Julia Donaldson

My House Is A 'Squash And A Squeeze'

Tabitha Siklos | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tabitha Siklos

Before Christmas, my husband and I were bemoaning our cramped living quarters overrun with under-5s and the trail of destruction left in their wake. Sticker books, paint pots and glitter on the dining table, three (yes, three) buggies in the hall, a toddler scooting around the kitchen, puzzle pieces and items of plastic (and non plastic) food behind the sofa cushions, 150 ball pit balls upturned onto the carpet.

Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts, with Julia Donaldson - Review

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

Given her musical and performance background, it is fitting that Donaldson is currently touring her stage show: a combination of stories and songs based on five of her best-loved books, enchanting packed houses of over-excited children around the UK.

The Scarecrows' Puffing

Matt Zitron | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

With kids' books you have to find the age dependant sweet spot that's got story, but isn't too long, and isn't so annoying that reading it twice a day for months won't drive you to suicide. Luckily there's a fantastic range of publishers, and with picture books you're not dogged branded stuff (that hits later when they like Marvel, DC and Turtles.)

"If Books Ever Die, Snobbery Would Be Standing Over its Corpse"

Hilary Robinson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Robinson

For Julia Donaldson, the Children's Laureate, whose term of office ends this week, has hit out at the pitifully low level of review space granted by the media to children's books. And her powerful passing shot is a launch of a campaign to secure much needed prominence for children's literature in the UK media.

Gruffalo Author's Plea To Culture Secretary

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has urged the new Culture Secretary to "show some leadership" and prevent cuts to libraries. The writer, who was na...

'Find The Time To Read' Urges Camilla

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cornwall has begged non-book lovers to begin a new chapter in their lives and start reading. Camilla, who says she has fond memories...

To Edinburgh and Back: the Destination

Marcus Moore | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Marcus Moore

WORD games keep me awake at night. They are a much more exciting way of not being able to get to sleep than worrying about next month's bills, global ...