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Janet Ahlberg

  • 5 stars across 20 books
    Janet Ahlberg Biography
    Janet Hall was born 21st October 1944 in Yorkshire and brought up in Leicester. Janet met her husband, Allan, while enrolled in a teacher training course at Sunderland Technical College and they married in 1969.
    They worked together for 20 years until Janet died in 1994. Allan wrote the books while Janet illustrated them.
     
    The Ahlbergs produced many popular books for a range of ages. Some were aimed at babies and toddlers like Peepo! And The Baby’s Catalogue. For older children, they wrote many books including Burglar Bill, Cops and Robbers and the Funnybones series.
     
    Janet Ahlberg Facts
    Janet and her husband had a daughter, Jessica, who inspired The Baby’s Catalogue.
     
    Janet won two Kate Greenaway Medals for illustration including the 1978 winner Each Peach Pear Plum was named one of the top ten winning works for the 50th anniversary of the Medal (1955–2005).
     
    Our favourite Janet Ahlberg book characters
    Big skeleton, little skeleton and dog skeleton -  from the Funny Bones series
     
    Our favourite Janet Ahlberg Book Quotes
    Here’s a little baby, One, two, three, Sits in his high chair What does he see? (Peepo!)
     
    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 All... More

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    30th September 1999

    The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Once upon a bicycle, so they say The Jolly Postman came one day . . . Join the Jolly Postman on his rounds as he delive... More

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    13th September 2011

    The Jolly Christmas Postman

    It's Christmas Eve and the JOLLY POSTMAN is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters - there's a card for B... More

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    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

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    28th March 2011

    Peepo!

    Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to ... More

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    24th September 2015

    Funnybones

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

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    4th July 2013

    Starting School

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic, Starting School. From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Baby's Catalogue

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic picture book, The Baby's Catalogue The bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue ... More

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    30th July 1998

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

    A small boy who has been kidnapped by brigands, passes a dark and stormy night in their cave weaving for them incredible... More

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    28th September 2017

    Funnybones: The Collection

    Penguin presents Funny Bones: The Collection by Allan Ahlberg, read by Stephen Mangan. An audio collec... More

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    27th September 1984

    The Baby's Catalogue

    This paperback edition of the bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife pictu... More

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    25th March 1982

    The Ha Ha Bonk Book

    The Ha Ha Bonk Book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is jam-packed with brilliant jokes! This Young Puffin joke book ... More

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    1st September 1993

    Dechrau'r Ysgol

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    29th April 1999

    Jeremiah in the Dark Woods

    Once upon a time there were three bears, seven dwarfs, five gorillas, a frog prince, some sleeping beauties, a wolf, a d... More

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    1st January 2015

    Baby's Big Box of Little Books

    Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating thin... More

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    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

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    2nd August 1990

    Starting School

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg's "Starting School" is required reading for children and parents. "Starting School" by Janet and... More

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    29th May 1997

    Peek-a-Boo!

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