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Children's Doncaster Read
For August and September
The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson
Her parents, sister and their beloved cat Geoffrey occupied the ground floor, her aunt and uncle the first floor and her grandmother the second floor. She decided she wanted to be a writer when her father gave her a big book of poems for her fifth birthday. Julia can speak many languages and by the age of 19, she was fluent in French, German and Italian.
The Gruffalo, one of Julia Donaldson’s bestsellers, has been translated into over 43 different languages, including Scottish Gaelic.Julia was the Children’s Laureate (2011-2013) and has written 184 books. 64 are available in bookshops. The other 120 titles are used in schools as part of the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.
The Detective Dog was first published in June 2016 and is her 63rd non-series Picture Book to be published.
We have picked The Detective Dog for our August and September Read as it fits in with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge ‘Animal Agents’. Ask for more information about the Challenge in your local library.