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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

    (148 reviews)
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    2nd October 2014

    The Jolly Christmas Postman

    A special edition of this classic picture book to celebrate its 30th anniversary - with festive foil on the cover! ... More

    (60 reviews)
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    30th September 1999

    The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Read and play with The Jolly Postman - Janet and Allan Ahlberg's much-loved classic The Jolly Postman or Other ... More

    (56 reviews)
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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

    (41 reviews)
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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, cha... More

    (27 reviews)
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    7th April 2011

    Peepo!

    40 years of Peepo! Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Peepo... More

    (17 reviews)
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    4th July 2013

    Starting School

    Are you starting school? How exciting! Following a number of children's first experiences, this picture book ta... More

    (14 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

    (7 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

    (5 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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