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Allan Ahlberg

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(1938 - )

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg was born in England in 1938. He was adopted into a family in Oldbury in the West Midlands. As a child he loved to read. He finished school at age seventeen. After a series of jobs, culminating in grave-digging, he became an elementary school teacher when he was twenty-two. He met his first wife, the artist Janet Hall at a teacher training college. Their first book, “The Brick Street Boys” was published in 1975. He has written more than 140 books many with other illustrators, including his daugher Jessica.



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Baby Sleeps (1998)

A book about babies for babies. Taken from the popular Baby’s Catalog.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Baby’s Catalogue (1982)

Whimsical drawings of the daily routines of the lives of babies and their parents. Includes some vocabulary words.

This was an Atlantic Monthly Press book.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Bear Nobody Wanted (1992)

The adventures of a teddy bear who was just a bit of a snob, but he was made that way.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Blue Buggy (1998)

Baby learns about colors. This is the U.S. edition of Blue Pram.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Blue Pram (1998)

Baby learns about colors. There is a U.S. edition called “Blue Buggy.”

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Burglar Bill (1977)

Burglar Bill burgles a baby by accident. Then Burglar Betty burgles him!

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Bye Bye Baby (1989)

The baby did not have a mommy so he set out one day to find one. And then he needed a daddy so they both set out to find one.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Cinderella Show (1986)

Town End Primary School puts on a school play.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Clothes Horse and Other Stories (1987)

What if there really were a horse made out of clothes? or a Night Train that brought the night?

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Clowning About (1984)

A fold-out ‘Daisychain’ of clowns with humorous verses.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Andre Amstutz

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The Collected Poems (2008)

Poems that really are poetry.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Charlotte Voake

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Cops and Robbers (1978)

It is Christmas Eve and the robbers of London set out to steal as many toys as they can, but Officer Pugh is on the job.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Doll and Teddy (1998)

Pictures illustrate a baby’s world.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Each Peach Pear Plum (1978)

A game of I Spy with favorite nursery characters.

1978

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Fred’s Dream (1976)

Fred dreams of many things instead of paying attention in class.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Funnybones (1980)

The Skeleton family goes out for a walk, but there is no one to scare.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Good Old Dolls (1984)

A set of fold-out character cards featuring dolls.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Andre Amstutz

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The Good Old Dolls (1984)

A set of fold-out character cards featuring dolls.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Great Marathon Football Match (1976)

The Brick Street boys play a football match that goes on and on and on.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Ha Ha Bonk Book (1982)

A large collection of jokes and riddles.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Here are the Brick Street Boys (1974)

The Brick Street boys just want to play football.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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It was a Dark and Stormy Night (1993)

Antonio has been kidnapped by brigands. Now they demand he tell them a story. Can he use the story to help himself escape from their clutches?

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Janet’s Last Book (1996)

A tribute to illustrator Janet Ahlberg, including many previously unpublished illustrations. This is the cover of the privately printed first limited edition.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (1977)

Jeremiah sets out to find what happened to his grandmother’s tarts and meets some familiar nursery characters along the way, as well as a few not so familiar ones.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Jolly Christmas Postman (1991)

The Jolly Postman is back, delivering Christmas greetings.

1991

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Jolly Pocket Postman (1995)

The Jolly Postman continues on his rounds with letter for Alice, Dorothy and other familiar characters.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Jolly Postman: Or Other People’s Letters (1986)

As the Jolly Postman goes his rounds, we get to read the letters he delivers to famous storybook characters.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Jolly Postman Picture Card Game (1986)

Thirty-six cards with pictures from the Jolly Postman which can be used for a variety of card games, including Snap, Old Maid and Pairs.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Jolly Postman Postcard Collection (1994)

Postcards of thirty famous scenes from the adventures of the Jolly Postman.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Little Worm Book (1979)

Here is more amazing information about our friends the worms.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Mighty Slide (1988)

’The snow has fallen in the night.
The temperature’s exactly right
The playground’s ready, white and wide;
Just waiting for the mighty slide.’

and four other epic poems.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Charlotte Voake

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Monster Munch (1984)

A ‘Daisy Chain’ of six pictures with verses.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Andre Amstutz

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Mr Biff the Boxer (1980)

Mr. Biff and Mr. Bop are in training for the big charity match.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Mrs. Wobble the Waitress (1980)

Mrs. Wobble is too wobbly for the local cafe. So she and Mr. Wobble and the two Wobble children open their own cafe with juggling waiters.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Old Joke Book (1976)

A collection of jokes, cartoons and humorous verse.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The One and Only Two Heads (1979)

Two Heads celebrates its birthday.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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One True Santa (1985)

Six Santas in a ‘Daisy Chain,’ but only one is the real Santa.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Peek-A-Boo! (1981)

A baby’s day from the baby’s point of view.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Peepo! (1981)

A baby’s day from the baby’s point of view.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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A Place to Play (1975)

Further adventures of the Brick Street boys.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Playmates: Slot Book (1984)

Cutouts move in various slots.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Ready, Teddy, Go! (1983)

A ‘Daisychain’ of cut-out teddy bears and rhyming text.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Ready, Teddy, Go! (1984)

A ‘Daisychain’ of cut-out teddy bears and rhyming text.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Rent-a-Robot (1984)

A ‘Daisychain’ featuring six robots with verses.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Andre Amstutz

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Sam the Referee (1986)

More adventures of the Brick Street boys.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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See the Rabbit (1998)

An early book for babies.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Shine a Light (1998)

Shine a flashlight through the cut-outs to project spooky pictures on the wall.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Son of a Gun (1979)

Eight year old Amos Gains, the sheriff’s son, stars in this story of the Old West.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Starting School (1988)

Children go off to school for the first time and we see what goes on throughout the first semester.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Summer Snowmen (1983)

A ‘Daisychain’ with snowmen and humorous verses.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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That’s My Baby! (1983)

A fold-out ‘Daisychain’ of babies with humorous verses.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Two Wheels Two Heads (1979)

The two headed creature from The One and Only Two Heads rides a bike.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Vanishment of Thomas Tull (1977)

When he is seven years old Thomas Tull begin growing backwards.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Which Witch? (1983)

A ‘Daisychain’ featuring six witches and accompanying verses.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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The Worm Book (2000)

This book reveals many surprising facts about our friends the worms.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Yum Yum: Slot Book (1984)

The characters in this book are hungry. Feed them by putting the cutouts into the slots.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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