    Freddie wants nothi...

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  5. Book cover for Jack and the Flumflum Tree

    Jack and the Flumflum Tree

    Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts.

    Jack's Granny is sick with ...

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  6. Book cover for One Ted Falls Out of Bed

    One Ted Falls Out of Bed

    When Ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on a breathtaking adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exci...

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  7. Book cover for Rosie's Hat

    Rosie's Hat

    Rosie's Hat isn't just any old hat. When a gust of wind sweeps it off her head, it goes off on a whole hatful of adventures!

    It becomes a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a m...

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  8. Book cover for The Cook and the King

    The Cook and the King

    A deliciously funny cooking adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts.

    There once was a very hungry king

    Who needed a cook...

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  9. Book cover for The Detective Dog

    The Detective Dog

    When a crime needs solving, there’s only one dog for the job! Join Nell the Detective and help solve the mystery of the missing books.

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

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  10. Book cover for The Detective Dog Sticker Book

    The Detective Dog Sticker Book

    Join Detective Dog Nell, her owner Peter and all his friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Oglivie.

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  11. Book cover for The Everywhere Bear

    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 o...

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  12. Book cover for The Flying Bath

    The Flying Bath

    A fantastic bathtime adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts – perfect for reading together.

    When everyone has left the house in the m...

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  13. Book cover for The Go-Away Bird

    The Go-Away Bird

    From a star picture-book partnership, Julia Donaldson and the award-winning Catherine Rayner comes a gorgeous story about friendship and working together.

    ‘The Go-Away bird ...

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  14. Book cover for The Hospital Dog

    The Hospital Dog

    Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, The Hospital Dog is a big-hearted tale about a very special, very brave dog.<...

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  15. Book cover for The Magic Paintbrush

    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...

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  16. Book cover for The Paper Dolls

    The Paper Dolls

    The Paper Dolls is a stunning, lyrical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Rebec...

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  17. Book cover for The Teeny Weeny Genie

    The Teeny Weeny Genie

    A brilliantly entertaining 'be-careful-what-you-wish-for' tale that's full of farmyard fun – from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Anna Currey in her charming, classic style.

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  18. Book cover for The Troll

    The Troll

    A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts.

    The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat – but he's stuck with boring ...

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  19. Book cover for The Woolly Bear Caterpillar

    The Woolly Bear Caterpillar

    From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer, comes a charming minibeast Cinderella story.

    Crawling through the garden, ...

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  20. Book cover for Tyrannosaurus Drip

    Tyrannosaurus Drip

    A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts – perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere!

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  21. Book cover for Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!

    Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!

    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrated by prize-winning Karen George, Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! is a gentle and playful bedtime read - full of fun sou...

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  22. Book cover for What the Jackdaw Saw

    What the Jackdaw Saw

    The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a bro...

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Board Books

  1. Book cover for Animal Music

    Animal Music

    There's harmony in the air when the animals get together to make music and put on a concert with a difference!

    Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirr...

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  2. Book cover for Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

    Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

    Join in the fun at this delicious dinner party, where good manners aren't on the menu!

    Duck won't eat his carrots. Moth's eating the cloth, and Sheep would rather sleep than wash the ...

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  3. Book cover for Conjuror Cow

    Conjuror Cow

    Conjuror Cow is a brilliantly funny lift-the-flap board book by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and Nick Sharratt, illustrator of You Choose.

    Everyone...

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  4. Book cover for Goat Goes to Playgroup

    Goat Goes to Playgroup

    There's a commotion in the classroom as Goat and the other animals spend the day at playgroup. The musical instruments and the dressing up box are lots of fun, but - oh dear! - Goat gets into a mud...

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  5. Book cover for Hippo Has a Hat

    Hippo Has a Hat

    There's chaos in the clothes shop when the animals go on a glorious shopping spree. Zebra's zip is stuck and Toad's tracksuit is far too big, but Flamingo finds a stylish bag, and Caterpillar's sho...

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  6. Book cover for It's a Little Baby

    It's a Little Baby

    It's a Little Baby is a beautiful and engaging lift-the-flap book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls and The ...

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  7. Book cover for One Mole Digging A Hole

    One Mole Digging A Hole

    All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book! The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with the...

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  8. Book cover for There's an Owl in My Towel

    There's an Owl in My Towel

    There's an Owl in My Towel is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls and The Everyw...

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  9. Book cover for Toddle Waddle

    Toddle Waddle

    There's a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end of the pier. There are buzzing bees, bicycle bells and a whole beachful of noisy fun. Even the smallest t...

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Poems

  1. Book cover for Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

    Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

    Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is packed with all sorts of poems and rhymes including a sequence of number rhymes, action rhymes, noisy rhymes and more thoughtful pieces too.

    If tigerlilies ...

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  2. Book cover for Poems to Perform

    Poems to Perform

    In Poems to Perform, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and her notes and ideas on performing them are included in a special section at the end of the ...

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  3. Book cover for Rock-a-Bye Rumpus

    Rock-a-Bye Rumpus

    Rock-a-Bye Rumpus is a delightful collection of sweet and fun action poems for the very young, specially chosen by bestselling author, Julia Donaldson and beautifully illustrated by Sebas...

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  4. Book cover for Shuffle and Squelch

    Shuffle and Squelch

    Kick your boots off, everyone.
    Summer's here and so's the sun.

    Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of rhymes and poems for children is perfect for joining in. There...

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  5. Book cover for Wriggle and Roar!

    Wriggle and Roar!

    Whenever I'm tired of being me
    I swing around like a chimpanzee.

    Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wrigg...

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Macmillan Children's Books