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Helen Oxenbury

  • 5 stars across 51 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)
    1st 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 bab... 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 back in t... More

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    19th December 2014

    Friends

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    1st 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 first dance ... More

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    1st May 1994

    First Nursery Stories

    Bright watercolor illustrations highlight a collection of three favorite fairy tales--The Three Little Pigs, Little Red ... More

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    1st December 1998

    Cwac!

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    1st May 2002

    Say Goodnight

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    6th May 2004

    Pig Tale

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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... More

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    10th July 1997

    The Nursery Collection

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

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    1st February 2013

    The Birthday Party

    The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work. A little girl chooses a birthday present f... More

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    7th November 2013

    Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection

    The Nursery Collection brings together a wealth of traditional nursery stories and rhymes, beautifully illustrated by He... More

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    1st February 2013

    Eating Out

    The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work. Mum is too tired to cook so Dad offers to ... More

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    1st February 2013

    Dressing Board Book

    Babies wear all sorts of clothes - nappies, T-shirts, socks, trousers and hats. Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous illustrations ... More

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    1st January 2009

    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... More

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    4th March 2002

    Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book

    First published in 1985, these baby board books make a welcome return in one bumper volume to delight a new generation o... More

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    1st February 2013

    Our Dog

    The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work.A child and his mother take their dog out fo... More

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    1st January 2009

    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 bab... More

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    1st January 2009

    Clap Hands: A First Book for Babies

    Clap your hands and make some noise with this bright and cheerful board book.The much-loved and cherished babies are bac... More

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    1st January 2009

    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... More

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    1st 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 t... More

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    1st February 2013

    Playing Board Book

    Babies play with all sorts of things - blocks, boxes, balls and teddy bears. Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous illustrations per... More

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    1st February 2013

    Working Board Book

    Babies have lots of work to do - eating, using the potty, having a bath and sleeping. Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous illustra... More

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    1st December 2011

    Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the m... More

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    5th February 1996

    It's My Birthday

    A picture book for young children by a three-times Smarties Book Prize Winner. The toddler in this story is celebrating ... More

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    1st February 2006

    Farmer Duck And Cd

    There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the duck worked, the farmer lay in bed - un... More

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    8th September 1989

    Tom and Pippo and the Dog: Pippo

    While out for a walk with Mommy, Tom and Pippo have an adventure with a dog.... More

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    30th September 1988

    Tom and Pippo Make a Mess

    Tom is not very successful when he tries to help his father paint a room, and blames his toy monkey, Pippo, for the mess... More

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    8th September 1989

    Tom and Pippo Make a Friend: Pippo

    Tom and Pippo go to play in a sandbox and end up making a new friend.... More

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    8th September 1989

    Tom and Pippo in the Snow: Pippo

    After a few tries, Tom and Pippo decide that they can go sledding without Daddy's help.... More

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    1st February 1989

    Tom and Pippo Go Shopping

    Mommy takes Tom and his toy monkey Pippo on a shopping trip.... More

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    28th February 1989

    Tom and Pippo See the Moon

    A young boy asks his father questions about the moon and imagines flying there with his toy monkey.... More

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    1st September 1993

    Helen Oxenbury's ABC of Things

    This stylish alphabet book features all the elements that make Oxenbury's books favorites of children everywhere. Simple... More

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    26th August 1993

    Farmer Duck

    Farmer Duck is no ordinary duck--and this is no ordinary picture book. A glorious and utterly satisfying modern fable il... More

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    26th August 1993

    Farmer Duck

    There was once a duck who lived with a lazy, old farmer. How goes the work? the farmer asked the duck each day as he lay... More

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    26th August 1993

    Farmer Duck

    There was once a duck who lived with a lazy, old farmer. How goes the work? the farmer asked the duck each day as he lay... More

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    26th August 1993

    Farmer Duck

    There was once a duck who lived with a lazy, old farmer. How goes the work? the farmer asked the duck each day as he lay... More

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    23rd March 1995

    Working

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    25th September 1995

    Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

    This is a reversal of the traditional story. It describes how three little wolves find themselves terrorized and their h... More

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    1st September 1987

    Say Goodnight

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    1st September 1987

    All Fall down

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    1st September 1987

    Tickle, Tickle

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    1st September 1987

    Clap Hands

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    1st May 2018

    Clap Hands: A First Book for Babies

    Clap your hands and make some noise with this bright and cheerful board book. The much-loved and cherished babies are b... 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 beautiful... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Check Up

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    28th February 1989

    Tom and Pippo in the Garden

    Helen Oxenbury, our most gifted creator of books for the very young, has done it again with this warm and winning series... More

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