Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson began her writing career as a singer/songwriter for children’s television during which time she was called upon to pen lyrics about all manner of strange and wonderful topics – from guinea pigs to window cleaning. It was not until 1993, when one of her songs was made into a book, that she dipped her toes into the world of publishing. Since then she has written over 150 books for children of all ages and gone on to become one of the nation’s best-loved children’s writers. She is probably best known for her lovable monster the Gruffalo which was voted the nation’s favourite bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners and has been adapted for stage and screen.

When she is not writing Julia can often be found performing her work to children across the UK and she has been a regular and hugely popular guest at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Julia Donaldson’s website

Guardian interview with Julia Donaldson

Julia sings the Gruffalo Song