AUTHOR OF THE WEEK : JULIA DONALDSON 29.10.2017

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK : JULIA DONALDSON

Take a look at any Children’s Pre-school Top 20 Bestselling Books chart and you’ll find Julia Donaldson has at least 10 books placed in it.  I am looking at the chart for weekending 14th October 2017 and she has 11 in that Top 20.

She is one of our most popular and successful children’s picture book writers. Here is a list of 66 of her most popular children’s picture books.

Room on the Broom

1              A Squash and a Squeeze (1993, ISBN 1-4050-0477-0) – with Axel Scheffler

2              The Gruffalo (1999, ISBN 0-333-71093-2)- with Axel Scheffler

3              Monkey Puzzle (2000, ISBN 0-333-72001-6)- with Axel Scheffler

4              Room on the Broom (2002, ISBN 0-333-90338-2)- with Axel Scheffler

5              The Smartest Giant in Town (2002, ISBN 0-333-96396-2)- with Axel Scheffler

6              Spinderella (1-4052-0072-3)

7              Night Monkey, Day Monkey (2002, ISBN 978-0-7497-4893-7)- with Lucy Richards

8              The Snail and the Whale (2003, ISBN 0-333-98224-X)- with Axel Scheffler

9              Hide and Seek Pig (Tales from Acorn Wood) (2003, ISBN 978-0-333-96625-9)- with Axel Scheffler

10           Postman Bear (Tales from Acorn Wood) (2003, ISBN 978-0-333-96624-2)- with Axel Scheffler

11           Fox’s Socks (Tales from Acorn Wood) (2003, ISBN 978-0-333-96623-5)- with Axel Scheffler

12           Rabbit’s Nap (Tales from Acorn Wood) (2003, ISBN 978-1-4052-1788-0)- with Axel Scheffler

13           The Dinosaur’s Diary (2003, ISBN 0-141-31382-X)

14           One Ted Falls Out of Bed (2004, ISBN 0-333-94782-7) – with Anna Currey

15           The Gruffalo’s Child (2004, ISBN 1-4050-2045-8)- with Axel Scheffler

16           The Giants and the Joneses (2004, ISBN 0-8050-7805-3)

17           The Magic Paintbrush (2004, ISBN 978-0-333-96443-9)

18           The Wrong Kind of Bark (2004, ISBN 1-4052-1062-1)

19           Brick-a-Breck (2004, ISBN 0-7136-6441-X)

20           Bombs and Blackberries (2004, ISBN 0-7502-4125-X)

Monkey Puzzle

21           The Head in the Sand (2004, ISBN 0-7502-4127-6)

22           Chocolate Moose for Greedy Goose (2005, 1-405-02190-X) – with Nick Sharratt

23           Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book (2005, ISBN 978-1-4050-3469-2) – with Axel Scheffler

24           The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs (2005, ISBN 1-4050-2234-5)

25           The Quick Brown Fox Club (2005, ISBN 1-4052-1268-3)

26           Sharing a Shell (2005, ISBN 978-1-4050-2048-0)- with Lydia Monks

27           Wriggle and Roar (2005, ISBN 1-4050-2166-7) – with Nick Sharratt

28           Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum (2005, ISBN 0-3304-1490-9)

29           Princess Mirror-Belle(2005, ISBN 0-3304-1530-1)

30           Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes (2005, ISBN 1-4050-4867-0)

31           Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse (2005, ISBN 0-3304-3795-X)

32           The Princess and the Wizard (2006, ISBN 978-1-4050-5313-6)- with Lydia Monks

33           Room on the Broom and Other Songs (2006, ISBN 978-1-4050-9101-5)

34           Rosie’s Hat (2006, ISBN 978-1-4050-0007-9 ) – with Anna Currey

35           Hippo Has a Hat (2006, 978-1-4050-2192-0) – with Nick Sharratt

36           Play Time! A Selection of Plays (2006, 0-3304-4595-2)

37           Follow the Swallow (2007, ISBN 978-1-4052-1788-0)

38           Tiddler (2007, ISBN 978-0-439-94377-2)- with Axel Scheffler

39           Tyrannosaurus Drip (2007, ISBN 978-1-4050-9000-1)- with David Roberts

40           One Mole Digging a Hole (2008, ISBN 978-0-2307-0647-7) – with Nick Sharratt

41           Stick Man (2008, ISBN 978-1-4071-0882-7)- with Axel Scheffler

42           Toddle Waddle (2009, ISBN 978-0-230-70648-4) – with Nick Sharratt

43           What the Ladybird Heard (2009, 978-0-2307-0650-7) – with Lydia Monks

44           Tabby McTat (2009, ISBN 978-1-4071-0924-4) – with Axel Scheffler

45           The Troll (2009, ISBN 978-0-230-01793-1)- with David Roberts

46           Running on the Cracks (2009), Donaldson’s first novel for teenagers

47           Cave Baby (2010, 978-0-3305-2276-2) – with Emily Gravett

48           Zog (2010, ISBN 978-1-4071-1556-6)

49           Freddie and the Fairy (2011, ISBN 978-0-3305-1118-6) – with Karen George

50           The Rhyming Rabbit (2011, ISBN 978-0-2307-4103-4) – with Lydia Monks

51           The Highway Rat (2011, ISBN 978-1-4071-2437-7) – with Axel Scheffler

52           The Gruffalo’s Child and Other Songs (2011, ISBN 978-0-2307-6173-5)

53           Jack and the Flumflum Tree (2011, ISBN 978-0-230-71023-8) – with David Roberts

54           Goat Goes to Playgroup (2012, ISBN 978-1447254843) – with Nick Sharratt

55           The Singing Mermaid (2012, ISBN 978-0230-75044-9) – with Lydia Monks

56           Superworm (2012, ISBN 978-1-4071-3204-4) – with Axel Scheffler

57           The Paper Dolls (2012, ISBN 978-0-2307-4108-9) – with Rebecca Cobb

58           The Snake Who Came to Stay (2012, ISBN 978-1-7811-2008-8) – with Hannah Shaw

59           Mr Birdsnest and the House (2012, ISBN 978-1-7811-2005-7) – with Hannah Shaw

60           Sugarlump and the Unicorn (2013, ISBN 978-1-4472-4019-8) – with Lydia Monks

61           The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat (2013, ISBN 978-0-1413-3288-8) – with Charlotte Voake

62           The Flying Bath (2014, ISBN 978-0-2307-4260-4) – with David Roberts

63           The Scarecrow’s Wedding (2014, ISBN 978-1-4071-4441-2) – with Axel Scheffler

64           The Detective Dog (2016, ISBN 978-1-5098-0159-6) – with Sara Ogilvie

65           The Everywhere Bear (2017, ISBN 978-1-4472-8073-6) – with Rebecca Cobb

66           The Ugly Five (2017, ISBN 978-1-4071-7419-8) – with Axel Scheffler

See a list of her awards and prizes

Gruffalo