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Books By Oliver Jeffers - Author

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories. 

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

Photo credit Caroline Tompkins

Author's Website: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/

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Where to Hide a Star

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Pre-order. 10th October 2024

£13.49 £14.99

The Boy

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

The Way Back Home

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Up and Down

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

An Alphabet of Stories

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

Pre-order. 8th July 2024

£7.19 £7.99

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

This Moose Belongs to Me

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

A Little Stuck

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

What We’ll Build

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Begin Again

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Meanwhile Back on Earth

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

Your Life On Earth

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Book of Colours

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Book of Opposites

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

There's a Ghost in this House

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

Book of Numbers

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£6.29 £6.99

What We'll Build

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

The Fate of Fausto

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

A Little Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

What's the Opposite?

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

None the Number

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Once Upon an Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

It Wasn't Me

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

How to Catch a Star

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

How to Catch a Star

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

This Moose Belongs to Me

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The New Jumper

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Stuck

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Stuck

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

The Great Paper Caper

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

How to Catch a Star

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Oliver Jeffers

Mixed media product

Not Available

It Wasn't Me

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

Up and Down

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

Not Available

This Moose Belongs to Me

Oliver Jeffers

Mixed media product

Not Available

Once there was a boy...

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£22.50 £25.00

What's the Opposite?

Oliver Jeffers

Mixed media product

Not Available

An Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

Not Available

Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99