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Helen Oxenbury

  • 5 stars across 91 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)
    3rd January 2019

    We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family ... More

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    1st January 2017

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illust... More

    (31 reviews)
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    7th February 2011

    Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    Nothing is sweeter, as everyone knows, than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes! All over the world, babies are diff... More

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    6th April 2017

    The Giant Jumperee

    Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'M THE GIANT... More

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    3rd September 2018

    The Giant Jumperee

    Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'M THE GIANT ... More

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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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    6th October 2016

    Time Now to Dream

    "What's that noise?" said Jack. "It's coming from the forest," said Alice. "Let's go and see!" From Helen Oxenbury, ... More

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    1st October 2014

    When Charley Met Granpa

    Dear Granpa ... When are you coming to see Charley? Bring a big suitcase and stay a long time and I'll meet you at the s... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Open the cover and step into Wonderland as you've never seen it before! This retelling of Lewis Carroll's classic tale h... More

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    29th January 2015

    Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig

    The classic fight between pigs and wolves as you've never seen it before! A subversive and hilarious take on the well-lo... More

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    1st March 2008

    So Much!

    A tender and humorous look at modern family life, with exuberant art from the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt.... More

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    1st April 2009

    Alice Through the Looking-Glass

    Walker Ilustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated b... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Captain Jack and the Pirates

    From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book... More

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    1st October 2013

    Charley's First Night

    A book about friendship, new beginnings and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. This story tells of ... More

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    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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    27th April 2007

    Say Goodnight

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    1st June 1998

    The Tale of Little Red Riding Hood

    The aristocratic Boronski family live in Siberia in the years before the Russian Revolution, and a lazy, snobbish, spoil... More

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    5th September 2013

    Bardal Feirmeora (Farmer Duck)

    A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy old farmer in this classic tale of justice from acclaimed Irish wri... More

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    16th August 2000

    An Croitear

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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 November 2009

    The Complete Alice

    A multi-award-winning classic and its timeless sequel in a beautiful box set. For over a hundred years, Lewis Carroll's... 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 t... 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 September 2011

    There's Going to Be a Baby

    From two of the world's best-loved picture-book creators, an absolute gem for new-siblings-to-be. When is the baby comi... More

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    5th May 2008

    The Growing Story

    A classically beautiful picture book from Helen Oxenbury and Ruth Krauss. Share the universal experience of growing up... More

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    1st February 2000

    Farmer Duck

    This collection of dramatic versions of favourite stories, retold by Vivian French - with illustrations from the origina... More

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    1st November 2006

    Alice Boxed Set

    For over a hundred years, Lewis Carroll's classic stories of logic and lunacy have delighted young and old alike. Abunda... More

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    1st May 2005

    Farmer Duck Book & Cd Pack

    A delightful CD and midi hardback pack of a picture book classic! "How goes the work?" called the farmer. The duck answe... 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 March 2000

    Farmer Duck

    "Story Plays" are dramatic versions of favourite stories, retold by Vivian French and suitable for reading aloud. The pl... More

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    1st October 1999

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Helen Oxenbury's interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic story has all the qualities that make her picture books so we... More

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    1st November 2002

    Big Mama Makes The World

    A joyous, lyrical, rousing creation story like no other you've ever read. When Big Mama made the world, she didn't mess ... More

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    6th August 2001

    Farmer Duck

    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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    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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    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 beautifully... More

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    20th August 2019

    Red Riding Hood

    "Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty - so pretty as never was seen . . ." So begins Beatri... More

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