Julia Donaldson Books In Order

Browse the delightful collection of Julia Donaldson’s books, organized in the order they were published. Discover the evolution of her enchanting storytelling from the initial publications to her more recent creations.

Gruffalo Books with Axel Scheffler in Order of Publication

The Gruffalo(1999)
The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs(2001)
The Gruffalo’s Child(2004)
The Gruffalo’s Child Activity Book(2009)
The Gruffalo Magnet Book(2010)
The Gruffalo Red Nose Day Book(2011)
My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-feel book(2011)
The Gruffalo Colouring Book(2012)
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Nature Trail(2014)
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail(2015)
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail(2015)
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail(2015)
Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail(2015)
Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes(2016)
The Gruffalo Annual 2016(2016)
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017(2017)
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2018(2018)
The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail(2018)
The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail(2018)
Say Hello to the Gruffalo(2019)
Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?: Buggy Book(2019)
The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book(2020)
Gruffalo, Where Are You?(2020)
The Gruffalo Carousel Book(2020)
The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book(2020)
The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book(2021)

My First Gruffalo Books in Order of Publication

Animal Actions(2011)
Gruffalo, What Can You See?(2011)
Hello Gruffalo!(2011)
The Gruffalo Play(2014)
Can You See? Jigsaw book(2014)
Can You Count? Jigsaw book(2014)
Spot and Say(2015)
Who Lives Here? Lift-the-Flap Book(2015)
Gruffalo Growl(2016)
The Gruffalo Puppet Book(2017)
The Gruffalo and Friends Activity Case(2020)

Princess Mirror-Belle Books in Order of Publication

Princess Mirror-Belle(2003)
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes(2005)
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse(2006)
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox(2014)
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers(2015)
Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws(2016)
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster’s Cave(2016)
Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle(2016)
Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White(2020)

Publication Order of Stick Man Books with Axel Scheffler

Stick Man / Bioran(With: Axel Scheffler)(2008)
The Stick Man Drawing and Colouring Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2016)
The Stick Man Annual 2019(With: Axel Scheffler)(2018)
The Stick Man Family Tree Recipe Book(2020)

Publication Order of Superworm Books with Axel Scheffler

The Superworm Sticker Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(0)
Superworm(With: Axel Scheffler)(2012)
Let’s Find Superworm(With: Axel Scheffler)(2021)
Superworm Finger Puppet Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2021)

Publication Order of Tales from Acorn Wood Books with Axel Scheffler

Hide-and-Seek Pig(2000)
Rabbit’s Nap(2000)
Fox’s Socks(2000)
Postman Bear(2000)
Tales from Acorn Wood: Three Lift-The-Flap Stories. Julia Donaldson(2006)
Tales from Acorn Wood Activity Book(2011)
Rabbit’s Nap and Fox’s Socks(2015)
Hide-And-Seek Pig and Postman Bear(2015)
Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury(2019)
Tales From Acorn Wood Sticker Book(2020)
Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game(2020)
Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do(2021)
Cat’s Cookbook(2021)
Squirrel’s Snowman(2021)
Mole’s Spectacles(2022)
Badger’s Band(2022)

Publication Order of What the Ladybird Heard Books with Lydia Monks

What the Ladybug Heard(2009)
What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm(2014)
What the Ladybird Heard Next(2015)
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday(2017)
What the Ladybug Heard at the Zoo(2017)
Who’s on the Farm?(2017)
What the Ladybird Heard Next Sticker Book(2018)
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Sticker Book(2019)
The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook(2019)
What the Ladybird Heard Adventures(2020)
What The Ladybird Heard Make & Do(2020)
Who’s at the Zoo?(2021)
What the Ladybird Heard(2022)
What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas(2022)

Publication Order of Zog Books

Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book(0)
The Zog Activity Book(2013)
Roar with Zog(2016)
Zog and the Flying Doctors(2017)
The Zog Sticker Book(2019)
Let’s Find Zog(2021)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dinosaur’s Diary(2001)
The Giants and the Joneses(2004)
The Jungle House(2005)
Running on the Cracks(2009)
Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door(2012)
The Snake Who Came to Stay(2012)

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Bricks for Breakfast(2004)

Publication Order of Picture Books with Axel Scheffler, Helen Oxenbury

A Squash and a Squeeze(1993)
Town Mouse and Country Mouse(1996)
Tara’s Party(1998)
Royal Blue(1998)
The Giant Jumperee(2000)
The King’s Ears(2000)
Monkey Puzzle(2000)
Where’s My Mom?(2000)
Room on the Broom(2001)
The Highway Rat(2001)
Follow the Swallow(2001)
Night Monkey Day Monkey(2002)
The Smartest Giant in Town(2002)
The Snail and the Whale(2003)
The Magic Paintbrush(2003)
Conjuror Cow(2003)
Sharing a Shell(2004)
The Wrong Kind of Bark(2004)
One Ted Falls Out of Bed(2004)
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose(2005)
Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book(2005)
The Quick Brown Fox Cub(2005)
Worm Looks for Lunch(2005)
Rosie’s Hat(2005)
The False Tooth Fairy(2005)
The Odd Pet(2006)
The Scrap Rocket(2006)
Dig, Dig, Dig!(2006)
Sam’s Pot(2006)
Mum Bug’s Bag(2006)
Singing Dad(2006)
Paula the Vet(2006)
Miss, Miss!(2006)
Doctor Duck(2006)
This and That(2006)
The Shopping List(2006)
Clare and the Fair(2006)
Hippo Has a Hat(2006)
The Snake and the Drake(2006)
Queen Aneena’s Feast(2006)
The Wrong Kind Of Knight(2006)
Spike Says(2006)
Room on the Broom and Other Songs(2006)
Top Cat(2006)
Zak And The Vet(2006)
The Pot of Gold(2006)
The Princess and the Wizard(2006)
The Red Man and the Green Man(2007)
Tyrannosaurus Drip(2007)
Bob Bug and the Insect Club(2007)
Ron Rabbit’s Big Day(2007)
Tim’s Bad Mood(2007)
The Wishing Elf(2007)
Bob Bug(2008)
Fish and Chips(2008)
Splash and Squelch(2008)
The Deer and the Earwig(2008)
The Upside Down Browns(2008)
Gran Is Cross(2008)
Where Were You, Bert?(2008)
The Big Match(2008)
The Trunk and the Skunk(2008)
No Milk Today(2008)
Sue Kangaroo(2008)
One Mole Digging A Hole(2008)
Tabby McTat(2009)
Ron Rabbit’s Egg(2009)
The Smartest Giant in Town Activity Book(2009)
Cat Naps(2009)
Mix, Mix, Mix(2009)
The Pins and the Pegs(2009)
Pen Fun(2009)
Is It?(2009)
The Doll in the Bin(2009)
Mr Zed(2009)
The Big Cod(2009)
The Seven Kids(2009)
Toddle Waddle(2009)
Tyrannosaurus Drip. Activity Book(2009)
The Troll(2009)
Cave Baby(2010)
Freddie and the Fairy(2010)
The Rhyming Rabbit(2011)
Jack and the Flumflum Tree(2011)
Goat Goes to Playgroup(2012)
Swallows and Spiders(2012)
Animals in School(2012)
The Singing Mermaid(2012)
Moan, Moan, Moan!(2012)
Jack and the Giants(2012)
Back to Bed(2012)
My Cat(2012)
Stop Chatting, Bill(2012)
The Paper Dolls(2012)
Room on the Broom Colouring Book(2012)
Animal Music(2013)
Sugarlump and the Unicorn(2013)
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou!(2013)
Best Friends(2013)
Planet Emerald(2013)
Stick Man’s First Words(2013)
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat(2013)
The Flying Bath(2014)
The Scarecrows’ Wedding(2014)
The Highway Rat Activity Book(2015)
What the Jackdaw Saw(2015)
The Detective Dog(2016)
There’s an Owl in My Towel(2016)
The Everywhere Bear(2017)
The Ugly Five(2017)
Whoosh! Went the Witch(2017)
The Cook and the King(2018)
Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader(2018)
The Go-Away Bird(2019)
The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail(2019)
The Smeds and the Smoos(2019)
The Teeny Weeny Genie(2020)
Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide(2020)
The Hospital Dog(2020)
It’s a Little Baby(2020)
Room on the Broom Jigsaw Book(2020)
Counting Creatures(2020)
Let’s Find Stick Man(2021)
The Woolly Bear Caterpillar(2021)
The Christmas Pine(2021)
The Baddies(2022)
Room on the Broom Touch and Feel Book(2022)
Welcome to the World(2023)

Publication Order of Plays

Birthday Surprise(1994)
Turtle Tug(1995)
Top of the Mops(1997)
Waiter! Waiter!(1998)
Problem Page(2000)
The Monster in the Cave(2001)
The Head in the Sand(2003)
The Cinderella Play(2008)
Stop Thief(2009)
The Last Egg(2013)
The Sockosaurus(2013)
The Smell of the Cakes(2013)
Tricking the Tiger(2013)
The Genie(2013)
Doctor Doctor(2013)
School Quiz(2013)
The Fish in the Tree(2013)
The Billy Goats Gruff(2013)
The Hare and the Tortoise(2013)
The Emperor’s Head(2014)
The What the Ladybird Heard Play(With: Lydia Monks)(2016)
The What the Ladybird Heard Next Play(With: Lydia Monks)(2017)
The Room on the Broom Play(With: Axel Scheffler)(2018)
Chariots and Champions(With: Thomas Docherty)(2021)

Publication Order of’s Songbirds Collections Books

The Trunk and The Skunk and Other Stories(2020)
Bob Bug and Other Stories(2020)
My Phonics Activity Book(With: Clare Kirtley)(2020)
Ron Rabbit’s Egg and Other Stories(2020)
Singing Dad and Other Stories(2020)

Publication Order of Collections with Axel Scheffler

Tim’s Bad Mood and Other Stories(1970)
A Twist of Tales(With: Peter Bailey)(1999)
Wriggle and Roar!: Rhymes to Join in With(With: Nick Sharratt)(2004)
Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum(2005)
Play Time(2006)
The Ox and the Yak and Other Stories(2009)
My Cat and Other Stories(2012)
Where Is the Snail and Other Stories(2012)
Tadpoles and Other Stories(2012)
Where Were You Bert and Other Stories(2012)
Leroy and Other Stories(2012)
Poems to Perform: A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children’s Laureate(2013)
Shuffle and Squelch(2015)
A Treasury of Songs(With: Axel Scheffler)(2016)
A Story Treasury(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Other Stories(With: Sophie Thompson,David Tennant,Joanna Page,Lauren Laverne,Lydia Monks,Julian Clary,Imelda Staunton,Noma Dumezweni)(2020)
My Story Treasury(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
Spike Says and Other Stories(2020)

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Room on the Broom Cookbook(With: Axel Scheffler)(2018)

Publication Order of Bug Club Books

BC NF Brown A/3C Machines on the Move(By: Clive Gifford)(0)
Meddlers: The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round(By: Maureen Haselhurst)(0)
Bug Club Pro Guided Year 6 The Road to Freedom(By: Lesa Cline-Ransome)(0)
Step Inside a Story(2012)
Plays to Act Tyrannosaurus Drip(2012)
Plays to Act Tiddler(2012)
Flash the Dog Dives In!(By: Jim Eldridge)(2012)
The Dragon’s Tale and Other Beastly Stories(By: Anthony Horowitz,Simone Massoni)(2012)
Missing Milly(2013)
Goha and the Shoes(2013)
The Best Bet(With: Charlie Alder)(2013)
Frog Fight(2013)
The Noises Next Door(2013)
Don’t Call Me Mum!(2013)
Flash the Dog Bounces In!(By: Jim Eldridge)(2013)
Big Giant, Little Bear(By: Rosalind Kerven)(2013)

Publication Order of Activity Books with Axel Scheffler, Lydia Monks

The Princess and the Wizard Sticker Book(With: Lydia Monks)(2001)
The Princess and the Wizard Activity Book(2011)
The Pot of Gold Workbook(2012)
Worm Looks for Lunch Workbook(2012)
The Tiddler Activity Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2014)
Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book(With: Lydia Monks)(2016)
The Singing Mermaid Sticker Book(2016)
Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds: My First Reading and Activity Book(2016)
My First Animal Fun Sticker Book: Over 250 Stickers!(With: Nick Sharratt)(2016)
My First 123 Sticker Book: Over 230 Stickers!(With: Nick Sharratt)(2016)
The Rhyming Rabbit Sticker Book(2017)
The Highway Rat Sticker Activity Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2017)
Sharing a Shell Sticker Book(2018)
The Detective Dog Sticker Book(With: Sara Ogilvie)(2018)
The Highway Rat Sticker Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2019)
The Tabby McTat Sticker Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2019)
Room on the Broom Sound Book(2019)
The Room on the Broom Party Book(2019)
Monkey Puzzle Make and Do(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
The Snail and the Whale: Make and Do Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
Room on the Broom Sticker Book(2020)
The Singing Mermaid Make and Do(With: Lydia Monks)(2020)
The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
The Smeds and the Smoos Sticker Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2020)
The Tiddler Sticker Activity Book(2021)
The Scarecrows’ Wedding Sticker Activity Book(2021)
The Smartest Giant in Town: A Push, Pull and Slide Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2022)
The Smartest Giant in Town Sticker Activity Book(With: Axel Scheffler)(2022)

Publication Order of Children’s Books with Wendy Body

One Piece Missing(2000)
Jumping Jack(With: Colin Mier)(2000)
The Magic Jigsaw(2000)
The Trial of Wilf Wolf(With: Wendy Body)(2002)
Midsummer Dream(With: Wendy Body)(2002)
I Don’t Want To!(2003)
The Mermaid and the Octopus(2006)
The Tyrannosaurus Drip Song(2009)
Where Is the Snail?(2012)
Teaching Notes(2012)

Publication Order of Young Puffin Story Books Books

The Swoose(By: Dick King-Smith,Marie Corner)(1994)
Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig(By: Dick King-Smith,Brian Floca)(1996)
The Dinosaur’s Diary(2001)

Publication Order of Emily Gravett Picture Books with Emily Gravett

Wolves(By: Emily Gravett)(2005)
Orange Pear Apple Bear(By: Emily Gravett)(2006)
Monkey And Me(By: Emily Gravett)(2007)
The Rabbit Problem(By: Emily Gravett)(2009)
Cave Baby(With: Emily Gravett)(2010)
Wolf Won’t Bite!(By: Emily Gravett)(2011)
Matilda’s Cat(By: Emily Gravett)(2012)
Tidy(By: Emily Gravett)(2016)
Old Hat(By: Emily Gravett)(2017)
Cyril and Pat(By: Emily Gravett)(2018)
Too Much Stuff(By: Emily Gravett)(2020)
10 Cats(By: Emily Gravett)(2022)
10 Dogs(By: Emily Gravett)(2023)

More About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson – a name that parents and children love alike when it comes to the great creativity of children’s literature. She was born on September 16, 1948, in London, England. Julia’s journey as an author began unusually enough not with writing proper but with song-writing. A highly talented songwriter and performer, Donaldson initially wrote songs for children’s’ television. This distinctive blend of storytelling and musical rhythm later became her trademark in her much-loved children’s’ books.

However, the career of Donaldson got a boost in 1999 when “The Gruffalo” became a success. As the fabulous story with the unforgettable characters and rhythmic text immediately won the hearts of children and adults alike giving her international recognition. Her gift of engaging, lyrical narratives that charm and teach is apparent in the tale of the cunning mouse and the mythical Gruffalo, as visualized by Axel Scheffler.

Engaging, quite playful rhymes dominate her style of writing. Donaldson can weave a story that is very entertaining yet gently teaches its readers the lessons. Most of her books draw out themes of friendship, wit as well as bravery that remain with the children as they grow up and even their parents remember.

Outside of ‘The Gruffalo,’ Donaldson has written many other modern-day children’s classics such as ‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale.’ Each book shows her creative way of storytelling and inventing colourful characters.

Donaldson’s contribution to the children’s literature has been beyond her children’s books. She has actively supported the concept of literacy and the zeal for reading which reflects where she does readings and events for little children at different places to promote a culture of reading.

With her storybooks being a part of many a bedtime routine in households all over the planet, Julia Donaldson stands at an esteemed position among children’s authors. Her stories that flow with grace and rhythm endear a fan following from the smallest of readers due to their absurdity and creative sparkle.

More FAQs about Julia Donaldson

Q: How books has Julia Donaldson written?

Answer: Julia Donaldson has written 227 books in total.

Q: What was Julia Donaldson’s first book?

Answer: A Squash and a Squeeze was Julia Donaldson’s first published book.

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