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Janet Ahlberg

Janet Ahlberg

  • 5 stars across 7 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 Allan Ahl... MoreEach Peach Pear Plum

(162 reviews) Review
24th September 2015


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

(48 reviews) Review
4th July 2013

The Baby's Catalogue

Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic picture book, The Baby's CatalogueThe bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by... MoreThe Baby's Catalogue

(8 reviews) Review
30th September 1999

The Jolly Pocket Postman: The interactive pocket-sized adventure

Join the Jolly Postman on a mysterious morning round as he SHRINKS to the size of a postage stamp.Can he still deliver h... MoreThe Jolly Pocket Postman: The interactive pocket-sized adventure

(3 reviews) Review
2nd May 2019

Bye Bye Baby: A Sad Story with a Happy Ending

This is a sad story- but it has a very happy ending. Once, there was a baby with no mummy- but he wanted a mummy very mu... MoreBye Bye Baby: A Sad Story with a Happy Ending

(1 review) Review
2nd August 1990

Starting School

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

(0 reviews) Review
19th September 2019

Funnybones book with mix-and-match puzzle

On a dark dark hill There is a dark dark house And in that dark dark house live... The Big Skeleton, the Little S... MoreFunnybones book with mix-and-match puzzle

(0 reviews) Review
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