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Helen Oxenbury

  • 5 stars across 48 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)


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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 family ... MoreWe're Going on a Bear Hunt

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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 Babies au... MoreFarmer Duck

(19 reviews) Review
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 beautifully i... MoreAll Fall Down: A First Book for Babies

(3 reviews) Review
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 back in the... MoreTickle, Tickle: A First Book for Babies

(3 reviews) Review
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 cherished babie... MoreSay Goodnight: A First Book for Babies

(2 reviews) Review
25th February 2015


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

(1 review) Review
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... MoreThe Dancing Class

(1 review) Review
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 going to ... MoreIt's My Birthday

(1 review) Review
1st September 1997

The Nursery Collection

Colours, shapes and sizes, sounds, opposites and numbers - these are the concepts introduced to young children in this d... MoreThe Nursery Collection

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