Children’s Books by Julia Donaldson

Heard of The Gruffalo or Stick Man? These are just some of the children’s books by Julia Donaldson that your kids will love (including crafts!).

Children's Books by Julia DonaldsonAuthor Julia Donaldson entered our lives so gradually that I don’t even remember the first book of hers we read. If I had to guess, it was either Room on a Broom or Where’s My Mom? Only later did I realize that the books I happened to like were all written by the same person.

Not that it’s subtle. Axel Scheffler and Lydia Monks illustrate these books with the same style, and Donaldson has a signature cadence to her rhymes that’s fun to read aloud.

She has also collaborated with other illustrators like Sharon King-Chai, Sebastien Braun, and Joel Stewart.

Once I realized she was writing all those picture books I liked, I borrowed more from the library. And I wasn’t the only big fan: my kids request her books over and over.

Below are several bestselling books by Julia Donaldson my kids and I have read and enjoyed. You’ll meet a witch and her wand who flies on a broomstick along with a saber-toothed tiger and a big brown bear. A mouse who must face a fox, an owl, a snake, and something more mysterious. And you’ll see how the scruffiest giant turns into the smartest giant in town.

These bestselling tales and illustrations are filled with timeless imaginary characters that are sure to delight. I hope you find the perfect book—and adventure!—to read below:

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Children’s books by Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo | The Gruffalo craft

The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom | Room on the Broom math activity

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

The Spiffiest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

The Spiffiest Giant in Town

The Smeds and The Smoos

The Smeds and The Smoos

Tabby McTat The Musical Cat by Julia Donaldson

Tabby McTat, the Musical Cat

Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book

A Gold Star for Zog by Julia Donaldson

A Gold Star for Zog

What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard Adventures

Where's My Mom? by Julia Donaldson

Where’s My Mom?

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

Monkey Puzzle

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

The Highway Rat | The Highway Rat coloring printable

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Stick Man | Stick Man craft

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Poems to Perform

Poems to Perform

Hide-and-Seek Pig

Hide-and-Seek Pig



Counting Creatures

Counting Creatures

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