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Allan Ahlberg

33 children’s books by the writer

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath. Emma Chichester Clark studied art at the Royal College of Art. She has worked as a freelancer for magazines, publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, but now dedicates most of her time to children's books.

3+ years

Y Bensel

Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman

Y Bensel

A Welsh adaptation of The Pencil, a powerful story about a pencil that draws pictures but, after being criticised about mistakes in the pictures, it draws a rubber which rubs out the good things as well as the mistakes! Is ...

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2-5 years

Kicking a Ball

Allan Ahlberg, Sebastien Braun

Kicking a Ball

For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! 'Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No - kicking a ball Is what I like.' 'What I like best ...

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3+ years

Hooray for bread

Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman

Hooray for bread

Three cheers for bread, HIP-HIP-HOORAY! Early in the morning the baker bakes a lovely loaf of bread. SO lovely, in fact, that by the time the sun goes down it's been gobbled up! Every. Last. Slice. Who eats it ...

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3+ years

Previously

Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman

Previously

This is an inventive, topsy-turvy, back-to-front story of fairytale characters and what they did...previously. Do you know what Jack was doing before he climbed the beanstalk? Or what Jack and Jill were arguing about before they went up the ...

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3-5 years

Mrs Vole the Vet

Allan Ahlberg, Emma Chichester Clark

Mrs Vole the Vet

Mrs Vole the vet has one son, two daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband. Really, she has everything she needs and she works very hard - no job is too big, too small or too high - but her children ...

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3-5 years

Master Track's Train

Allan Ahlberg, Andre Amstutz

Master Track's Train

Here is an announcement! The train approaching platform two is full of stolen goods...Mr Track is the train driver, and Mrs Track is the driver's wife. Toby Track is their little boy and he is exceptionally good at ...

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3-5 years

Miss Jump the Jockey

Allan Ahlberg

Miss Jump the Jockey

Miss Jump the Jockey is a hilarious picture book by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Miss Josie Jump the jockey can't wait to gallop in a race like her mum, her brother and even her grandma, but everyone ...

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3-5 years

Master Money the Millionaire

Allan Ahlberg

Master Money the Millionaire

Master Money the Millionaire is a hilarious book by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Master Money is a very rich little boy indeed. When he's only four years old, he finds buried treasure in his garden. When ...

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