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Allan Ahlberg

  • 5 stars across 125 books
    Allan Ahlberg Biography
    Allan Ahlberg was born on 5th June 1938 in Croydon. Allan and his wife, Janet Ahlberg, worked together for 20 years creating many children's books, including picture books, before Janet passed away in 1994. Allan wrote the stories while Janet illustrated them. 
    Allan has published over 100 children's books and has won awards for his picture books including Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both of which were winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Allan latest release, Funny Bones: The Collection, is an audio collection of the perennially popular Funnybones series. 
    Allan Ahlberg Facts
    Allan previously worked as a primary school teacher for 10 years. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction.
    Ahlberg lives in Bath with his second wife, Vanessa and has a daughter and two step-daughters.
    Our favourite Allan Ahlberg Book Characters
    Big skeleton, little skeleton and dog skeleton -  from the Funny Bones series 
    The Jolly Postman – from The Jolly Postman
    Our favourite Allan Ahlberg Book Quotes
    "In this book, With your little eye, Take a look, And play ‘I spy’" (Each Peach Pear Plum)
    “Once upon a Christmas Eve, Just after it had snowed, The Jolly Postman (him again!) Came down the jolly road; And in the bag upon his back An…interesting load.” (The Jolly Christmas Postman)
    2nd October 2008

    Each Peach Pear Plum

    Each Peach Pear Plum is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahl... More

    (162 reviews)
    2nd October 2014

    The Jolly Christmas Postman

    Discover the special 30th anniversary edition of this classic picture book - with festive foil on the cover!The magical,... More

    (63 reviews)
    30th September 1999

    The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Join the Jolly Postman as he delivers letters in fairy-tale land in this fun, interactive story book!The Jolly Postman i... More

    (58 reviews)
    24th September 2015


    This is the first book in the FUNNYBONES series and introduces the skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a d... More

    (47 reviews)
    25th January 1979

    Burglar Bill

    Who's that creeping down the street? Who's that climbing up the wall? Who's that coming through the window? Who's that? ... More

    (28 reviews)
    29th May 1997

    Peepo! (Board Book)

    PEEPO! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and... More

    (27 reviews)
    7th April 2011


    40 years of Peepo!Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.Peepo! is a modern classic th... More

    (19 reviews)
    6th June 2013

    Mrs Wobble the Waitress

    A brand new, bigger, edition of an Ahlberg Happy Families classic.Mrs Wobble LOVES her job as a waitress but, oh dear, t... More

    (18 reviews)
    30th September 1999

    Cops and Robbers

    This is a new Puffin edition of Allan Ahlberg's best-selling Cops and Robbers classic picture book, with a brand new cov... More

    (16 reviews)
    4th July 2013

    Starting School: A reassuring read for new school starters

    Are you starting school? How exciting!Following a number of children's first experiences, this picture book takes childr... More

    (14 reviews)
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