Julia Donaldson

Children's Book Sale Now On @ WHSmith Including Peppa, Julia Donaldson, Horrid Henry

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 17 July, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Children's Book Sale Now On @ WHSmith Including Peppa, Julia Donaldson, Horrid Henry

One of my favourite things to do to relax, is curl up with a nice cup of tea and a good book. I am always reading and luckily my 3.5 year old is just as passionate about books as I am. We love choosing new books together and reading old favourites. When I was pregnant it wasn't toys and clothes I was buying, it was the old books I had as a child like 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. Sad I know, but I was so excited to share these with my little girl! I feel a big spend coming on now as over at WHSmith they currently have a children's book sale with books from as little as £1.49!

There are some real bargains to be had, they would make lovely presents too so may be worth stocking up, that's if you can resist keeping them for yourself! Here are a few of my favourite sale picks:

Delivery is £2.99 for orders under £20, however delivery is free if you spend £20 or more. WHSmith also offer a Click and Collect service which is free to your local store.

The Singing Mermaid Book & Toy Gift Set: was £12.99, now £2 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 7 June, 2015 at 12:59 pm

The Singing Mermaid Book & Toy Gift Set: was £12.99, now £2 @ Amazon

We have featured this gift set before and it sold out very quickly, so best be quick! The Singing Mermaid is a wonderful book by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and you can get it in this gift set with a matching toy of the mermaid herself. Instead of the usual selling price of £12.99 you can now get this for an amazing £2!

If you have Prime you don't even have to add delivery to your price, or if you don't then either add the extra £3.49-ish for delivery or buy 5 and get the free delivery when you spend £10 on books!

You can't really go wrong for £2, and these gift sets would make fantastic party gifts, or just something to tuck in the 'just in case' pressie box. (It's not just me and Nada who do that is it?)

These Singing Mermaid Gift Sets  are likely to sell out super fast as bulk orders start to come in, so hurry!

Thanks to KPGills @ HUKD

(EXPIRED) Book & Toy Gift Sets £2 each @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 14 May, 2015 at 8:14 am

(EXPIRED) Book & Toy Gift Sets £2 each @ Amazon

There are a couple of gift sets at Amazon that have been slashed in price all the way down to £2 each, ideal to grab if you have Prime, or are looking for something cheap to top up an order to meet the free delivery threshold.These are also really popular books, so you should have no problem finding children who would love one of these as a gift!

They are "The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet" and "The Singing Mermaid". Each set comes with the book and a soft toy of the main character, the singing mermaid or the poopy dino.

If you haven't heard of these books then you are in for a treat.  The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet is the follow up to The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas, and it's just as funny as the first one. I think you can tell from the title what sort of humour is enjoyed in this book, so make sure it's suitable for it's recipient!

The Singing Mermaid is a book by award winning Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, and as well as the toy mermaid you get instructions of how to make a mermaid necklace in the set.

Delivery is free for Prime members, but will add another £2.75 for non-prime customers. The good news is that the free delivery threshold for books did not increase when the rest of Amazon's delivery charges did, so you only have to spend £10 on books to get free super saver delivery.

Thanks to Mrymit @ HUKD

Kids Freebie: Free Superworm Trails & Activity Sheets @ Forestry Commission

by karenm in Freebies on 26 March, 2015 at 11:07 am

Kids Freebie: Free Superworm Trails & Activity Sheets @ Forestry Commission

Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Aww who doesn’t love Julia Donaldson?

If you remember how HUGELY popular the Gruffalo trails were last year you may be interested to hear what’s next from the Forestry Commssion, especially with the Easter holidays approaching as not only do the new Superworm trails look a whole load of fun for little ones, best of all they’re totally FREE.

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Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book Collection: £6.99 @ The Book People

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 10 March, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book Collection: £6.99 @ The Book People

If your children use the Oxford Reading Tree phonics scheme at school then they are probably familiar with the Songbirds books by the wonderful Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson. These are the books that are so much more fun than the Biff, Chip and Kipper ones (with the exception of the Magic Key ones, they're ace).

New to The Book People is this collection of Activity Books based on the Julia Donaldson Songbirds books, and the set of 8 is at the amazingly cheap price of £6.99! This works out at just 88p per book compared to the going rate of £2.91 that I can find online currently.

You do need to add on £2.99 for delivery if this is all you are ordering from The Book People, but that still comes to less than £1 per book, which is still a brilliant price.

Each book has reading and writing activities that are in line with the various stages of the Oxford Reading Tree Books, and so they can be used in conjunction with your child's reading level. There are phonics activities that will reinforce what they are learning in school, and these are particularly good for keeping them practising in the school holidays.

These books are aimed at 4 to 6 year olds primarily, but that will depend on your child's own reading and writing progress. We have used the Biff, Chip and Kipper version of these activity books, and I would definitely recommend them.

Up to 50% Off Julia Donaldson Books @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 19 February, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Up to 50% Off Julia Donaldson Books @ Amazon

Amazon have just started an offer with up to 50% Off Selected Julia Donaldson Books, and there are some great deals on there. Some of her bestselling titles are included in the offer, along with some of the activity books as well, and they cover a wide range or readers ages too.

There are 46 titles included, and prices start from just £2 for activity books (The Gruffalo) and as little as £2.49 for the books - both Fox's Socks and Hide and Seek Pig are this price. There's even a 3 book collection for just £7, which is remarkable value for such well known and popular titles.

For younger readers the Acorn Wood series like the two mentioned above are a good place to start, with their thick board pages, lift the flap surprises and simple rhyming words.

Then the next stage is titles like Goat Goes To Playgroup and What The Ladybird Heard, with more complex stories with moral messages and lots of humour more suitable for older readers including tiles like Zog and The Highway Rat. My favourite is still Tiddler...or The Snail and The Whale.

You get free delivery when you spend over £10, or if you are a Prime member, otherwise delivery will be extra.

Julia Donaldson Books: £4 each with Free Delivery @ Tesco

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 January, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Julia Donaldson Books: £4 each with Free Delivery @ Tesco

Tesco have a great offer on loads of Julia Donaldson books at the moment, with lots of her best selling books reduced down from £6.99 to £4, and with Free Delivery as an added extra you don't even need to go to collect them!

Julia Donaldson is the award winning children's author of 'The Gruffalo', and her stories are well known and loved by children around the world.

If it's pre-schoolers you are buying for then the Acorn Wood Series of 'Rabbit's Nap', 'Fox's Socks' and 'Postman Bear' are a good place to start as they have simple rhymes and lift the flap surprises too.

For slightly older children there's 'What The Ladybird Heard', 'The Singing Mermaid' and 'The Princess and The Wizard' with their touchy feely sparkly bits to spot on each page.

Favourites like 'The Gruffalo', 'Room On The Broom' and my favourite 'Tiddler' can be read and enjoyed by children of all ages, and are stories that I really enjoy when these are chosen for the bedtime story.

There are a total of 16 different titles in this offer, although 2 are showing as currently out of stock, but that still gives you lots of titles to choose from, and every one of them is wonderful, I promise. We have them all. :)

Price Drop Items From £1.99 @ The Book People

by Nada in Deals on 28 October, 2014 at 11:14 am

Price Drop Items From £1.99 @ The Book People

The Book People have a Price Drop event on just now, meaning you can grab many bargains from them. There's lots of great things for children, like the Julia Donaldson 10 CD Audio Collection*, for just £6.99. Get FREE delivery when you spend £10+ just by entering the promo code SPEND10 at the checkout.

You really could buy lots of great goodies in this Price Drop event at The Book People. Here's my top picks: The Tiger That Came To Tea Family Organiser* is just £2.99 now. For the Superhero fans, this Marvel Encyclopaedia* has been reduced to £7.99. This beats any annual out there.

As already mentioned the Julia Donaldson 10 CD Audio Collection* is a tremendous buy. Included for the tiny price of £6.99 are: What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and everyone's favourite THE GRUFFALO!

I will be buying this Thomas Story Time Collection* containing a whopping thirty five books. It's now only £19.99 and has an RRP of £104.65. Whilst I'd never pay that I will happy pay the under twenty quid price.

Don't forget to enter the promo code SPEND10 if your order totals £10+ to get FREE delivery. You can find this promo code along with others over at our vouchers section.

Thanks to Goonertilidie @ HUKD

Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey Day Monkey With CD £1 @ Poundworld

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 October, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey Day Monkey With CD £1 @ PoundworldIf you have Poundworld near you, head over that way as soon as you can to see if you can pick up Night Monkey Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson, complete with CD for just £1.

Night Monkey Day Monkey is a story about two monkeys who think they don't have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite worlds, they learn a lot. And they also learn to be the best of friends.

One of the finest rhyming picture book stories from Julia Donaldson, the author behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and What The Ladybird Heard. Full of fun and food for thought, Night Monkey, Day Monkey is beautifully drawn by Lucy Richards, one of the most talented illustrators drawing today.

There are a few other titles in Poundworld too, including: One Mole Digging A Hole, Hippo Has A Hat, and One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, although these are books only and don't include the CD's.

Pop over and grab one if you can - and let us know which stores you find them in!

Thanks to tigersam at HUKD

Massive 25% Off TONIGHT ONLY @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 15 October, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Massive 25% Off TONIGHT ONLY @ The Book PeopleThe Book People have a whopping 25% off for today only - meaning you only have a few hours left to take advantage of this offer. It doesn't seem to work with other vouchers though. Delivery is free on orders over £25, otherwise it's £2.95.

Click here for bargains at The Book People*

  • Discount: 25%
  • Expires: 15 October 2014
  • Discount Code: GIFT25

There doesn't seem to be a minimum spend on this offer from The Book People, but it's worth considering the delivery fee and making that money count for you!

The ever popular 10 book Julia Donaldson set* is down to £8.99 with the code, and Aliens Love Underpants*5 book set is down to £5.99 and the Disney's Frozen: The Essential Guideis down to £2.99.

There are great bargains here tonight folks! Grab 'em while they're hot!

For this and other discount codes from The Book People, see our voucher page.

Thanks to neilrcattermole at HUKD

Songbirds Phonics Collection (36 Books) £16.99 @ The Book People

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 26 September, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Songbirds Phonics Collection (36 Books) £16.99 @ The Book People

This collection of 36 Songbirds Phonics books written by Julia Donaldson has an RRP of £128.82 but it could soon be winging its way to you for the bargain basement price of just £16.99.

Julia Donaldson (of The Gruffalo fame...) books for a song - what's not to love?

AND if you use the voucher code AFDELIO you should also get free delivery! Standard UK delivery is normally £2.95 but free if you're spending £25 or more. Just enter the voucher code into the relevant box when prompted at the basket checkout stage to get free delivery applied to your order.

But wait, I know what you're thinking - £16.99 is a lot of cash to splurge on books, but this is one splurge that I'm certain you won't regret. My children's grandmother invested in a set of books like this when my eldest started getting to grips with phonics, and it was genuinely one of the best buys ever made for my kids. Not only did my eldest love practising his reading and showing off his learning with these books at home, but he was chuffed to bits when he realised he was later also able to read them to himself for bedtime reading. And then of course his little brother got the reading bug, and the cycle continued. All in all we've probably had these books in circulation for a good three or four years, with the kids making special requests for one book or another on a weekly basis. Anything that helps get kids keen on reading is brilliant in my book, and what value for money, too.

With thanks to katemurtagh7 @HUKD.

Aurora Room on the Broom Witch Plush £6.39 @ Kiddicare

by Nada in Deals on 15 September, 2014 at 11:33 am

Aurora Room on the Broom Witch Plush £6.39 @ Kiddicare

Julia Donaldson is one of my children's favourite authors. We love Stick Man the most, but Room on the Broom is a very close second. If you are a fan too, then head over to Kiddicare where you will find the Aurora Room on the Broom Witch plush for only £6.39. This costs £19.99 from Argos for the very same one, so this is one heck of a deal.

I don't care for plush toys much, but every now and then one will catch my eyes. My middle child Ben can hardly get in his bed for his mammoth collection of stuffed friends. Most of them on the market are naff, however, this Aurora Room on the Broom one is not. It's lovely and detailed, and a must for any Julia Donaldson lover.

If you are lucky enough to own the Room on the Broom book then why not grab one of these as an accompaniment to the witchy story.

Unfortunately, there's no free collection from store, so delivery is a must, This costs £2.99, but even when factoring that in it's still beats Argos by a witches' broom. Why not see what other cheap goodies you can buy over here? There's still plenty of bargains to be had from Kiddicare and it would make that delivery charge a litlle more justified.

Julia Donaldson 10 Book Collection £8.09 Delivered (Using Codes) @ The Book People

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 21 August, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Julia Donaldson 10 Book Collection £8.09 Delivered (Using Codes) @ The Book People

I love books and I love a good sale, which is why The Book People sale has caught my eye today. Not only are there tons of books heavily reduced, you can also use code AFCHILD for 10%, code AFSUN for a  further 10% discount and finally bag free delivery by using the code HAPPY too. Phew! That free delivery code HAPPY seems to work with no minimum spend too!

The Julia Donaldson 10 Book Collection has an RRP of £65.90 but using all three codes, it’s £8.09 to your door.

The 10 books included in the set are :

  1. The Gruffalo's Child
  2. Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!
  3. Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
  4. Freddie and the Fairy
  5. Monkey Puzzle
  6. Wriggle and Roar!
  7. The Snail and the Whale
  8. Room on the Broom
  9. Goat Goes To Playgroup
  10. Toddle Waddle

Using all three codes, they work out at around 81p each! Ideal for any young readers but great for party bags too.

This set tends to go out of stock quite quickly, so don’t hang around if you want it!

These three codes can of course be used on other items from The Book People too and you’ll find them and lots of others over in our voucher section.

Thanks to chanchi and mr2000 @ HUKD!

Roald Dahl, Biff, Chip & Kipper, Julia Donaldson And Ladybird Collection With Free Delivery @ The Book People TONIGHT

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 7 August, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Roald Dahl, Biff, Chip & Kipper, Julia Donaldson And Ladybird Collection With Free Delivery @ The Book People TONIGHT

The Book People's Free Delivery ends at midnight tonight for orders over £10, so some of the titles that we know our readers like best are available with free delivery tonight.  Use the code DEL10 for delivery on your orders over £10.

Julia Donaldson's 10 book collection is £11.99 featuring much-loved tales "like Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo's Child, alongside lesser-known but just as wonderful picture books from Julia Donaldson, like Charlie Cook's Favourite Book and Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou, you know just from the titles that this 10-book collection will showcase rolling, rhyming and rhythmic text for very young children in the best possible way".

Roald Dahl's "striking new jackets and a new slipcase, all adorned with Quentin Blake's timeless illustrations" the 15-book collection brings together all of Roald Dahl's classic children's novels. These include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox. They are yours, delivered for £15.99.

The Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection is £35 which isn't bad for an amazing 50-book collection. These stories are perfectly suited to developing reading levels. "With familiar fairy tale storylines like the Ugly Ducking and Cinderella, as well as popular characters including Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters and Peter Rabbit featured throughout".

Another popular one is the Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper (Levels 1-3) Collection for £14. "From Oxford Reading Tree, the Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Levels 1 -3 Collection has been specially designed to introduce children aged four and above to the early concepts that will form the basis of their reading and writing skills."

Julia Donaldson 3 Books Or 10 CD Set £4.99 Or £9.99 Delivered (Or Both For £12.99 Delivered) @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 27 May, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Julia Donaldson 3 Books Or 10 CD Set £4.99 Or £9.99 Delivered (Or Both For £12.99 Delivered) @ The Book PeopleThe Book People are regular stockists of Julia Donaldson books and CDs, and lucky for us, they come on sale from time to time. You can still use the free delivery code FLOWERS or the one below to get your items sent out free of charge.  If you buy both together, your basket will automatically drop the cost of the books to £3.00 making both cost you just £12.99. 

Read Julia Donaldson's early reader books for £4.99*
Get someone else to do the reading with the 10 CD Set for £9.99*

  • Discount: Free Delivery
  • Valid: Today Only
  • Code: SWEET

The early reader books from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a wonderful early reader collection. They return with three of their classic pictures books in a new format to help children aged 5+ and reluctant readers gain experience and build confidence in their abilities.

The CD Set brings the books to life and can bring brilliant relief from car games on long journeys. The CDs include:

  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
  • The Troll
  • The Snail and the Whale
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Smartest Giant
  • A Squash and a Squeeze
  • The Gruffalo's Song
  • The Gruffalo's Child
  • The Gruffalo

Remember you save a few more pennies by buying the two together - you can always put one or the other away for Christmas or birthdays!

For this and other promotional codes from The Book People  visit our voucher page.

Thanks to edandhen at HUKD

Julia Donaldson Book Collection £10 Delivered @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 May, 2014 at 9:10 pm
Julia Donaldson Book Collection £10 Delivered @ The Book People
The wonderful Julia Donaldson book collection is back in stock over with The Book People; you can grab one for yourself for £10, rather than £65.90, and they always tend to fly out of stock pretty fast.

The titles included in the Julia Donaldson book collection are:

  • The Gruffalo's Child
  • Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!
  • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
  • Freddie and the Fairy
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • Wriggle and Roar!
  • The Snail and the Whale
  • Room on the Broom
  • Goat Goes To Playgroup
  • Toddle Waddle

Delivery with The Book People is usually only free if you spend over £25, but if you add this code - WELJUN - to your basket then you'll get free delivery without having to spend more than £10.

You'll find that promotional code for The Book People along with a whole lot of others over in our voucher section.

Thanks to hales321 at HUKD

36 Book Julia Donaldson Songbirds Phonics Collection £14.99 (40p each) @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 May, 2014 at 8:55 pm

36 Book Julia Donaldson Songbirds Phonics Collection £14.99 (40p each) @ The Book PeopleThe Book People have an offer on Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Collection, selling it for £16.99 instead of the £128 RRP.  Also, use the code below for an extra 15% off, bringing it to £14.99. You can get it for £16.99 from an Amazon seller, but you need to add shipping to that - here you can still use the FLOWERS code to get free delivery.

Help your little one learn with Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Collection from The Book People*

  • Discount: 15%
  • Expires: Midnight tonight (13 May)
  • Discount Code: SWEET15

We know you love Julia Donaldson,  the author of The Gruffalo and this 36 book set is specially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones. Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in junior school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.

For those that started school or are starting soon, these sound like a great introduction to reading.

This particular series was out of stock for a while, and parents were begging for them to be stocked again, and here they are. According to one parent reviewer, they offer attractive illustrations, good-sized font, good, amusing & accessible stories with plenty to talk about, even in the earlier levels. Sounds like a winner to me.

Find these and other The Book People codes over on our voucher page.

Thanks to andywedge at HUKD

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