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On this page you will find:
Audio Fiction books
Audio Picture Books
Song Books with tapes or CDs
CDs for grown ups  

It’s possible to buy signed copies of some of the titles on this page from my local bookshop, by clicking on the “Buy a signed copy” link.


The Giants and the Joneses

cover - The Giant and the JonesesWith Helen Lederer

BBC Audio Books,
isbn 978-1844405503

My longest book! And it is going to be made into a film by Warner Brothers and Heyday Productions (the team behind the Harry Potter films.)

It’s for 7-11-year olds, and I hope will reach those who loved the Gruffalo but now want something more challenging.

Inspired by my son Alastair, who as a child was an avid collector of anything and everything, it tells the story of three human children (or “iggly plops” in giant language) and a girl giant, Jumbeelia, who first collects and then neglects them. Stranded in the land of giants, the Joneses find themselves at the mercy of Jumbeelia’s sadistic brother Zab, and have to draw on all their resources to hatch an escape plan. The book features an invented language, Groilish, and there is a dictionary at the back. The line drawings are by Paul Hess.

If you'd like to have a go at the the Groilish quiz and worksheet, click groilish.pdf to download it then print it out.

"so good in so many ways that it’s hard to know where to start… Donaldson’s stroke of genius is Groilish, the giants’ wonderfully onomatopoeic language… this adventure is set to be a giant hit." The Herald

cover - Princess Mirror-BellePrincess Mirror-Belle

with Sophie Thompson

Macmillan (audio download),
Amazon asin: B010OQFK1S

The idea for the Princess Mirror-Belle books came from my oldest son Hamish whose reflection was his imaginary friend.

Ellen’s reflection announces that she is a princess, and she turns out to be a very boastful and bossy one, who climbs out of the mirror and gets shy Ellen into all sorts of unexpected adventures.

This first book contains the following 3 stories for 6-9-year-olds:
   Princess Mirror-Belle,
   Ellen’s Castle
   Snow White and the Eight Dwarfs

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers

cover - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic ShoesWith Sophie Thomson

Macmillan (audio download),
Amazon asin: B00YY8XNNA

This book contains the following 3 stories for 6-9-year-olds, recounting the adventures of Ellen and her boastful mirror image,  Princess Mirror-Belle:

   Party Hoppers,
   Love Potion Crisps

CD Case - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying HorsePrincess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes

With Sophie Thompson

Macmillan (audio download),
Amazon asin: B016DYL6QI

This book contains the following 2 stories for 6-9-year-olds, recounting the adventures of Ellen and her boastful mirror image, Princess Mirror-Belle:

   The Magic Shoes
   The Golden Goose

CD Case - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying HorsePrincess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws

With Sophie Thompson

Macmillan (audio download),
Amazon asin: B016E6I4R4

This book contains the following 3 stories for 6-9-year-olds, recounting the adventures of Ellen and her boastful mirror image, Princess Mirror-Belle:

   Prince Precious Paws,
   Which Witch?
   The Princess Test.

CD Case - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying HorsePrincess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse

With Sophie Thompson

Macmillan (audio download),
Amazon asin: B0191XX7PQ

This book contains the following 2 stories for 6-9-year-olds, recounting the adventures of Ellen and her boastful mirror image, Princess Mirror-Belle:

   The Flying Horse
   The Magic Ball

CD Case - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying HorsePrincess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave

With Sophie Thompson

Macmillan (audio download),
Amazon asin: B0191XSIIM

This book contains the following 2 stories for 6-9-year-olds, recounting the adventures of Ellen and her boastful mirror image, Princess Mirror-Belle:

   The Sea Monster’s Cave
   The Unusual Pets’ Club

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The Dinosaur’s Diary

With Emma Chambers

isbn 978-0141804408

A novel for 6-9-year-olds

When I was a child I went to a lecture about dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, and was amazed to learn that the most of them were not giants but about the size of a hen.

The Dinosaur’s Diary is about one of these small creatures, who lives in perpetual terror of T Rex and the like. When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm, things don’t get any easier. How do you keep thirteen growing baby dinosaurs safe and secret?

"canters along, full of fun and energy."  The Scotsman

Picture Books:

A Squash and a Squeeze (story and song)

cover - A Squash and a Squeeze With Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey and Julia Donaldson

isbn 978-1405050524

“Wise old man, won’t you help me, please?

My house is a squash and a squeeze.”

This was my first book, published in 1993, but it started its life earlier still, as a song which I wrote for children’s television. I sing the part of the little old lady in the audio version of the song.

"a bit of a classic…. a goat on the bed and a cow on the table tapping out a jig? My readers collapsed in heaps, and then had to have it read again. And again."  Vivian French in The Guardian

The Gruffalo (story and song)

With Imelda Staunton

isbn 978-1405005180

This won the 2002 Spoken Book award for best children’s audio

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.

A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .

"a modern classic"  The Observer

Monkey Puzzle (story and song)

cover - Monkey PuzzleWith Imelda Staunton

isbn 978-1405050517

This won a silver Spoken Book award in 2003.

“I’ve lost my mum!”

“Hush, little monkey, don’t you cry,

I’ll help you find her,” said Butterfly.

But somehow Butterfly keeps getting it wrong. Will Monkey ever find his mum?

"The really outstanding new animal picture book for children over two… it will make you all laugh over and over again." The Independent on Sunday

Room on the Broom (story and song)

cover - Room on the Broomwith Josie Lawrence

isbn 978-1405047302

This won the 2003 Spoken Book award for best Under Six audio.

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned

As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.

But how many passengers will one broomstick take? And what about the dragon who fancies “witch and chips” for tea?

"Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have come up with another gem… we loved it."  The Independent

The Smartest Giant in Town (story and song)

cover - The Smartest Giant in TownWith Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey

isbn 978-1405050500

This won the 2004 Spoken Book award for best Under Six audio.

George wishes he wasn’t the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-size clothes he decides it’s time for a new look. But on his way home he meets various animals who desperately need his help . . . and his clothes!

"My absolute favourite of this year’s picture books… Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a combination made in heaven." The Independent on Sunday.

"Who could resist?" The Sunday Times

The Snail and the Whale (story and song)

cover - The Snail and the WhaleWith Imelda Staunton

isbn 978-1405050531

The sea snail slithered all over the rock

And gazed at the sea and the ships in the dock.

And as she gazed she sniffed and sighed.

“The sea is deep and the world is wide!

How I long to sail”

Said the tiny snail.

This is probably my favourite of all the books I have written for Axel Scheffler to illustrate, perhaps because I feel I have captured something of the soulful whimsy of the Edward Lear poems I enjoyed as a child.

It won the 2004 spoken Book award for best Under Six audio.

"Bold and brilliant, wise and wacky."  The Times

"A joy to read aloud."  The Guardian

cover - The Gruffalo's Child Story and SongThe Gruffalo's Child (Story and Song)

With Imelda Staunton

isbn 978-1405052290

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.

But one snowy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow, in search of the Big Bad Mouse . .

Audio Book - Charlie Cook's Favourite BookCharlie Cook's Favourite Book

With Imelda Staunton and Steven Pacey

isbn 978-1405092005

A book-within-a-book-within-a-book-within-a-book . . . complete with pirates, ghosts, knights and aliens.

“Younger readers will delight in the drama of Donaldson’s vivacious rhyming text” Guardian

“a glorious celebration of books and reading” Scotsman

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with Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books,
isbn 978-1407109886

Tiddler tells the tallest tales in the ocean, so who will believe him when he really gets caught in a net?

This audio CD lets you hear the full story with music, play Tiddler's Underwater Exploring Game and sing along to the Tiddler song. It also includes a readalong version of the story with musical page turns to use with a copy of the book.

cover - Stick ManStick Man

with Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books,
isbn 978-1407117300

The CD lets you hear the full story with music, play The Stick Man Action Game and sing along to the Stick Man song. It also includes a readalong version of the story with musical page turns to use with a copy of the book.

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with Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books (book and CD)
isbn 978-1407124551

Tabby McTat is a busker’s cat. He loves his life with Fred, singing along as people throw coins in their hat.  Then one day Fred has an accident and the two are separated. How will they every find each other again?  A touching story of friendship, loyalty, singing - and kittens!

“The latest sure-fire bestseller from Julia & Axel is the story of Tabby McTat the busker’s cat. Can you feel the text tripping from your tongue already? Julia’s trademark rhythmic verse will entertain parent and child alike while Axel’s illustrations provide something to pore over time and time again.” The Bookseller

Zog (Story game and song)

cover - Zogwith Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books, (Book and CD)
isbn 978 1407130019  

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess??

Zog won the Galaxy Book Award in 2010 and the Oxfordshire Book Award 2011.

"The Gruffalo duo do it again with this fable about a dragon, a knight and a damsel in distress, none of them the stock characters we know from fairytale. Donaldson’s rhymes and Scheffler’s illustrations mesh sublimely." Financial Times

"The Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler dream team returns with the tale of Zog, a keen yet accident-prone dragon… Look out for cameos from The Gruffalo in Scheffler’s rich illustrations." Independent on Sunday

The Highway Rat (Story game and song)

cover - The Highway Ratwith Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books, (Book and CD)
isbn 978 1407132341  

The Highway Rat rides along the highway stealing all the travellers' food. But a crafty duck and her mysterious sister soon put an end to his crooked ways. The CD contains the full story with music, the Highway Rat Listening Game and the  "Highway Rat" song.

“Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are both on top form here”  The Telegraph

Superworm (story game and song)

cover - Superworm With Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books (Book & CD),
isbn 978-1407139333

The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a high-quality audio CD. "Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!" Performed by Imelda Staunton, the CD contains the full story with music, the Superworm Listening Game and the brand new "Superworm" song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia.

cover - The Scarecrow's WeddingThe Scarecrows' Wedding

with Imelda Staunton

Alison Green Books (book, story, game and song),
isbn 978-1407164618

Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

There is also a book and CD edition with Imelda Staunton

“The perfect marriage of rhyme and pictures … the delightful repetition and gentle humour are matched with wonderfully detailed illustrations that reveal more on each reading. A joy from start to finish.” The Daily Mail


“Fabulous rhymes that are a joy to read out, wowey illustrations and winks to the grown-ups” The Times


“There’s huge warmth in every word, every drawing… An irresistible delight” Financial Times

case - Sharing a ShellSharing a Shell (Story and Song)

read by Julian Clary

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-1405092364

Look! A crab, a crab with no shell,

Running along by the sea . . .

When the little hermit crab finds a shiny new shell he doesn’t want to share it – not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. Join Crab, Blob and Brush in the rock pool for a sparkly story of sea, shells and friendship.

case - The Princess and the Wizard The Princess and the Wizard

With Imelda Staunton

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230529168

A fairy story about colours

By changing her colour and changing her shape
The princess may try seven times to escape

But each time Princess Eliza changes – into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat – the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?

“an exceptionally pleasing replay of a familiar story” – The Guardian

cover - What the Ladybird HeardWhat the Ladybird Heard (Story and Song)

With Alexander Armstrong

Macmillan (book and CD)
isbn 978-0230746527

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: she has a plan of her own.

“Classic Julia Donaldson rhyming text makes this farmyard tale bound along” The Bookseller

... a terrific and witty adventure told in Julia Donaldson’s trademark rhyming couplets. Lydia Monks’ original and stylised farmyard fits the story perfectly.” The Guardian

cover - Rhyming RabbitThe Rhyming Rabbit

with David Tennant

Macmillan (book and CD)
isbn 978-0230763951

Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other woodland animals? They just tell him to be quiet! Then one starry night he meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry ...

"Picture book perfection" Sunday Telegraph

"Glittery and witty" Daily Telegraph

cover - The Singing MermaidThe Singing Mermaid

with Lauren Laverne

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230769779

The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home shores to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?

"Donaldson's reliably entertaining rhymes and Monks's brilliantly bold illustrations - plus a sprinkling of sparking glitter - add up to a delightful rhyming adventure for pre-schoolers" Daily Mail


"This is a lovely story, gently told, about trust, betrayal, friendship and courage. Like the best children's books it invites children to experience the story in ways that appeal to them" The Guardian

Shortlisted for new Independent Booksellers Week Picture Book Award (2014)

cover - Princess Mirror Belle and the Dragon PoxPrincess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

with Sophie Thompson

Macmillan (book and CD)
isbn 978-1447298724

Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror, but Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a mischievous one at that. She is sure that Ellen's chicken pox is actually dragon pox - and she is full of ideas about how to make the spots disappear.

“A marvellous flight of fancy” Teach Primary

“A wonderful fairy-story romp for girls, it is very refreshing to see girls for a change, in a story, making an absolute mess and turning a bathroom topsy-turvy… a great introduction to independent reading” The School Librarian

cover - Sugarlump and the UnicornSugarlump and the Unicorn

with Joanna Page

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-1447267218

When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realises how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

cover - What the Ladybird Heard NextWhat the Ladybird Heard Next

with Alexander Armstrong

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-1509808816

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len decide to steal the fat red hen. They have a cunning plan – but the clever little ladybird has a better one…

“Donaldson’s trademark rhyming couplets bounce along and are perfectly complemented by Lydia Monks’s bright and sparkly illustrations.” Mail on Sunday

case - Tyranosurus Drip Tyrannosurus Drip (Story and Song)

with Imelda Staunton, Julia and Malcolm

Macmillan (book and CD)
isbn 978-0230704145

Whoever heard of a vegetarian T Rex? When a baby Duckbill dinosaur ends up in the Tyrannosaurus nest, he feels very out of place, and his gruesome new family nickname him Drip. But this little dinosaur is not as weedy as he looks. In fact, he's a real hero!

"A honking, hooting success"   The Bookseller

“The roaring, hooting, monster success of the season”  The Times

“rollicks along very engrossingly” Independent

“Comic, dynamic and charming” Sunday Times

case - The TrollThe Troll

with Alex Jennings

Macmillan (Book and CD)
isbn 978-0230704107

The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat – but he’s stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship’s cook... but it seems they’ve sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch the fun unfold as two very different worlds collide.

"An ingenious, lively creation, guaranteed not to get anybody's goat"   The Observer

cover - Jack and the Flum Flum TreeJack and the Flumflum Tree

with David Tennant

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230763937

Jack’s Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It’s a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three – and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing-gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey . . .?

"There are hints of Edward Lear’s verse in this funny, appealing and imaginative picture book. Julia Donaldson’s engaging text is perfectly accompanied by beautiful and quirky illustrations by David Roberts" Booktrust

"The rhythmic refrain . . . had my twin baby boys clapping their hands in merriment, and the gleeful-looking characters help the story deal with courage and altruism in the lightest of ways" Daily Telegraph

Winner of the Stockport Schools Book Awards and shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

case - Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

with Michael Fenton-Stevens

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230532274

“Chocolate mouse!” says greedy Goose.
“Don’t just grab it,” says angry Rabbit.

Good manners aren’t on the menu at this meal. Duck won’t eat his carrots, Moth is eating the cloth, and Sheep would rather sleep than wash the dishes.
A simple and funny rhyming story with extra tough pages for toddlers

 “It's another winner” Evening Standard


cover - Hippo Has A HatHippo Has a Hat

with Michael Fenton-Stevens

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230532298

“Lots of clothes! Let’s try them.
Maybe we can buy them.”

There’s chaos in the clothes shop when the animals go on a glorious shopping spree.

A simple rhyming picture book with extra tough pages for toddlers.

cover - One Mole Diging a HoleOne Mole Digging a Hole

with Michael Fenton-Stevens reading the story and Julia and Malcolm singing the song

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230708402

All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this rhyming counting book. The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears.

cover - What the Jackdaw SawWhat the Jackdaw Saw

with Justin Fletcher

Macmillan (book, CD and video)
isbn 978-1509806225

Features a Special video of a British Sign Language interpretation

The jackdaw is flying into danger! The other animals are trying to warn him, but he can’t understand the signs they’re using.

I helped a group of deaf children write this story in a workshop run by the Life & Deaf Association. My share of the royalties for this book all go to this organisation.

case - Wriggle and Roar Wriggle and Roar

with Justin Fletcher

(Book and CD edition ),
isbn 978-0230532267

Whenever I’m tired of being me
I swing around like a chimpanzee.

Seventeen lively rhymes which children can join in, either with noises or actions.

"will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm."The Sunday Times (Book of the Week)

cover - Shuffle and SquelchShuffle and Squelch

with Justin Fletcher

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-1447298694

This is a companion to Wriggle and Roar and contains illustrated versions of the younger poems from Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum.

Rhymes, rhythms and riddles.
A selection of the younger rhymes and poems from Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

with Julia Donaldson reading the story and singing the song

Puffin (book and CD),
isbn 978-0141332970

This is a sequel to Edward Lear's favourite rhyme set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond...

Puffin have now brought out a new edition of the original poem The Owl and the Pussy-cat, with illustrations by Charlotte Voake and an introduction by me.

Shortlisted for 2014 Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award and for the 2013 Specsavers British Book Award

“Donaldson has created an entertaining addition to Lear’s work, while Charlotte Voake breathes new life into some of his best-loved and most original creations” The Guardian

“Donaldson’s rhythm imitates Lear perfectly and captures his zaniness” The Sunday Times

cover - Night Monkey Day MonkeyNight Monkey, Day Monkey

with Imelda Staunton

Egmont (book and CD),
isbn 9-781405234375

Hey!” said Day Monkey. “There’s a banana!
How can it manage to fly?”
Night Monkey laughed and said, “Don’t be daft,
That banana’s the moon in the sky.”

Night Monkey and Day Monkey’s worlds are as different as . . . night and day! But in laughing at each other’s misunderstandings they learn to be the best of friends.

"A charmingly rhythmic poem… a clever way of reassuring small children about night-time." The Evening Standard

"Reassuring and funny, this is ideal bedtime reading for bright children."  The Independent on Sunday.

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with Saskia Wickham

Macmillan (Book and CD edition ),
isbn 978-0230532304

A rhyming counting cum adventure story

"Another little miracle from Julia Donaldson… it has the robust feel of a classic."  The Bookseller

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With Saskia Wickham

Macmillan (Book and CD edition ),
isbn 978-0230532311

One little girl, one smart hat, a sudden gust of wind . . . and we're off on a whole hatful of adventures!
A rhyming story with sound effects for children to join in with.

“The simple rhyming text is perfect for younger children whilst the older child will enjoy the adventure and twist to the tale.” Children's Buyers Guide

The Paper Dolls

cover - The Paper Dollswith Lauren Laverne

Macmillan (book and CD),
isbn 978-0230769755

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens...

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With Imelda Staunton

Macmillan (Book and CD edition ),
isbn 978-0230754553

A big hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling moonlit journey. But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby’s scribbling on the cave wall? The CD features both the story and the song.

“An exuberant, rhyming text matched by equally lively illustrations makes this a romp of a bedtime story.” The Guardian

Song Books

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

cover - The Gruffalo Sng and Other SongsMacmillan,
isbn 978-1405022347

As well as the Gruffalo’s very own song, there are eight other action songs and story songs, all perfect for joining in with. They are sung by me with a live band, and there is also an instrumental-only version at the end if you fancy doing some Karaoke.

Click to hear the Funny Face chorus

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Room on the Broom and Other Songs

isbn 978 - 1405091015

As well as the “Room on the Broom” song, this CD includes the Giant’s song from “The Smartest Giant in Town”, plus a “Snail and the Whale” song and six other story and action songs, all fun to join in with. I sing them, along with my husband Malcolm and a great live band, and at the end there is an instrumental-only (“karaoke”) version.

case - The Gruffao's Child and other songs The Gruffalos's Child and Other Songs

isbn 978-1447213741

As well as The Gruffalo’s Child song the CD contains eight other songs, including the Stick Man song and one based on Charlie Cook’s favourite book. I sing them along with my husband Malcolm accompanied by a live band. At the end there is an instrumental-only (“karaoke”) version.

CDs for Grown Ups

First Fourteen

CD case - First 14This CD contains fourteen of the “grown-up” songs, which I wrote and performed in folk clubs and on the radio with my husband Malcolm. Subjects range from the board game Monopoly to the joys of pasta-eating and there is also a song, sung by Malcolm, called “Cochon Blues” which was played as one of my choices when I was on the Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.

This album was recorded when we were in our twenties and has recently been remastered as a CD.  It costs £10 including postage and packing.

Click here to view the lyrics of First Fourteen.

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Order online through Coach House Publications

Second Fourteen

CD case - Second 14Fourteen more of my songs for grown-ups, including “Action Man and Sindy Doll” and “Three-Burglary Family”. The songs, recorded recently, are arranged by Andrew Dodge and performed by Malcolm and myself along with several professional musicians. There is a guest spot (on “Dear Father Christmas”) by my niece Imogen Moore. The CD costs £10 including postage and packing,

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Order online through Coach House Publications


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