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Janet Ahlberg

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    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

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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

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    30th September 1999

    The Jolly Pocket Postman

    Once more the Jolly Postman rides - and flies - and shrinks! This brilliant book is the third adventure for the Jol... More

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    2nd August 1990

    Starting School

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

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