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Allan Ahlberg

Allan has been delighting children of all ages for more than thirty years. Classic characters like Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman have become firm favourites with a generation of children who are now reading them to their own offspring. Innovative, funny and moving, his work encompasses storybooks, picture books, easy readers, joke books and novels as well as poems.

Many of his books were collaborations with his wife, Janet, an illustrator, and they quickly became one of Britain’s leading author/illustrator teams.

Influenced by comics and cartoons, their perfect partnership went on to produce masterpieces including Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum and The Baby’s Catalogue.

Janet sadly died in 1994, but Allan has gone on to work with other illustrators and is still producing lots of new books.

Books by Allan Ahlberg

  • Burglar Bill

    Burglar Bill

  • Burglar Bill with FREE Cops and Robbers Mini Edition

    Burglar Bill with FREE Cops and Robbers Mini Edition

  • Cops and Robbers

    Cops and Robbers

  • Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book)

    Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book)

  • Funnybones

    Funnybones

  • Master Bun the Bakers' Boy

    Master Bun the Bakers' Boy

  • Master Bun the Bakers' Boy

    Master Bun the Bakers' Boy

  • Master Money the Millionaire

    Master Money the Millionaire

  • Master Money the Millionaire

    Master Money the Millionaire

  • Master Salt the Sailors' Son

    Master Salt the Sailors' Son

  • Master Track's Train

    Master Track's Train

  • Master Track's Train

    Master Track's Train

  • Miss Brick the Builders' Baby

    Miss Brick the Builders' Baby

  • Miss Brick the Builders' Baby

    Miss Brick the Builders' Baby

  • Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

    Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

  • Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

    Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

  • Miss Dose the Doctors' Daughter

    Miss Dose the Doctors' Daughter

  • Miss Jump the Jockey

    Miss Jump the Jockey

  • Miss Jump the Jockey

    Miss Jump the Jockey

  • Mr and Mrs Hay the Horse

    Mr and Mrs Hay the Horse

  • Mr Biff the Boxer

    Mr Biff the Boxer

  • Mr Biff the Boxer

    Mr Biff the Boxer

  • Mr Buzz the Beeman

    Mr Buzz the Beeman

  • Mr Cosmo the Conjuror

    Mr Cosmo the Conjuror

  • Mr Creep the Crook

    Mr Creep the Crook

  • Mr Creep the Crook

    Mr Creep the Crook

  • Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop

    Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop

  • Mrs Lather's Laundry

    Mrs Lather's Laundry

  • Mrs Plug the Plumber

    Mrs Plug the Plumber

  • Mrs Vole the Vet

    Mrs Vole the Vet

  • Mrs Vole the Vet

    Mrs Vole the Vet

  • Mrs Wobble the Waitress

    Mrs Wobble the Waitress

  • Mrs Wobble the Waitress

    Mrs Wobble the Waitress

  • Mr Tick the Teacher

    Mr Tick the Teacher

  • Ms Cliff the Climber

    Ms Cliff the Climber

  • Peepo! (Board Book)

    Peepo! (Board Book)

  • Peepo! (Board Book)

    Peepo! (Board Book)

  • The Jolly Christmas Postman

    The Jolly Christmas Postman

  • The Jolly Postman

    The Jolly Postman

Awards

Allan’s work has been recognised by many of the top awards in children’s books, including The Red House Children’s Book Award for The Jolly Postman, The Man Who Wore All of His Clothes and The Pencil.