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About John Burningham

John Burningham was born in 1936. He studied illustration at the Central School of Art. His first children's book, Borka, was published in 1963, and it was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal as the best illustrated book of the year. John Burningham collaborated with Ian Fleming on Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, designing the model of the famous car. He lived in London with his wife Helen Oxenbury, also a well-known author and illustrator. John Burningham died on January 4th, 2019.

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World Hunger Day

lunch... More Would You Rather by John Burningham from Penguin Random House Children's UK

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World Hunger Day

lunch... More Would You Rather by John Burningham from Jonathan Cape

Today

Sunscreen protection day

Mr Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham from Penguin Random House Children's UK - get the sun into what you're reading!

Yesterday

Noise Action Week

Cloudland is a brilliantly noisy read.... by John Burningham from Red Fox

5 days ago

Noise Action Week

A lullaby is a classic read. Why not read these Husherbye by John Burningham from Red Fox.

5 days ago

World Baking Day

Cloudland by John Burningham from Red Fox is a great creative read!

11 days ago

National Share-a-Story Month

Who doesn't love storytime. Curl up with your kids and Come Away From The Water, Shirley. The perfect read for storytime! John Burningham from Red Fox.

12 days ago

National Share-a-Story Month

Who doesn't love storytime. Curl up with your kids and Borka: The Adventures of a Goose With No Feathers. The perfect read for storytime! John Burningham from Red Fox.

12 days ago

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