Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books.
Her first picture book, A Squash and A Squeeze, was published over twenty years ago, and since then she has written over 160 books, including the modern classic The Gruffalo. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle series illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand.
She was the 2011-2013 UK Children’s Laureate, has an MBE from the Queen and you can even find a painting of her in The National Portrait Gallery in London.
Julia is passionate about performing and has adapted many of her books into plays and shows. You can find out more about how to bring picture books to life at http://www.picturebookplays.co.uk which aims to help you act out picture-book stories, either as a classroom activity or as a performance to an audience (or both!).
Julia lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and has four grandchildren.
To find out more about Julia visit her website www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/