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Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson is a top selling author of children’s books with over 65 million books sold worldwide. Among her greatest successes are Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo and Stick Man (all illustrated by Axel Scheffler), What the Ladybird Heard (illustrated by Lydia Monks) and The Giant Jumperee... show more



Julia Donaldson is a top selling author of children’s books with over 65 million books sold worldwide. Among her greatest successes are Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo and Stick Man (all illustrated by Axel Scheffler), What the Ladybird Heard (illustrated by Lydia Monks) and The Giant Jumperee (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury). Julia’s books have been translated into over 72 languages. Julia lives in the UK with her husband Malcolm and divides her time between Sussex in the South and Edinburgh in Scotland. From 2011 to 2013, she was the UK Children’s Laureate. Julia writes fiction, poems, plays and songs, as well as picture books. The TV films of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom have both been nominated for Oscars.

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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 months ago
Cute story of a witch on her broom with a lot of hitchhikers. The rhyming poem is wonderful. It was longer than I expected of a board book but adorable.
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 9 months ago
While it doesn't adhere to the most basic conventions of mystery stories, and the plot raises more questions than it resolves, I really loved Nell the Detective Dog. The art is loose and free and feels very active, and Nell is just perfect. I love a clever dog. But seriously, what is with that guy...
galadriel811
galadriel811 rated it 9 months ago
The witch and the cat are happy together and fly around on the broom. A sequence of events have them meeting new friends and the witch decides to bring the friends with them on the broom. When tragedy strikes, all of the new friends come to the rescue and they discover a solution to make room on the...
galadriel811
galadriel811 rated it 9 months ago
The mouse is a smart fellow. He keeps running into animals who want to eat them, but tell them he is meeting the Gruffalo and explains how big and scary he is so they will leave him alone. But then, he finds a Gruffalo. What will happen next? Lexile Measure: AD510L I would use this with an activ...
All About Books!
All About Books! rated it 9 months ago
Room on the Broom Guided Reading: Level L This is a great book to read during Halloween. This book is about a witching her cat flying on a broom when the witch loses three things. Three helpful animals find her things and then want a ride on the broom. But will there be room? This is great book to t...
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