Julia Donaldson

We are very fortunate to have the best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson living in Steyning! We are sure that she needs no introduction, but for those who have just returned from 20 years on Mars…..Julia Donaldson is the incredibly talented, prize-winning author of the world’s best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 Children’s Laureate. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
Julia also writes fiction for older children, including the Princess Mirror-Belle series illustrated by Lydia Monks, and a young adult novel called ‘Running on the Cracks’, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. Please see our events page to find out whether Julia is coming for a signing session or performing one of her fantastic live shows in the Steyning area.
We are delighted to be able to offer online ordering of SIGNED EDITIONS of Julia’s books both via a link from Julia’s website to ours, and directly from the ‘Shop Online’ area of this website. We keep signed copies of all Julia’s most popular titles in stock, and can include a signed bookplate in cases where we are unable to get the title you want signed in time.
*** CHRISTMAS POSTING DATES** LAST DATE FOR 2nd CLASS POSTING IS 18th DECEMBER! Orders received after this date cannot be guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.
We have plenty of signed copies of all Julia’s books in stock

** NEW IN STOCK! Our latest signed titles by Julia Donaldson are ‘Animalphabet’, a ‘hide and peek’ alphabet book, stunningly illustrated by Sharon King-Chai, ‘The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes’, Julia’s latest fun story with glittery colourful illustrations by Lydia Monks, and a new edition of Julia’s moving play for children, set in the Second World War, ‘Bombs and Blackberries’, brought to life with evocative and beautiful pictures by Thomas Docherty.


Bombs and Blackberries - A second World War Play by Julia Donaldson

Julia very kindly takes time from her busy schedule to do occasional workshops at local (within a 20 mile radius of Steyning) schools. If you’d like your school to be put on the waiting list for a visit from Julia, get in touch by emailing info@steyningbookshop.co.uk to discuss whether your school meets the requirements.

Latest published books by Julia Donaldson

tyrannosaurus drip
flying bath new cover
new flumflum