Julia Donaldson

Best known for The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson has written over 120 books and plays for children and teenagers, including some of the UK's best-selling picture books. Julia was the Children's Laureate from 2011-13.


Download Julia Donaldson activity sheeets – includes crafts to make, songs to sing and a tasty Gruffalo cake to bake

  • The Gruffalo's Child

    The Gruffalo's Child

    Julia Donaldson

    Five years after the publication of multi award-winning The Gruffalo, author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler return with a much-awaited sequel.

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  • Wriggle and Roar!

    Wriggle and Roar!

    Julia Donaldson

    This book includes some lively new rhymes to enjoy.

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  • Tiddler


    Julia Donaldson

    A delightful rhyming text from the great Julia Donaldson

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  • Toddle Waddle

    Toddle Waddle

    Julia Donaldson

    Follow the journey of a baby, a duck and their friends to the end of the pier

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  • The Gruffalo

    The Gruffalo

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

    This is the story of a walk in the dark, dangerous woods…

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  • Cave Baby

    Cave Baby

    Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett

    Restless Cave Baby goes on an unexpected and very fun adventure with the mammoth

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  • What the Ladybird Heard

    What the Ladybird Heard

    Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

    Children will love joining in with this lively rhyming story and all the familiar animal sounds

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