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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): None

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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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