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Publication Order of Gruffalo Books

with Axel Scheffler
The Gruffalo (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo's Child (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo's Child Activity Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Magnet Book (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Red Nose Day Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-feel book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Colouring Book (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Nature Trail (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Annual 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say Hello to the Gruffalo (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?: Buggy Book (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo, Where Are You? (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Carousel Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My First Gruffalo Books

Colours (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Opposites (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Actions (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Numbers (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo, What Can You See? (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hello Gruffalo! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Play (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can You See? Jigsaw book (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can You Count? Jigsaw book (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spot and Say (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Lives Here? Lift-the-Flap Book (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruffalo Growl (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo Puppet Book (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gruffalo and Friends Activity Case (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Princess Mirror-Belle Books

Princess Mirror-Belle (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stick Man Books

with Axel Scheffler
Stick Man / Bioran (With: Axel Scheffler) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stick Man Annual 2019 (With: Axel Scheffler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stick Man Family Tree Recipe Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Superworm Books

with Axel Scheffler
The Superworm Sticker Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Superworm (With: Axel Scheffler) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Find Superworm (With: Axel Scheffler) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Superworm Finger Puppet Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales from Acorn Wood Books

with Axel Scheffler
Hide-and-Seek Pig (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit's Nap (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fox's Socks (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Postman Bear (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from Acorn Wood: Three Lift-The-Flap Stories. Julia Donaldson (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from Acorn Wood Activity Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit's Nap and Fox's Socks (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide-And-Seek Pig and Postman Bear (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Opposites (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counting (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colours (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From Acorn Wood Sticker Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat’s Cookbook (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squirrel's Snowman (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mole's Spectacles (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Badger's Band (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of What the Ladybird Heard Books

with Lydia Monks
What the Ladybug Heard (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard Next (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's on the Farm? (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Sticker Book (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard Adventures (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What The Ladybird Heard Make & Do (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's at the Zoo? (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zog Books

Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zog (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Zog Activity Book (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roar with Zog (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zog and the Flying Doctors (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Zog Sticker Book (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Find Zog (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dinosaur's Diary (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giants and the Joneses (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle House (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running on the Cracks (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snake Who Came to Stay (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Bricks for Breakfast (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

with Axel Scheffler, Helen Oxenbury
A Squash and a Squeeze (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Town Mouse and Country Mouse (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tara's Party (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Blue (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Jumperee (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Ears (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey Puzzle (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where's My Mom? (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highway Rat (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Follow the Swallow (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spinderella (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Monkey Day Monkey (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smartest Giant in Town (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snail and the Whale (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Paintbrush (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjuror Cow (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sharing a Shell (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Kind of Bark (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Ted Falls Out of Bed (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Cook's Favorite Book (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quick Brown Fox Cub (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worm Looks for Lunch (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosie's Hat (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The False Tooth Fairy (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Odd Pet (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scrap Rocket (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dig, Dig, Dig! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sam's Pot (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mum Bug's Bag (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singing Dad (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paula the Vet (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss, Miss! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Duck (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This and That (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shopping List (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clare and the Fair (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hippo Has a Hat (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snake and the Drake (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen Aneena's Feast (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Kind Of Knight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spike Says (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tadpoles (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom and Other Songs (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Cat (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zak And The Vet (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pot of Gold (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and the Wizard (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiddler (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Man and the Green Man (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tyrannosaurus Drip (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob Bug and the Insect Club (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ron Rabbit's Big Day (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tim's Bad Mood (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wishing Elf (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pen-Pals (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob Bug (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fish and Chips (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splash and Squelch (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deer and the Earwig (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Upside Down Browns (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gran Is Cross (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Were You, Bert? (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Match (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trunk and the Skunk (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Milk Today (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sue Kangaroo (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leroy (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songbirds (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Mole Digging A Hole (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tabby McTat (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ron Rabbit's Egg (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Naps (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mix, Mix, Mix (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pins and the Pegs (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pen Fun (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Is It? (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doll in the Bin (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr Zed (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Cod (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Kids (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toddle Waddle (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tyrannosaurus Drip. Activity Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Troll (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cave Baby (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freddie and the Fairy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rhyming Rabbit (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack and the Flumflum Tree (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goat Goes to Playgroup (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swallows and Spiders (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animals in School (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Singing Mermaid (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moan, Moan, Moan! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack and the Giants (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back to Bed (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Cat (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tails (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop Chatting, Bill (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paper Dolls (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom Colouring Book (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Music (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugarlump and the Unicorn (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Friends (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet Emerald (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stick Man's First Words (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flying Bath (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarecrows' Wedding (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highway Rat Activity Book (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Jackdaw Saw (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detective Dog (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's an Owl in My Towel (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Everywhere Bear (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ugly Five (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whoosh! Went the Witch (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cook and the King (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animalphabet (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Go-Away Bird (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smeds and the Smoos (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Teeny Weeny Genie (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hospital Dog (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's a Little Baby (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counting Creatures (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let’s Find Stick Man (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woolly Bear Caterpillar (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Pine (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baddies (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom Touch and Feel Book (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome to the World (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

Birthday Surprise (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turtle Tug (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top of the Mops (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waiter! Waiter! (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Problem Page (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster in the Cave (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Head in the Sand (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cinderella Play (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop Thief (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Egg (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sockosaurus (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smell of the Cakes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tricking the Tiger (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Genie (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Doctor (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
School Quiz (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fish in the Tree (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billy Goats Gruff (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hare and the Tortoise (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's Head (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The What the Ladybird Heard Play (With: Lydia Monks) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play (With: Lydia Monks) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Room on the Broom Play (With: Axel Scheffler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chariots and Champions (With: Thomas Docherty) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of's Songbirds Collections Books

The Trunk and The Skunk and Other Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob Bug and Other Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Phonics Activity Book (With: Clare Kirtley) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ron Rabbit's Egg and Other Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singing Dad and Other Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

with Axel Scheffler
Tim's Bad Mood and Other Stories (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Twist of Tales (With: Peter Bailey) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wriggle and Roar!: Rhymes to Join in With (With: Nick Sharratt) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Play Time (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ox and the Yak and Other Stories (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Cat and Other Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Is the Snail and Other Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tadpoles and Other Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Were You Bert and Other Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leroy and Other Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems to Perform: A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shuffle and Squelch (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Treasury of Songs (With: Axel Scheffler) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Story Treasury (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Other Stories (With: Sophie Thompson,David Tennant,Joanna Page,Lauren Laverne,Lydia Monks,Julian Clary,Imelda Staunton,Noma Dumezweni) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Story Treasury (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spike Says and Other Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Room on the Broom Cookbook (With: Axel Scheffler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bug Club Books

BC NF Brown A/3C Machines on the Move (By: Clive Gifford) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meddlers: The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round (By: Maureen Haselhurst) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bug Club Pro Guided Year 6 The Road to Freedom (By: Lesa Cline-Ransome) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Step Inside a Story (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plays to Act Tyrannosaurus Drip (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plays to Act Tiddler (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash the Dog Dives In! (By: Jim Eldridge) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon's Tale and Other Beastly Stories (By: Anthony Horowitz,Simone Massoni) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Milly (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goha and the Shoes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Bet (With: Charlie Alder) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frog Fight (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noises Next Door (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Call Me Mum! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash the Dog Bounces In! (By: Jim Eldridge) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Giant, Little Bear (By: Rosalind Kerven) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Activity Books

with Axel Scheffler, Lydia Monks
The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book (With: Lydia Monks) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and the Wizard Activity Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pot of Gold Workbook (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worm Looks for Lunch Workbook (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiddler Activity Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book (With: Lydia Monks) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My First Reading and Activity Book (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First Animal Fun Sticker Book: Over 250 Stickers! (With: Nick Sharratt) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First 123 Sticker Book: Over 230 Stickers! (With: Nick Sharratt) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rhyming Rabbit Sticker Book (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sharing a Shell Sticker Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detective Dog Sticker Book (With: Sara Ogilvie) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highway Rat Sticker Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tabby McTat Sticker Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom Sound Book (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Room on the Broom Party Book (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey Puzzle Make and Do (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snail and the Whale: Make and Do Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room on the Broom Sticker Book (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Singing Mermaid Make and Do (With: Lydia Monks) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smeds and the Smoos Sticker Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiddler Sticker Activity Book (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarecrows' Wedding Sticker Activity Book (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smartest Giant in Town: A Push, Pull and Slide Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Activity Book (With: Axel Scheffler) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

with Wendy Body
One Piece Missing (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jumping Jack (With: Colin Mier) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Jigsaw (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trial of Wilf Wolf (With: Wendy Body) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer Dream (With: Wendy Body) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Don't Want To! (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mermaid and the Octopus (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tyrannosaurus Drip Song (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Is the Snail? (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teaching Notes (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collins Big Cat Books

Horses’ Holiday (By: Kaye Umansky) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Titanic (By: Ian McNee,Anna Claybourne,Katie Daynes) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones (By: Jonathan Emmett) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morris Plays Hide and Seek (By: Vivian French) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oliver (By: Charles Dickens,Hilary McKay,Rupert Van Wyk) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Holes (By: Anna Claybourne) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Expectations (By: Hilary McKay) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Midsummer Night's Dream (By: Manuel Sumberac,John Dougherty) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tempest (By: John Dougherty) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shang Dynesty (By: Anna Claybourne) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time-Traveller’s Guide to the Bronze Age (By: Anna Claybourne) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Passchendaele (By: David Long) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antony and Cleopatra (By: John Dougherty) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fall of Julius Caesar (By: John Dougherty) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rat Naps (By: Paul Shipton) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Farmer’s Lunch (By: John Gordon,Paul Shipton) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lonely Penguin (By: Petr Horáček) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman who Fooled the Fairies (By: Nick Schon,Rose Impey) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olympic Heroes (By: Jillian Powell) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Letter to New Zealand (By: Alison Hawes) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If (By: Mark Beech,Mij Kelly) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Pen (By: Hiawyn Oram,Nick Schon) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How The Elephant Got His Trunk (By: Lou Kuenzler) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion and the Mouse (By: Anthony Robinson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazing Adventures of Batbird (By: Cliff Moon,Nick Schon) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brave Baby (By: Richard Johnson,Malachy Doyle) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chewy Hughie (By: Jane Clarke) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Porridge Pincher (By: Tom Percival,David Wood - UK) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What’s Underground (By: Gill Munton) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journey of Humpback Whales (By: Andy Belcher) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire! Fire! (By: Maureen Haselhurst) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Is CGI? (By: Alison Sage,Jon Stuart) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tod and the Trumpet (By: Charlotte Middleton) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Around the World (By: Cliff Moon,James Carter) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crunch and Munch (By: Nora Sands) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Building High (By: Cliff Moon,Maggie Freeman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Weather (By: Chris Oxlade) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Arthur Wouldn’t Sleep (By: Joseph Theobald) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Cutter (By: Sean Taylor,Serena Curmi) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anning (By: Anna Claybourne) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War School for Dogs (By: David Long) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Were They Real? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Draw Cartoons (By: Ros Asquith) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swimming with Dolphins (By: Andy Belcher,Angie Belcher) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jodie the Juggler (By: Vivian French,Beccy Blake) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Wet Dog (By: François Hall,Damien Harvey) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pet Detectives (By: Kim Blundell,Jana Novotny Hunter) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Day Out (By: Andy Hammond,Anna Owen) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sneezles (By: Tony Blundell,Jeremy Strong) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Dinosaurs (By: Jonathan Scott,Angela Scott) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to be a Pirate (By: Scoular Anderson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Mess (By: Olivia Villet,Tasha Pym) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bart the Shark (By: Jon Stuart,Paul Shipton) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tig in the Dumps (By: Michaela Morgan,Mike Phillips) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The International Space Station (By: Anna Claybourne) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Mona (By: Vivian French) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rally Challenge (By: Andy Belcher) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pet Detectives: Tortoise Trouble (By: Kim Blundell,Jana Hunter) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicken Licken (By: Tony Blundell,Jeremy Strong) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pot of Gold (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Night in the Zoo (By: Judith Kerr) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fabulous Creatures – Are they Real? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unusual Traditions (By: John McIlwain) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Famous Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong (By: Jim Mitchell,Charlotte Guillain) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catching Flies (By: June Crebbin) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea (By: Emma Chichester Clark) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where on Earth? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hercules: Superhero (By: Chris Mould,Diane Redmond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden (By: Kenn Nesbitt) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puss in Boots (By: Anna Wilson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Be a Viking (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spider McDrew and the Egyptians (By: Philip Hopman,Alan Durant) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Architects (By: Jilly Hunt) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to be an Ancient Egyptian (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (By: Lisa Rajan) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Nian (By: Dr Wee Bee Geok) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fisherman and his Wife (By: Tanya Landman) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster in the Mirror (By: Jean Ure,Sholto Walker) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bungleman (By: Julian Mosedale,Jeremy Strong) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caribbean Carnival (By: Jillian Powell) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spider’s Big Match (By: Philip Hopman,Alan Durant) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plants, Pollen and Pollinators (By: Becca Heddle) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Are Here: Maps and Why We Use Them (By: Isabel Thomas) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Olympic Games (By: John Foster) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tara Binns: Big Idea Engineer (By: Lisa Rajan) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Kings of England (By: J.M. Sertori) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to be a Roman (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash Harriet and the Mystery of the Fiendish Footprints (By: Andy Rowland,Karen Wallace) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Games Player of Zob (By: Jan McCafferty,Paul Shipton) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boudica (By: Claire Llewellyn) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Build a House (By: Isabel Thomas) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Greek Myths (By: Diane Redmond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
As You Like It (By: Jo Cotterill) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arabian Desert (By: Anita Ganeri) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to be an Ancient Greek (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shang Dynasty (By: Cliff Moon,Anna Claybourne) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World’s First Women Doctors (By: Cliff Moon,Isabel Thomas) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Garden (By: Fleur Hitchcock) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare (By: Berlie Doherty) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearless Flynn and Other Tales (By: Geraldine McCaughrean,Martin Waddell) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to be a Victorian in 16 Easy Stages (By: Scoular Anderson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of the Suffragettes (By: Joanna Nadin) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of the Electric Guitar (By: James Carter) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace (By: Anna Claybourne,Laszlo Veres) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Lear (By: Martin Howard) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spotlight on Russia (By: Sue Reid) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dani Binns: Fix-it Farmer (By: Alessia Trunfio,Lisa Rajan) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dani Binns: Talented Train Driver (By: Alessia Trunfio,Lisa Rajan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dani Binns: Fair-play Footballer (By: Alessia Trunfio,Lisa Rajan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dani Binns: Promising Police Officer (By: Alessia Trunfio,Lisa Rajan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Turtles (By: Carol Ottley-Mitchell) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots (By: Jonathan Emmett) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time-Traveller's Guide to the Future (By: Isabel Thomas) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious World of Microorganisms (By: Isabel Thomas) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kings of the Wild (By: Jonathan Scott,Angela Scott) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How To Be A Knight (By: Scoular Anderson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cats (By: Claire Llewellyn,Andrew Beckett) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to be a Tudor (By: Scoular Anderson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breath (By: Claire Llewellyn) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Cat Babies (By: Jonathan Scott,Angela Scott) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mega Plants (By: Steve Parker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recycling Plastic (By: Anthony Robinson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our World (By: Monica Hughes) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Visit to the Farm (By: Michael Morpurgo,Steve Lumb) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Dinosaurs (By: Jon Hughes,Ali Teo) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minibeasts (By: Steve Lumb,Siobhan Hardy) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Ancestors (By: Jon Hughes) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blast Off to the Moon (By: Michaela Morgan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spines, Stings and Teeth (By: Andy Belcher,Angie Belcher) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wheels (By: Frances Ridley) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let’s Go to Mars (By: Mark Ruffle,Janice Marriott) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plants that Eat Animals (By: Sally Morgan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Growing and Changing (By: Alan Baker,Teresa Heapy) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tour de France (By: Sean Callery) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Jungle (By: Becca Heddle) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antarctica: Land of the Penguins (By: Jonathan Scott,Angela Scott) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Brain (By: Sally Morgan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Happened to the Dinosaurs? (By: Jon Hughes) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Turtle (By: Andy Belcher,Angie Belcher) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animals in Hiding (By: Charlotte Guillain) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Football Spy (By: Laszlo Veres,Martin Waddell) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cars (By: Monica Hughes) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare (By: Sue Purkiss) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swimming with Dolphins (By: Andy Belcher) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World of Football (By: Daniel Nunn) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Puffin Story Books Books

The Swoose (By: Dick King-Smith,Marie Corner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig (By: Dick King-Smith,Brian Floca) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dinosaur's Diary (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bloomsbury Young Readers Books

Mighty Max (By: Carrie Weston) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfie Takes Action (By: Karen Wallace) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cereal Superfan (With: Garry Parsons) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sports Day (By: Sarah Jennings,Jane Lawes) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack and the Jungle (By: Malachy Doyle,Paddy Donnelly) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Birthday, Sausage! (By: Michaela Morgan) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cavegirl (By: Abie Longstaff,Shane Crampton) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get a Move On! (By: Ben Bailey Smith,Mette Engell) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flower King (By: Andrew Fusek Peters,Nathan Reed) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger Troubles (By: Chitra Soundar,Hannah Marks) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fizzy and Bandit (By: Sarah Crossan,Nicola Colton) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Little Wolf (By: A.H. Benjamin,Sarah Aspinall) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crumbs! (By: Ben Bailey Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fizzy and the Party (By: Sarah Crossan) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Play, Daddy Bear! (By: Andy Rowland,Dawn McNiff) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manju's Magic Muddle (By: Chitra Soundar,Verónica Montoya) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hundred and One Daffodils (By: Malachy Doyle,Denise Hughes) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gingerbread Man (By: Kandace Chimbiri) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pancake Champ (By: Joanna Nadin) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster Who Was Scared of Soap (By: Amy Sparkes) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lola Bee Bop (By: John Dougherty) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Flights of Fancy(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Julia Donaldson
Author Julia Donaldson (born in 1948) grew up in a tall Victorian London house with her grandmother, parents, uncle, aunt, younger sister Mary, and kitty Geoffrey (really a prince in disguise). Her and Mary argued over which of them would marry him.

She and her sister were always busy creating imaginary characters and mimicking the real ones, and Julia would write shows and choreograph ballets for the both of them. A wind-up gramophone wafted out Chopin waltzes.

For her fifth birthday, her dad gave her a very fat book titled “The Book of a Thousand Poems”. She loved this book. She read the poems, recited and learned them, and made up some of her own. Even though she wanted to be a poet starting back then, she later decided she would rather go on stage. This didn’t quite work out, so she worked other jobs in publishing and teaching. Somehow she has been able to do what she wanted to when she was just five years old. She has a theory this happens to quite a few people.

She studied both French and Drama at Bristol University, where she met a guitar-playing medic named Malcolm that she’s now married to.

Before she and Malcolm had their family, they used to go busking together, and she’d write special songs for each country. The best one she did was about pasta. This busking led to a career in singing and songwriting, primarily for children’s television. She was an expert at writing to order on subjects like window-cleaning, guinea pigs, and awful smells. She would be asked to write songs about throwing crumpled-up wrapping paper into the bin, something she says was a typical request from the BBC.

Julia continued writing “grown-up” songs and performing them in folk clubs and on the radio, and has released them on CD. One such song, sung by Malcolm and titled “Cochon Blues” was played as one of her picks when she was on a Radio 4 program called Desert Island Discs.

“A Squash and A Squeeze”, one of her television songs, was turned into a book in the year 1993, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler. It was fantastic for Julia to hold the book in her hand without it disappearing into the air the same way the songs would. It prompted her to unearth some plays that she’d written for a school reading group, and since then she has had over forty plays published. Most kids love acting and it is a fantastic way to improve their reading skills.

Her real breakthrough was her book “The Gruffalo”, once again illustrated by Axel. They work separately, with her in Glasgow and him in London, but he sends her letters with lovely and funny pictures on the envelopes.

Julia enjoys writing verse a lot, despite it being incredibly difficult at times. In her younger years, she used to memorize poems and it means a lot to her when parents will tell her their kid is able to recite one of her books.

Oddly enough, she finds it even harder to write not in verse, though has gotten the hang of it and has written stories for teenagers, and older kids.

When she writes a rhyming book, she begins with a pen or a pencil, writing it down in a huge exercise book and doing a bunch of doodles along the way. If the book isn’t going to rhyme, she will write it on the computer.

It can take months or even years for the idea to grow inside her mind and for her to plan the book out. This is a very important part of the process. Then, when she’s ready it could take anywhere between a week (for a picture book) and six months (for a chapter book) to actually write it. It took her a year to plan and get all her ideas together for “The Gruffalo”, obviously she was working on other things as well. The actual writing took her only about two weeks.

Julia finds that the actual writing process is hard work. She often gets stuck, or feel that she’s plodding along in an uninspired way. When she realizes that the story is working, it can be quite an exciting feeling and she loves doing all of the polishing touches at the very end. It is lovely when the first rough illustrations show up and she’s able to get a glimpse at how her characters will look.

She writes in her head while out for a walk or in the bath. She has her own study and sometimes she writes in the library or on trains.

When she isn’t busy writing, she’s often performing, in theaters and book festivals. She really enjoys getting the kids in the audience to help her act out the stories and sing all the songs. Malcolm almost always accompanies her too, with his guitar. It feels to Julia as though they have come full circle, back to busking.

Her hobbies include singing, walking, playing the piano, and cycling. Julia is also interested in fungi and wild flowers.

From 2011-2013, she was the UK Children’s Laureate and has been honored with an MBE for Services to Literature.

“Princess Mirror-Belle” is the first novel in the “Princess Mirror-Belle” series and was released in the year 2003. Ellen gets a huge shock when her exact double appears out of the mirror in the bathroom. Only Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference!

She is a princess, and quite a mischievous one. Whether she is riding the ghost train at the fair, wreaking havoc in some department store, or seeing off bullies in the playground, she is a princess with a purpose. She is out to cause as much trouble as she can.

“Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse” is the third novel in the “Princess Mirror-Belle” series and was released in the year 2006. Princess Mirror-Belle has returned! Once more, the magically mischievous Mirror-Belle pops out of mirrors to lead Ellen into five funny adventures.

Whether she is telling tall tales about her winged pony, turning herself into the strangest Sleeping Beauty, or hunting for a sea monster’s treasure, her magical mayhem is packed full of fun!

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