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Oliver Jeffers

  • 5 stars across 46 books
    Oliver Jeffers Biography
    Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish illustrator and writer whose hand writing itself is as distinctive as his style: encompassing childhood creativity and imagination. Oliver’s works seem to emerge straight out of a lost part of us, one we see in our children and want to nurture. From his quirky illustrative work such as Imaginary Fred, to his abstract books with a fairy-tale feel (The Heart and the Bottle and The Great Paper Caper etc.), a child would be thrilled with the chance to enter the mind of such a brilliant creator!

    Oliver is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives and works in Brooklyn. He has won many awards including the Irish Book Award's Children's Book of the Year for his picture book The Incredible Book Eating Boy (2007). He has made it onto the New York Times Bestseller List, and his art has been exhibited around the world.

    His up-and-coming picture book, Here we are, is dedicated to his son.

    Oliver Jeffers Facts
    The Day The Crayons Quit reached No.1 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

    Oliver is an accomplished artist, regularly exhibiting his art in major cities worldwide, which is lucky as he loves travelling.

    Our favourite Oliver Jeffers Book Characters
    Duncan - from The Day The Crayons Quit
    Floyd - from Stuck
    Stanley Potts - from The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

    Our favourite Oliver Jeffers Book Quotes
    "Hey Duncan, it's me red crayon. We need to talk. You make me work harder than any of your other crayons" (The Day The Crayons Quit)
    3rd May 2005

    How to Catch a Star

    An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully ... More

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    1st September 2011

    Stuck

    Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from awar... More

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    2nd May 2006

    Lost and Found

    New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeff... More

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    1st September 2016

    A Child of Books

    A beautiful, poignant and timely manifesto for the myriad rewards of reading and sharing the enjoyment of stories. Winn... More

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    5th September 2005

    Lost and Found

    A wonderful story about the meaning of loneliness and the importance of friendship.One day a penguin arrives on a boy's ... More

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    30th August 2012

    This Moose Belongs to Me

    WINNER of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens'... More

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    4th September 2006

    The Incredible Book Eating Boy

    The mouth-wateringly irresistible tale of a boy's insatiable hunger! Henry loves books... but not like y... More

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    30th April 2009

    The Great Paper Caper

    Exciting new cover reissue of this funny forest story, from award-winning, internationally bestselling picture book cr... More

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    28th April 2011

    Up and Down

    New cover reissue of this magical sequel to Lost and Found from award-winning international bestselling picture book c... More

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    22nd September 2014

    Once Upon an Alphabet

    WINNER OF THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEARA flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Olive... More

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    14th November 2017

    Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

    #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provo... More

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    2nd September 2010

    The Heart and the Bottle

    Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting t... More

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    26th April 2012

    Stuck

    Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck in a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from aw... More

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    23rd May 2016

    A Little Stuck

    A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' laugh-out-loud classic, Stuck. Floyd gets his ... More

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    27th March 2014

    The Way Back Home

    An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found. Now available in gorg... More

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    11th October 2012

    The Hueys - The New Jumper

    Introducing the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters in a hilarious new series from internationally bestsel... More

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    28th July 2016

    What's the Opposite?

    A comic visual exploration of opposites, from prize-winning, internationally best-selling picture book maker, Oliver J... More

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    27th April 2015

    None the Number

    The Hueys have an important question about counting in this hilarious new book from international bestselling, award-w... More

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    8th May 2014

    The Hueys - None the Number

    The Hueys have an important question about counting in this hilarious new book from international bestselling, award-win... More

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    1st September 2001

    It Wasn't Me

    When Ronan, the school bully, turns his attentions to Jack, Jack knows he has to think fast to save his skin. He comes u... More

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    1st September 2010

    Up and Down

    In this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally best-selling picture book Lost and Found, we re-visit the boy and... More

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    25th April 2013

    It Wasn't Me

    Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustra... More

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    18th September 2012

    The New Jumper

    Introducing the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters in a hilarious new series from internationally bestsel... More

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    3rd November 2008

    Lost and Found Gift Set

    Set sail on an exciting adventure with your very own penguin in this magical gift set. There once was a ... More

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    30th March 2015

    Mach is Dachaidh

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    22nd June 2015

    Lost and Found

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    22nd June 2015

    Up and Down

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    22nd September 2014

    How to Catch a Star (Limited edition)

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of How to Catch a Star by internationally bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeff... More

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    30th August 2012

    Up and Down

    A miniature hardback edition of this fantastic sequel to Lost and Found, by internationally bestselling author/illustr... More

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    22nd September 2014

    Once there was a boy...: Boxed Set

    An irresistible little library slipcase containting four fabulous stories by internationally acclaimed, award-winning ... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Lost and Found: The Story of the Film

    New film tie-in edition of the award-winning picture book about an unlikely friendship that forms against all the odds... More

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    1st November 2007

    How To Catch A Star: Star-Gazer Gift Set

    Catch you very own star with the fabulous star gazer gift set - out of this world! Once there was a boy,... More

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    28th March 2013

    Once there was a boy...

    A must-have for all Oliver Jeffers fans, this CD unites all four Boy stories for the first time. Read by Paul ... More

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    25th April 2013

    The Hueys - It Wasn't Me

    Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustra... More

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    22nd August 2016

    An Alphabet

    Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this irresistible board book... More

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    28th June 2018

    An Alphabet

    Oliver Jeffers - award-winning, international bestselling author and illustrator - brings the alphabet to life in this... More

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    19th October 2017

    An Alphabet

    Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this irresistible board book... More

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    3rd May 2018

    An Alphabet of Stories

    The alphabet is gloriously brought to life by international best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. This be... More

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    25th March 2009

    Lost And Found

    Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door...so begins the magical adventure of the boy and the pen... More

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    25th January 2018

    A Little Paper Caper

    A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' original whodunit The Great Paper Caper. There... More

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    1st March 2009

    Lost and Found Drawing and Colouring Book

    Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door...'Lost and Found' is a firm favourite with picture book... More

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    1st March 2010

    How to Catch a Star: Drawing and Colouring Book

    A beautiful activity book based on the best-loved picture book story. Draw and colour pictures from the exciting adventu... More

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    18th October 2018

    The Boy: His Stories and How They Came to be

    A spectacular collection of four much-loved modern classics from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling... More

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