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Julia Catherine Donaldson was born on Sept. 16, 1948 in London. She is a British writer and playwright and the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate. She is known for her rhyming stories for children. These include: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She began writing songs for children's television but has focused on writing books when the words of one of her songs - A Squash and a Squeeze were made into a children's book in 1993. She has over 180 published works with 120 of them intended for school use and include her Songbirds phonic reading scheme, which is part of the Oxfird Reading Tree. She has won several awards including: The Stockport Book Award for her title The Troll, The Oxfordshire Book Award for her title Zog and The Oldham Book Award for her title Jack and the Flumflum Tree. In 2015 The Gruffalo made The New Zealand Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Gruffalo 3,834 copies, 82 reviews
Room on the Broom 3,076 copies, 53 reviews
The Gruffalo's Child 1,389 copies, 20 reviews
The Snail and the Whale 1,349 copies, 30 reviews
Charlie Cook's Favorite Book 1,141 copies, 25 reviews
The Smartest Giant in Town 838 copies, 13 reviews
Stick Man 699 copies, 16 reviews
Monkey Puzzle 689 copies, 9 reviews
A Squash and a Squeeze 645 copies, 8 reviews
Zog 514 copies, 11 reviews
Tiddler 414 copies, 5 reviews
What the Ladybird Heard 384 copies, 5 reviews
The Highway Rat 370 copies, 4 reviews
Tabby McTat 362 copies, 5 reviews
Tyrannosaurus Drip 357 copies, 1 review
Superworm 339 copies, 10 reviews
One Ted Falls Out of Bed 274 copies, 15 reviews
The Giant Jumperee 227 copies, 1 review
Sharing a Shell 226 copies, 1 review
Cave Baby 200 copies
The Paper Dolls 179 copies, 2 reviews
The Troll 168 copies, 1 review
The Scarecrows' Wedding 158 copies, 2 reviews
The Magic Paintbrush 148 copies, 1 review
One Mole Digging a Hole 147 copies, 1 review
The Singing Mermaid 145 copies, 1 review
Zog and the Flying Doctors 138 copies, 5 reviews
Rosie's Hat 129 copies
Hippo Has a Hat 118 copies, 1 review
The Giants and the Joneses 110 copies, 2 reviews
Freddie and the Fairy 106 copies, 3 reviews
The Ugly Five 104 copies, 4 reviews
What the Ladybird Heard Next 94 copies, 1 review
Sugarlump and the Unicorn 93 copies, 1 review
Jack and the Flumflum Tree 90 copies, 2 reviews
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! 83 copies, 1 review
Spinderella 82 copies
Toddle Waddle 67 copies, 2 reviews
Running on the Cracks 63 copies, 3 reviews
Detective Dog 62 copies, 2 reviews
Goat Goes to Playgroup 60 copies, 3 reviews
The Smeds and the Smoos 46 copies, 1 review
The Cook and the King 46 copies, 2 reviews
Singing Dad 43 copies
The Big Match 43 copies
Animalphabet 42 copies, 1 review
Zak and the Vet 41 copies
Mum Bug's Bag 40 copies
Miss, Miss! 38 copies
Usman's Books 38 copies
This and That 38 copies
The Everywhere Bear 37 copies, 1 review
Gran is Cross 37 copies
The Odd Pet 36 copies, 1 review
Sam's Pot 35 copies, 1 review
Spike Says 34 copies
Animal Music 33 copies
The Flying Bath 32 copies, 1 review
Paula the Vet 31 copies
Sue Kangaroo 29 copies
Opposites (My First Gruffalo) 29 copies, 1 review
The Go-Away Bird 25 copies, 1 review
Counting Creatures 25 copies, 4 reviews
Numbers (My First Gruffalo) 19 copies, 1 review
What the Jackdaw Saw 17 copies, 2 reviews
The Sharing a Shell Song 17 copies, 1 review
Hello Gruffalo! 11 copies
Pen-Pals 8 copies
Conjuror Cow 6 copies
Pirates 6 copies
Paddy MacPat 2 copies
Roar with Zog 2 copies
All Gone! 2 copies
Clever Katya 2 copies
Mr. Snow 1 copy
Frog Fight 1 copy
The Genie 1 copy
Noprani 1 copy
The Owl and the Pussycat (Foreword, some editions) 190 copies, 5 reviews
The Gruffalo [2009 film] (Original book) 52 copies, 2 reviews
Room on the Broom [2012 film] 24 copies, 1 review
The Gruffalo's Child [2011 film] (Original book) 16 copies
The Gloomster (Translator, some editions) 10 copies

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