Author:

Julia Donaldson

Book Cover - Bombs and Blackberries: A World War Two Play

Bombs and Blackberries: A World War Two Play

Donaldson’s children’s play was first published in 2003, by Wayland, in a cheaper, practical edition suitable for using in schools. The most immediately striking thing about this more luxurious edition is the richly attractive illustrations creating a sense of warmth and intimacy not commonly associated with plays for children.

Book Cover - The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

This is picturebook legend Julia Donaldson’s latest rhyming text for young children and her first partnership with illustrator Catherine Rayner. The Go-Away Bird just wants to be left alone. So, as a colourful array of feathered neighbours drop by her nest to say hello, they each are sent on their way with a very honest ‘go away!’ However, when a large bird of prey won’t go away, the Go-Away Bird learns very quickly that it helps to have friends around. Side by side she and her neighbours team together to scare away the predator.

Book Cover - Zog

Zog

Sa scéilín álainn seo tá Zog an dragún ag obair go dícheallach ar scoil chun réalta óir a fháil. Bainfidh páistí taitneamh as an sár iarracht a dhéanann Zog chun a bheith an buachaill is fearr ar scoil agus é ag foghlaim conas béiceadh i gceart agus conas tine a shéideadh.

Book Cover - An fáthach is breátha sa tír

An Fathach is Breátha sa Tír

An Fathach Is Breátha sa Tír – ar léigh tú i gceart é? Nach créatúr déitsineach scanrúil é an fathach? Nuair a bhuailtear le Seoirse, an fathach breátha, ag tús an scéil, tá sé gléasta in éadach gioblach. Ceannaíonn sé culaith nua agus tá cuma an-snasta anois air. Ní fhada a bhfuil an cruth galánta sin air go dtí go mbuaileann an fathach le cairde a bhfuil gá níos deimhne acu don éadaí. Ar mhaithe le na hainmhí eile, ligeann Seoirse uaidh a chuid éadaí, ach cibé éadaí a chaitheann sé is léir gurb é fós an fathach is breátha sa tír – an áilleacht atá sa chroí.

Book Cover - What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Julia Donaldson’s indomitable ladybird pays a visit to the seaside in this charming picturebook. And who do you think she sees there, planning yet another criminal endeavour? None other than her old adversaries Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len! This time the dreadful duo have designs on the mermaid’s beautiful hair. Once again (and luckily for the mermaid) the tiny spotty adventurer sees all, hears all and rallies the sea creatures to come up with an idea to play a trick of their own and outwit the terrible thieves.

Book Cover - An Garbhán Óg

An Garbhán Óg

Tá an scéal faoin nGarbhán ar eolas ag gach páiste ach anois cásann muid leis an nGarbhán Óg. Tá athrú tagtha ar an scéal anois agus cloisimid ón nGarbhán faoin ‘Luch Mhór’ atá scanrúil agus dáinséireach. Ach i lár na hoíche, fágann an Garbhán Óg chun an lúch mhór ghránna a lorg.

Book Cover - Mo Theachín Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Mo Theachín Gan Chuma Gan Chaoi

Cuirfidh léitheoirí fáilte roimh an leagan Gaeilge seo den leabhar spleodrach A Squash and a Squeeze a scríobh Julia Donaldson. Mar is dual do Donaldson tá scéal breá spraíúil ann do pháistí óga. Tá go leor aithrise ann agus beidh an duine óg in ann é a léamh i gcomhar leis an duine fásta. Críochnaíonn an scéal le ceacht - cé go mbíonn sí ag gearán faoin áit i dtús báire ceal spáis, ní fada go dtuigeann sí go bhféadfadh cúrsaí a bheith níos measa agus slua ainmhithe sa mhullach ar a chéile ann.