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Helen Oxenbury

  • 5 stars across 45 books
    Helen Oxenbury Biography
    Helen Oxenbury is one of the world's most popular children's picture book illustrators. Her work includes the bestselling classic We're Going On A Bear Hunt and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She is a two-time winner and four-time runner up for the annual Kate Greenaway Medal, the British librarians' award for illustration.

    Helen Oxenbury Facts
    Born on 2 June 1938, Helen Oxenbury was raised in Ipswich where she developed a love for drawing from a very early age. She attended the Ipswich School of Art before studying Theatre Design at the Central School of Art in London. Prior to becoming a children's book illustrator, Helen had a career working in theatre, film and television.

    Our favourite Helen Oxenbury Book Characters
    Jack - from Captain Jack and the Pirates
    Rabbit - from The Giant Jumperee
    Charley - from Charley's First Night

    Our favourite Helen Oxenbury Book Quotes
    "We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day. We're not scared" (We're Going On A Bear Hunt)
    3rd January 2019

    We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved... More

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    4th September 1995

    Farmer Duck

    A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy farmer in this award-winning picture book classic from Owl Bab... More

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    2nd August 2018

    All Fall Down: A First Book for Babies

    Join in the fun of singing and bouncing in this bright and cheerful board book . The babies are back in this... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Say Goodnight: A First Book for Babies

    Sweet, cuddly, delightful babies - but it's time for these little babies to go to bed! The much-loved and cheri... More

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    2nd August 2018

    Tickle, Tickle: A First Book for Babies

    Enjoy this bright and beautiful book and join in the fun of tickling! The much-loved and cherished babies are b... More

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    25th February 2015

    Friends

    A new tale of friendship from Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Once there were two friends who were alw... More

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    7th February 2013

    The Dancing Class

    The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work. A little girl is taken to her firs... More

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    2nd August 2010

    It's My Birthday

    A simple, scrumptious birthday story from beloved author-illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. "It's my birthday and I'm... More

    (1 review)
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