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Oliver Jeffers

  • 5 stars across 22 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)
    31st July 2014

    The Day The Crayons Quit

    The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver ... More

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    18th August 2015

    The Day The Crayons Came Home

    The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit! Watch out ... More

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    5th September 2013

    The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

    Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's jo... 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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    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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    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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    6th October 2016

    Imaginary Fred

    WINNER OF CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laur... More

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    1st June 2015

    The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

    There's nothing unusual or different about the Brocket family - and they're keen to keep it that way. But when Barnaby B... More

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    1st March 2013

    The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

    There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone diff... 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 April 2016

    Day the Crayons Quit

    The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up ... More

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    1st April 2016

    Day the Crayons Quit

    The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up ... More

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    6th October 2016

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    Bruno doesn't like his new house. He had to leave all his friends behind in Berlin, and there are no children to play wi... More

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    24th October 2016

    The Crayons' Book of Colours

    Learning colours is fun in this entertaining book from the creators of the #1 New York Times Bestsellers, The Day the Cr... More

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    24th October 2016

    The Crayons' Book of Numbers

    Learning to count is fun in this entertaining book of numbers from the creators of the #1 New York Times Bestsellers, Th... More

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    24th October 2016

    The Crayon Box

    Internationally bestselling books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home brought together in an exqu... More

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    8th October 2015

    The Day The Crayons Quit

    The Number One New York Times Bestseller!Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up t... 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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    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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    • Stuck

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