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  • Julia Donaldson

    Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful audio edition of a new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... This lovely audio download features a reading of the poem by Julia Donaldson and a performance of the poem set to music, written and performed by Julia Donaldson (vocals) and Malcolm Donaldson...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Sing along with Julia Donaldson and her collection of songs - fun for kids and parents alike. As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. Room on the Broom and Other Songs includes nine of her best-loved songs. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio or enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances or is a fan of her and star illustrator Axel Scheffler's phenomenally successful picture books. All nine songs are sung by the author. Now everyone can sing...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Created by star pairing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the Gruffalo is a familiar and much-loved figure in nurseries, schools and homes everywhere. Now he returns in his very own song to offer truly monster music sessions! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children, and this volume contains ten of her best-loved songs, sung by the author herself. These include The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as fun-filled action songs and energetic cumulative songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed one of Julia's...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Created by star pairing Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson, the Gruffalo's Child returns with her very own song to introduce a truly monster musical session! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author and the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. The Gruffalo's Child Song and Other Songs contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo's Child, Nut Tree and The World Inside a Book, as well as a number of other fun-filled action songs, all of which have been wonderfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    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! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Read aloud by Imelda Staunton, Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo. This roar-tastic book...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat - but he's stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship's cook . . . but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Listen to the fun unfold as two very different worlds collide in The Troll, a gloriously comic story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of the highly acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Drip. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    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. This gorgeous book is made up of seven charming sections, including 'Fingers, Toes and Faces', 'Hop, Skip and Jump' and 'Tea, Bath and Bed' – each featuring much-loved classic rhymes such as Incy Wincy Spider and Hush, Little Baby as well as carefully selected poems from contemporary poets, including brand new poems by Julia Donaldson herself. Rock-a-Bye Rumpus is sure to become a firm favourite and a must-have for every...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    A brilliant collection of bestselling stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud by stars Josie Lawrence, Steven Pacey and Imelda Staunton – perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Travel the world with the little snail and the humpback whale, soar through the sky with the witch and her animal friends, join the Gruffalo's Child as she searches for the mysterious Big Bad Mouse, and enjoy the world inside a book with Charlie Cook! The Snail and the Whale and Other Stories is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Josie Lawrence, Steven Pacey and Imelda Staunton, and each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    A brilliant collection of bestselling stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud by stars Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey – perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Go 'Grrrr . . .' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at home...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Ellen gets a big shock when her reflection climbs out of a mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join Mirror-Belle as she sweeps Ellen into hilarious Christmassy escapades - from joining in with the Christmas ballet show to attending Ellen's friend's fancy-dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas! You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle features two festive stories from...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Read aloud by broadcaster Lauren Laverne, The Paper Dolls is a stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb. A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens . . . Enjoy more from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: It's a Little Baby and There's an Owl in my...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bathtime at the end of the day. With simple rhyming from bestselling author Julia Donaldson, The Flying Bath is a playful and adventurous story read by CBeebies TV presenter Justin Fletcher. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Cook and the...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from Julia Donaldson, read aloud by actor David Tennant. Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Follow Jack across the ocean in Jack and the Flumflum Tree, an irresistible story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    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 wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Read by CBeebies TV presenter Justin Fletcher, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Shuffle and...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer's here and so's the sun. In Shuffle and Squelch there are counting rhymes and animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister. From the fabulous picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt and read by CBeebies TV presenter Justin Fletcher, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Wriggle and...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    There once was a very hungry king Who needed a cook like anything . . . . . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he's scared of . . . well, everything?! Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning picture book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    A magical fairytale adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! 'The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape.' But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. It is read aloud by award-winning actress, Imelda...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    A fantastic mermaid adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse read by Lauren Laverne, this story is loved by children and parents alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, Sugarlump and...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    Meet a very special rabbit with an unusual talent in this brilliant rhyming story, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all! The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don’t appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own – will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. This delightful story is brought to life by much-loved actor David Tennant, in this...read more

  • Julia Donaldson

    A brilliant story of friendship and fun, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn't want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, charmingly read by Julian Clary, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia...read more