Top 10 Julia Donaldson Books

Julia Donaldson books

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is one of the famous writers who was born in the year 1948. She is known as a popular English writer and playwright. The main thing to note about Julia Donaldson is that she is popularly known for the rhyming stories for Children. Even she wrote some songs for Children’s television and later entered into the book writing. She has published around 184 books and many of those are very popular among children.

Top 10 Julia Donaldson Books

1. The Gurffallo

Julia Donaldson books - the gruffalo

The Gruffalo is a British Children’s Picture book which was written and playwright by Julia Donaldson. This book was illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This book tells the story of a mouse and the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in the woods. The main highlight of this book is that it sold more than 13 million copies all around the world

It had won several prizes for Children’s literature.  This is one of the best books by Julia Donaldson.

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2. Room On The Broom

Room on the Broom

Room On The Broom is a book that was the same as written by Julia and later illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This is a Children’s storybook which tells the story of the kind Witch and her car which invites three animals like a bird, dog and frog to join their travleling on her broomstick.

This is quite an interesting story for the kids to enjoy and dream of such illustrations. The main thing to note about this book is that it’s been translated into more than 22 languages and has also won several awards as well.

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3. Zog

Zog

Zog is a children’s picture book which was written by Julia and most probably illustrated by axel. In the year 2010, this book was published. This book was about a young accident-prone dragon which was named Zog. The story is based on the intent of the Zog who wants to be the best student in the dragon school.

Zog is also reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Booklist and the School Libray Journal.

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4. The Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo’s Child is a British based children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This book is the sequel of The Gruffalo. The story of this book is about Gruffalo’s daughter who gets into the deep dark wood to find the big mouse by ignoring his father’s warning.

This is one of the best selling sequel books all around the world followed by the main book The Gruffalo.

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5. Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle is one of the best and most notable book was written by Julia Donaldson. This is a famous children’s story book which was published in the year 2000. This book was illustrated by Azel Scheffler and this book was later published by Alison Green Books.

Actually this book was dedicated by Julia to her Cousins children, Tom, Billy, Katie and Emma. Monkey Puzzle story is all about the child monkey who lost her mother in the deep and thick jungle.

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6. The Snail and the Whale

Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale is the Children’s book written by Julia and published in the year 2003. This book has won the 2004 Early Years award for the best preschool book. This book also won the 2005 Blue peter award for the best book to read aloud. Also, it won the 2007 Giverny award for the best science picture book.

Overall, this book has won lots of awards and it’s a well-known book to be read by children.

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7. Stick Man

Stick Man

Stick Man was written and illustrated by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler respectively. This is one of the famous children’s storybook which speaks about the anthropomorphic wooden stick which becomes separated from the family and his adventure to return there is the story.

This is one of the amazing and well-illustrated storybooks for small aged kids and children all around the world.

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8. The Troll

The Troll

The Troll is a children’s storybook. This book was written by Julia Donaldson. This book was illustrated by David Roberts. The story of this book is all about a troll and some pirates. The main thing to note about this book is the troll in this story is based on the troll from the Three billy goats gruff fairy tale.

In this story, no goats will cross the troll’s bridge, but all are forced to survive on the fish which is caught from the river. This is one of the go-to story books for kids.

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9. Running on the Cracks

Running on the Cracks

Running on the Cracks is the book written by the award-winning children’s story writer Julia Donaldson. This was the first novel by her which is written by aiming at the teenage audience. This book was published in the year 2009. The story of the book is all about fifteen-year-old Leo who runs away from her aunt and uncle’s home.

Leo is grown with the disturbed behaviour of his uncle and later she escapes to Glasgow where she finds wide range of characters which helps her to find her grandparents.

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10. The Snake Who Came to Stay

Julia Donaldson books - The Snake Who Came to Stay

This is one of the books written by Julia Donaldson, This book was published in the year 2012. The illustrator of this book is Hannah Shaw. This is a story about a Polly who has set up a pet’s holiday home for the summer which is a house full of pigs, parrots and snakes.

The snake Doris goes missing and the rest of the story is that whether can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs. This is a quite an interesting story for the kids with nice illustrations and the story flow.

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If you are looking to buy the best books for your children from Julia Donaldson Books. Then you should have got some idea about the best books written by her from the list above. We have listed very few and still many more written by her which are best.

 

Disclaimer: The images used for the books are not owned by UK Business Magazine and they are picked from Amazon.co.uk. The copyrights for the images go to respective business owners.

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