Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson Books Only £1.75 @ Amazon

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 15 April, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Julia Donaldson Books Only £1.75 @ Amazon

Monkey Puzzle, The Snail and the Whale and What the Ladybird Heard books by Julia Donaldson are all just £1.75 at Amazon right now.

If you’ve heard of Julia Donaldson, you’ll know what a great price these are and if you haven’t, where have you been hiding? The creator of world famous “Gruffalo”, Donaldson is renowned for her rhyming prose which is a huge hit with children and adults alike.

Though not The Gruffalo, these three books currently reside in my daughter’s bookshelf and remain firm favourites, even though we’ve had them a few years now. I’m not actually sure Donaldson has ever written anything we didn’t love (yes, we!)

Beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler and Lydia Monks, the pictures really do bring the story to life and you’ll be captivated by the books as a whole.

Delivery is free on Amazon if you have Amazon Prime or to a nearby locker. Otherwise a delivery charge of £2.75 will apply unless you spend over £10.

Thanks to boostyboo on HUKD!

Room On The Broom Sound Book £5.50 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 4 December, 2013 at 9:00 am

Room On The Broom Sound Book £5.50 @ AmazonChildren's Laureate Julia Donaldson's book Room on the Broom has been turned into a sound book, and offers fans a fabulous opportunity to fall in love with the book again. RRP at £12.99 it's also available at Asda for £6, but this price at Amazon includes delivery, so it's worth not paying for parking or driving into town for me!

Join the witch and her cat, a dog, a frog and a bird on a NOISY bumpy broomstick ride in this interactive gift book with 10 amazing, magical sound effects.

This is a larger than usual hard back book with a panel down the side containing ten buttons, each with a different sound effect relating to the story (a cat, dog, bird, witch and so on). We have another of these titles, and they are brilliant. The children love the sound effects and if these are anything like the one we have, they're pretty realistic sounding too, rather than tinny.

The pages are printed on paper, not board, so it may not be ideal for very young children to 'read' on their own, but ideal for reading together.

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Phonics Games Flashcards £3.87 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 October, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Phonics Games Flashcards £3.87 @ AmazonOxford Reading Tree Songbirds, a Phonics Games Flashcards set with illustrations by Julia Donaldson is on offer at Amazon for £3.87, reduced from £7.00. 

Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading.

This Phonics Games Flashcard pack has been carefully written to help children practise their letters and sounds at home. Play with these cards to build an awareness of rhyme and to practise spelling and making sentences, all whilst having fun.

There are two levels to help children build confidence and they also include 'get up and go' versions for children who find it hard to sit still for reading practice, which is such a great idea.

Thanks to khye_shayela at HUKD

Julia Donaldson Book Bargains @ Mothercare

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 12 March, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Julia Donaldson Book Bargains @ MothercareIf you have some gaps in your Julia Donaldson library then you should head over to Mothercare and take a look at the Julia Donaldson book bargains currently up for grabs.

Most books have had at least £3.50 taken off their full price, and the sound books up to £6.50 whipped off.  I've also got a discount code for you - VXXN - which will take a further 20% off your total order; hurrah!

I wonder, is it possible there are many people left in the land who haven't read a Julia Donaldson story?  I suppose it's slightly possible that some people don't recognise the name 'Julia Donaldson' but I can guarantee they'll know about The Gruffalo - if you only ever buy one Julia Donaldson book, make sure it's this one.

Room on a Broom is a lovely rhyming story about a witch and her cat. They are zooming around happily on their broom one evening when the wind blows the witche’s  hat off. A dog brings her hat back and he joins them for a ride on the broom.

During the course of the evening they pick up lots of other passengers but then the broom snaps and the story gets a bit tense from this moment forward!

I don't know of a child in the land who hasn't read, or been read, a Julia Donaldson story and not LOVED it.  If you're after story books then any of these will be huge hits.

In-store collection is free and home delivery just an additional £2.95 for your entire order.  Oh, and don't forget to add that discount code to your basket when you checkout!

Thanks to Saintledger at HUKD

Room On The Broom Bits And Pieces @ Amazon

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 20 December, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Room On The Broom Bits And Pieces @ AmazonAmazon have some discounts on various Room on the Broom bits and pieces at the moment.

I suppose it's conceivable that some people haven't heard of, or read, Room on the Broom - it's another GREAT story by Julia Donaldson, the creator of the Gruffalo (he's overshadowed her other books in the public consciousness somewhat!) and, along with the Snowman and the Snowdog (wow, I can't wait to settle down and watch that!), it's this year's must-watch animated offering.

I could narrate the entire story for you here - I won't - but essentially, a witch and her cat are zooming around happily on their broom one evening when the wind blows the witche's  hat off. A dog brings her hat back and he joins them for a ride on the broom.

During the course of the evening they pick up lots of other passengers but then the broom snaps and the story gets a bit tense from this moment forward.  I won't spoil the rest of the story for you - if you don't already have this excellent book in your collection then I recommend it!

If you do already own Room on the Broom then there are various other things, such as a Room on the Broom colouring book, a Room on the Broom sound book, and activity book and a song book with CD, to add to your collection and go along with watching it on TV.

Now onto the thorny issue of Christmas delivery - you still have a shot with Amazon, until Saturday or Sunday; it's going to cost you, but there are a couple of options to choose from:

1) One day delivery for orders placed before 11am Sunday 23 December - this will cost you £5.99; or

2) Delivery to pick-up locations for orders placed before 11am Saturday 22 December - everything you need to know about this new service is HERE.  I've used locker delivery services before - it's very easy, very convenient and a cheaper option.  Standard and One-Day Amazon locker delivery is £1.99 until 31 January 2013.

Just a quick word of advice - the 'search for location' of Amazon lockers and Collect+ stores (shops you can collect your Amazon order from) seems to be a little sensitive.  For example, I searched for NN6 and it returned no results; I searched for NN1 - which is all of six miles away - and it returned a string of options, so search for postcodes close to you too if you don't get any joy with your own specific post code.

I hope all that makes some sort of sense, and enjoy watching Room on the Broom  - I can't wait!

What The Ladybird Heard Sound Book £4.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 November, 2012 at 7:00 pm


What The Ladybird Heard Sound Book £4.99 @ Amazon

There's a fantastic discount on What The Ladybird Heard at Amazon. It's normally £12.99 but is selling for £4.99 - a 62% saving.

What The Ladybird Heard is a really sweet book my daughter loves having her daddy read to her. It's the story of how two crafty robbers hatch a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But the quietest, tiniest creature on the farm has a plan of her own and things are going to get noisy as the farm animals take matters into their own hands.

There are 10 animal sounds for the different animals. The images are bold, flamboyant and fun, and children love them. The text has a fluid lyricism and rhyme making for easy reading. The buttons are large and easy to press, which little fingers love too.

The reviews on Amazon are great, and I agree with them! We love the book too!

Thanks to Elliosc at HUKD

Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose (Julia Donaldson) £1.79 @ Red House

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 3 March, 2012 at 8:00 am

Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose (Julia Donaldson) £1.79 @ Red HouseIf you're building up a Julia Donaldson library for your little one (and I strongly suggest you do, Julia Donaldson isn't called the Childrens' Laureate for nothing!) then you might want to take a look at this Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose board book - you can pick one up from Red House for £1.79, and that includes delivery too.

I think I have a bit of a literary crush on Julia Donaldson - most famous for creating the Gruffalo, she has a TON of other amazing books to her name and Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose is a board book aimed at younger kiddies.

As far as I'm concerned there is no time too early to introduce children to books and Julia Donaldson books, like Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, are simply perfect for this.  They're short, they're simple, they're catchy and small children will want to hear you read them over and over and over again.

The published price on the Red House website is £1.99 and single item delivery is usually an additional £1.95 - use these codes to drop the price to £1.79 and get free delivery: RHTEN and RHFREE.

Thanks to OneLittleMonster at HUKD

Julia Donaldson And Lydia Monks Three Book Box Set £3.99 @ WHSmith

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 14 December, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Julia Donaldson And Lydia Monks Three Book Box Set £3.99 @ WHSmithOh this is a fabulous book deal! Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have been brought together and the result is this fabulous three book box set - WHSmith are letting them go for £3.99 instead of the £27.97 list price.

Just in case you don't know, Julia Donaldson is the writer who created the amazing, AMAZING Gruffalo along with many other children's books that are loved the world over; she's not the Children's Laureate for nothing, so you know your child is in safe literary hands with her.

The three books which make up this set are: What the ladybird heard, The Princess and the Wizard and Sharing a Shell.

You have various delivery options - you can have your Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks book box set delivered to your local WHSmith for free for you to collect, or you can choose their saver delivery option and have it delivered to your home.

The last posting date for orders from WHSmith to arrive in time for Christmas is 20 December - personally, I think that's pushing it a bit and would make sure I ordered a little earlier.

Thanks to uccalms at HUKD

The Highway Rat (New Julia Donaldson Book) £5.49 @ The Book Depository

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 13 September, 2011 at 12:00 pm

The Highway Rat (New Julia Donaldson Book) £5.49 @ The Book DepositoryIf you want to buy a book KNOWING it's going to be awesome, and that your child is going to love it, then you only need to make sure that Julia Donaldson is the author.

The Highway Rat is her new book, is sure to be a hit just like all her others and you can pick it up from the Book Depository for £5.49 instead of £10.99.

The Highway Rat is not very nice.

He steals food from all the other animals, even the hay from his own horse, and the entire story is written in fabulous Julia Donaldson rhyme.

"Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!"

He may have met his match, however, in the form of a cunning duck!

You'll have to read the story to find out who wins the day, or perhaps the duck persuades the rat to mend his thieving way! <--- my attempt at some Julia Donaldson rhyming! I thought it was pretty good straight off the cuff...

Thanks to andywedge at HUKD

Julia Donaldson Book Collection £9.99 @ The Book People

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 11 July, 2011 at 11:00 am

Julia Donaldson Book Collection £9.99 @ The Book PeopleThis Julia Donaldson Book Collection has to be one of my favourite offers that The Book People regularly make available - the rrp is £59.99, but they're selling all 10 books for just £9.99.

This isn't just one of my favourite book collections; I feel it only fair to warn you that almost everyone else feels the same way and as a result the Julia Donaldson book collection never stays in stock for very long.

If you've got a few Julia Donaldson books already, you'll want to know what's included in this book collection...

  • One Mole Digging a Hole
  • The Gruffalo
  • One Ted Falls Out of Bed
  • Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
  • The Troll
  • Rosie's Hat
  • A Squash and a Squeeze
  • Hippo has A Hat
  • Tyrannosaurus Drip
  • The Smartest Giant in Town

My youngest is a big JD fan and he has most of these already; they're firm favourites, especially The Gruffalo, and have been read over and over and over again.

If this is all you order from The Book People then a single item delivery charge of £1.95 is the only extra amount you'll need to pay; if you spend over £25 on some other bits and pieces then delivery becomes free.

Thanks to preownedstuntman at HUKD

Money Puzzle By Julia Donaldson £3.49 @ Amazon

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 27 June, 2011 at 8:00 am

Money Puzzle By Julia Donaldson £3.49 @ AmazonAmazon are selling Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson for half price at the moment, making it £3.49 instead of £6.99.

If you want to buy a book(s) for kids then you CANNOT go wrong with a Julia Donaldson book; you know how much we love the Gruffalo here at PlayPennies, well that love extends to pretty much all of the books Julia Donaldson has written.

They are all fabulously entertaining, original and I've yet to meet a child who isn't utterly enchanted by them.

The Monkey Puzzle is about a baby monkey who's lost his mother, can Butterfly help him find her?

Yes, but only after a lot of trial and error as Butterfly misunderstands Monkey's descriptions and leads him to all kinds of animals which clearly AREN'T his mother.

Children will happily read this over and over and over again, as the glowing reviews on Amazon attest to...

"Each time the young monkey meets the wrong animal he cries out "no, no, no that's an .... (elephant etc)" and my son loves calling out this line on each page"

"My 22 month old daughter just loves "Monkey Puzzle." She has a very short attention span like most toddlers, so I was very surprised when she sat quietly whilst I read the book to her 3 times at bedtime! Wonderful illustrations, and a wonderful rhyming story."

"My oldest girl (now almost 3) absolutely loves this book and has done since she was able to understand the story. It has a beautiful rhythm to it, and a really lovely ending. It also encourages children to join in - "No no no, thats the ELEPHANT again!". It makes a really good bedtime story as it ends with a nice warm cuddle.  Highly recommended."

Need I say more?  No, I didn't think so.

Thanks to deborahm at HUKD

Julia Donaldson Books @ Amazon

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 3 November, 2010 at 11:00 am

Julia Donaldson Books @ AmazonI don't think there's a Julia Donaldson book that I don't adore! I think the same is probably true of just about everybody too!

Amazon have some great deals on Julia Donaldson books just now, with most of them having been reduced by at least half price which brings them down to around £3 each.

It is only slightly possible that you don’t recognise the name Julia Donaldson but if I can guarantee you’ll have heard of at LEAST one of her books…The Gruffalo. If you only ever buy one Julia Donaldson book, make sure it's this one.

Tabby McTat is my youngest's current favourite and is a tale of a young kittens, friendship and loyalty.

Room on a Broom is a lovely ryhming story about a witch and her cat. They are zooming around happily on their broom one evening when the wind blows the witche’s  hat off. A dog brings her hat back and he joins them for a ride on the broom.

During the course of the evening they pick up lots of other passengers but then the broom snaps and the story gets a bit tense from this moment forward.

I won’t spoil the rest of the story for you – if you don’t already have this excellent Julia Donaldson book in your collection then I thouroughly recommend it!

Julia Donaldson Book Collection £9.99 @ The Book People

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 20 October, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Julia Donaldson Book Collection £9.99 @ The Book People

Now if I'd got this Julia Donaldson book collection for my birthday (did I mention it's today...my birthday...) then I'd be very happy indeed.

I love Julia Donaldson.

No hang on, let me rephrase - I love Julia Donaldson BOOKS! I obviously don't love her personally...I've never met her, although I'm sure she's very lovely!

I don't know anyone who's not totally smitten with the Gruffalo (ahhh it feels so good to write his name again, Gruffalo deals have been a bit thin on the ground lately), and who doesn't cackle along to Room on a Broom - the tale of the witch who loses her hat and goes on to have a rather crowded broom as she flies in search of her hat.

The titles included in this collection are:

  • One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt
  • Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson & Anna Currey
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • One Ted Falls Out of Bed by Julia Donaldson & Anna Currey
  • Hippo has A Hat by Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt
  • Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose by Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt
  • Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson & David Roberts
  • The Troll by Julia Donaldson & David Roberts
  • The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Enter this code and you'll bag free delivery too: STB040

Thanks to Rhys135 over at HUKD!

Zog (by Julia Donaldson) £5.99 @ Red House

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 12 September, 2010 at 11:00 am

Zog (by Julia Donaldson) £5.99 @ Red HouseZog is the new book by Julia Donaldson and is on offer at Red House for £5.99 instead of £10.99

Could this be the new Gruffalo? I have a sneaky feeling that Zog is going to be just as popular!

Zog is a dragon and he's very enthusastic at school.  But there's a problem - he's incredibly accident prone! He's always having accidents, flying into trees and setting his wings on fire - poor Zog, I love him already.

Zog has to capture a princess (I thought this was very amusing) and it really does seem that there's little hope of this happening until a little girl arrives and helps to patch up Zog's bumps and brusies.

Maybe she'll be able to help him catch a princess!

The reading age guide is three years and upwards, but I'm sure this is a book that will be loved from a much earlier age than that if it's a book at bedtime.

This is the hardback version and there are 32 pages of literary and illustration delight for you, and your child, to savour.

Julia Donaldson Books £3 @ Amazon

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 3 August, 2010 at 11:00 am

Julia Donaldson Books £3 @ Amazon*In my best market trader accent (which is ace by the way)*  Roll up, roll UP! Julia Donaldson books for £3 over at Amazon!

You should, of course, zoom over to Amazon on a broom as one of the Julia Donaldson books on offer is Room on the Broom. This is such a great story and the condition of our copy is testament to how loved and how many times this book has been read!

I could narrate the entire story for you here - I won't - but essentially, a witch and her cat are zooming around happily on their broom one evening when the wind blows the witche's  hat off. A dog brings her hat back and he joins them for a ride on the broom.

During the course of the evening they pick up lots of other passengers but then the broom snaps and the story gets a bit tense from this moment forward.  I won't spoil the rest of the story for you - if you don't already have this excellent book in your collection then I recommend it!

Julia Donaldson Books £3 @ AmazonOf course, no Julia Donaldson post would be complete without mentioning the wonderful Gruffalo - is there a household in the land which doesn't have at least one copy of the Gruffalo...?

There are lots of other £3 Julia Donaldson books to choose from, so go and have a mooch around Amazon and choose the SuperSaver deal for free delivery.

Thanks to lucerysmum over at HUKD!

Julia Donaldson Book Bargains @ Amazon

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 22 February, 2010 at 9:00 am

IJulia Donaldson Book Bargains @ Amazont is only slightly possible that you don't recognise the name Julia Donaldson but if I can guarantee you'll have heard of at least one of her books...The Grufallo

I'm sure Amazon have done this on purpose - tempting me (and you) with up to 50% off these wonderful books first thing on a Monday morning!

I don't know many people who don't own a copy of The Gruffalo but if you are one of them then you can grab him with 51% off for just £2.99, but if he's already a firm favourite in your household then there are plenty of other JD books that will delight your little ones.

A Squash and a Squeeze is a rhyming story about an old lady who, with the help of some animals and a wise old man, discovers her house isn't as small as she thought it was.

Room on the Broom is another rhyming story about a witch who goes out flying one night and picks up lots of passengers on her broom.

Julia Donaldson Book Bargains @ AmazonThe Snail and the Whale is one of my favourites.  A tiny snail longs for big adventure travels the world with a HUGE whale; he laments at how small and insignificant he is until one day he comes to the rescue of the whale....I won't say anymore for fear of spoiling the story if you've not read it.

All of these books qualify for free delivery and I can't be held responsible for you buying all of them and ending up with a complete Julia Donaldson collection!

Thanks to lucerysmum over at HUKD!