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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) — biography from The Gruffalo… (more)
The Gruffalo 4,669 copies, 86 reviews
Room on the Broom 3,842 copies, 55 reviews
The Gruffalo's Child 1,638 copies, 22 reviews
The Snail and the Whale 1,635 copies, 30 reviews
Charlie Cook's Favorite Book 1,320 copies, 25 reviews
The Smartest Giant in Town 1,025 copies, 14 reviews
Stick Man 816 copies, 16 reviews
Monkey Puzzle 800 copies, 10 reviews
A Squash and a Squeeze 763 copies, 9 reviews
Zog 601 copies, 12 reviews
Tiddler 479 copies, 5 reviews
What the Ladybird Heard 461 copies, 5 reviews
Tyrannosaurus Drip 441 copies, 1 review
Tabby McTat 438 copies, 5 reviews
The Highway Rat 429 copies, 4 reviews
Superworm 415 copies, 10 reviews
One Ted Falls Out of Bed 310 copies, 15 reviews
The Giant Jumperee 293 copies, 1 review
Sharing a Shell 271 copies, 1 review
Cave Baby 259 copies
The Paper Dolls 249 copies, 2 reviews
The Troll 200 copies, 1 review
The Scarecrows' Wedding 189 copies, 2 reviews
The Singing Mermaid 177 copies, 1 review
Zog and the Flying Doctors 174 copies, 5 reviews
The Magic Paintbrush 171 copies, 1 review
One Mole Digging a Hole 161 copies, 1 review
Rosie's Hat 144 copies
The Giants and the Joneses 141 copies, 2 reviews
The Ugly Five 137 copies, 4 reviews
Hippo Has a Hat 133 copies, 1 review
What the Ladybird Heard Next 126 copies, 1 review
Freddie and the Fairy 124 copies, 3 reviews
Sugarlump and the Unicorn 116 copies, 1 review
Spinderella 104 copies
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! 104 copies, 1 review
Jack and the Flumflum Tree 102 copies, 3 reviews
The Smeds and the Smoos 82 copies, 1 review
Toddle Waddle 76 copies, 2 reviews
The Detective Dog 75 copies, 2 reviews
Running on the Cracks 68 copies, 3 reviews
Goat Goes to Playgroup 66 copies, 3 reviews
The Cook and the King 63 copies, 2 reviews
Animalphabet 58 copies, 1 review
The Everywhere Bear 47 copies, 1 review
The Big Match 45 copies
Singing Dad 45 copies
Counting Creatures 45 copies, 5 reviews
Zak and the Vet 42 copies
Mum Bug's Bag 41 copies
This and That 40 copies
Usman's Books 40 copies
Miss, Miss! 40 copies
Animal Music 40 copies
The Flying Bath 38 copies, 1 review
The Odd Pet 37 copies, 1 review
Gran is Cross 36 copies
Paula the Vet 35 copies
Sam's Pot 35 copies, 1 review
Spike Says 33 copies
The Go-Away Bird 32 copies, 1 review
Opposites (My First Gruffalo) 30 copies, 1 review
Sue Kangaroo 29 copies
What the Jackdaw Saw 21 copies, 1 review
Numbers (My First Gruffalo) 20 copies, 1 review
The Sharing a Shell Song 18 copies, 1 review
Hello Gruffalo! 15 copies
The Wishing Elf 10 copies
The Baddies 9 copies
Pirates 8 copies
Pen-Pals 8 copies
Conjuror Cow 6 copies
The Bowerbird 3 copies
Roar with Zog 3 copies
All Gone! 2 copies
Paddy MacPat 2 copies
Timoti Skott 2 copies
Vemlingene 1 copy
Bot Benő 1 copy
Noprani 1 copy
The Genie 1 copy
Frog Fight 1 copy
The Owl and the Pussycat (Foreword, some editions) 205 copies, 7 reviews
The Gruffalo [2009 film] (Original book) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Room on the Broom [2012 film] 34 copies, 1 review
The Gruffalo's Child [2011 film] (Original book) 18 copies
The Gloomster (Translator, some editions) 10 copies
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