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Janet Ahlberg

  • 5 stars across 19 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

    (81 reviews)
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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 hi... More

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    13th September 2011

    The Jolly Christmas Postman

    It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters. He... 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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    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

    (14 reviews)
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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 c... More

    (12 reviews)
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    10th January 2011

    Starting School

    (8 reviews)
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    25th October 2007

    My First Time: Starting School

    This is one in a series of books on social issues for young children exploring first experiences. When he comes to start... More

    (8 reviews)
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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 ... More

    (4 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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