Primary School Poetry Books

  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
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    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

    Format: paperback
  • CNA2 5 years +
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    Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat in response to a plea to make first reading books for young children more entertaining and appealing to read. The madcap illustrations and wild exuberance of The Cat in the Hat verses certainly fit the brief, and this picture book version of the rhyming classic introduces the craziness to an even younger audience from 3+. If your youngster loves Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, then they will relish the silly madness of The Cat in the Hat.
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    Fans of The Jolly Postman, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum by the Ahlbergs will adore the retro feel of Janet's illustrations and Allan's simple text in The Baby's Catalogue.

    A lovely book to share with little ones as it shows clever babies absorbed in an entertaining assortment of everyday activities, the book is full of tons of chuckle-worthy moments that will make Mum and Dad smile, too.

    If your baby is just starting to point and name familiar objects, then they'll love this gorgeous board book, which marks The Baby's Catalogue's 30th anniversary.
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    The beautiful, nostalgic illustrations and gentle rhyming verses of Janet and Allan Ahlberg's Peepo! will charm babies and toddlers, not to mention parents, grandparents and babysitters, too.

    This sturdy board book version of the best-loved classic is ideal for introducing your young baby to games of 'peepo' and little ones will be entranced by the sing-song verses and cheeky baby peeping from the pages in the book.

    This is a lovely gift for parents and their babies and it's suitable for ages from 0+.
  • BMUEU 7 years +
    7 years +
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    How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground. Whether you already write poems, you've never written before, or you're not even sure what a poem is - this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry. Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!
  • ASYSO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once upon a time). There's poor Cindy whose heart was torn to shreds, because her Prince, he chops off heads! Snow White's dwarfs although awfully nice, are guilty of one shocking vice...And what becomes of Goldilocks, that nasty thieving little louse, when she goes sneaking around the three bear's house...Listen to REVOLTING RHYMES and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.
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    Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help with spelling, and being to write their own rhymes! Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the Primary curriculum, and the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is a perfect way to get into rhyme.
  • AADWE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is a wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the UK. Roger McGough made the final selection and wrote the introduction.
  • AIUER 5 years +
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    In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry. This beautiful collection would also make a wonderful gift.
  • ADPAF 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This is the first book in the "Funnybones" series and introduces the skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. They live in a dark dark cellar of a dark dark house on a dark dark hill and so the word repetition continues through this lighthearted story for early readers. The skeletons venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, but everyone is in bed so they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals that live in the zoo.
  • ALKSL 3 years +
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    This is Janet and Allan Ahlberg's hilarious picture book, "Cops and Robbers". "Cops and Robbers" is an entertaining picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of "Peepo!" Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave Officer Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains - all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: "Burglar Bill"; "Cops and Robbers"; "Each Peach Pear Plum"; "The One and Only Two Heads"; "Son of a Gun"; "The Little Worm Book"; "Two Wheels Two Heads"; "Funny Bones"; "A Pair of Sinners"; "Happy Families"; "Peepo!" ; "The Ha Ha Bonk Book"; "Help Your Child to Read"; "Ten in a Bed"; "Please mrs Butler"; "Daisy Chains"; "Yum Yum"; "Playmates"; "Foldaways"; "Woof"; "The Cinderella Show"; "The Jolly Postman"; "The Jolly Christmas Postman"; "The Jolly Pocket Postman"; "The Clothes Horse and Other Stories"; "The Mighty Slide"; "Starting School"; "Heard it in the Playground"; "The Bear Nobody Wanted"; "It was a Dark and Stormy Night"; "The Giant Baby"; "Baby Sleeps"; "Blue Buggy"; "Doll and Teddy"; "See the Rabbit"; "Please Mrs Butler"; "The Better Brown Stories"; "The Boyhood of Burglar Bill".
  • AHAUW 7 years +
    7 years +
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    "The Ha Ha Bonk Book" by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is jam-packed with brilliant jokes! This "Young Puffin" joke book is full of good jokes to tell your dad, mum, your baby brother, your teacher and anybody else you can think of, such as: What goes ha ha bonk? A man laughing his head off; What goes 99 bonk? A centipede with a wooden leg; What goes putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt? A bad golfer and lots more besides...Allan Ahlberg - a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and gravedigger - is in the super-league of children's writers with sales exceeding 17 million and library borrowings of 13 million. In collaboration with his late wife, Janet, he has published many enduring titles, among them "Each Peach Pear Plum", "Peepo!", "Burglar Bill" and "The Jolly Postman". In addition he has written novels, collections of stories, sets of easy-readers and joke books.
  • AEAUL 7 years +
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    Please Mrs. Butler is a witty collection of poems about school written by award- and prize-winning poet Allan Ahlberg.

    The poems cover a range of recognisable topics that will be enjoyed by everyone: the problems of copycats, bickering, picking teams, and forming gangs.

    Throughout the book there are beautiful illustrations by Fritz Wegner, which are perfect at complementing the hilarious and poignant verses.
  • AQAUC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This inspiring collection of poems is written by award-winning author and poet Valerie Bloom MBE.

    Ranging from global pollution, problems with maths homework and the sad demise of pet frogs, Valerie's poems cover a variety of subjects and are full of energy!
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    The first collected and annotated edition of Carroll's brilliant, witty poems, edited by Gillian Beer. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...' wrote Lewis Carroll in his wonderfully playful poem of nonsense verse, 'Jabberwocky'. This new edition collects together the marvellous range of Carroll's poetry, including nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, and more. Alongside the title piece are such enduringly wonderful pieces as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'The Mock Turtle's Song', 'Father William' and many more. This edition also includes notes, a chronology and an introduction by Gillian Beer that discusses Carroll's love of puzzles and wordplay and the relationship of his poetry with the Alice books. "Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical". (Times Literary Supplement). Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was appointed lecturer in mathematics in 1855, and where he spent the rest of his life. In 1861 he took deacon's orders, but shyness and a stammer prevented him from seeking the priesthood. His most famous works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), were originally written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of his college. Charles Dodgson died of bronchitis in 1898. Gillian Beer is King Edward VII Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Cambridge and past President of Clare Hall College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Among her works are Darwin's Plots (1983; third edition, 2009), George Eliot (1986), Arguing with the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney (1989), Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (1996) and Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground (1996).
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    The cat himself knows and will never confess...To celebrate Old Possum's 75th anniversary we have commissioned lively new illustrations from Rebecca Ashdown for T.S. Eliot's original book of Practical Cats. Featuring Macavity, the Mystery Cat; Mr Mistofelees, the Original Conjuring Cat; Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer and all the gang, this is a must for every child's bookshelf and is a great companion to the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage show.
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    Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWI from different standpoints. It records the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery, friendship and loyalty of the soldiers, and the heartbreak, disillusionment and regret as the war went on to damage a generation. It includes poems from Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon, Edward Thomas, Laurence Binyon, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and many more. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the 'Great War', which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.
  • AADFE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is a celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing, including poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Charles Causley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Brian Patten, Allan Ahlberg and Kit Wright. Each poet's work is illustrated by a different artist such as Emma Chichester Clark, Fritz Wegner and Korky Paul.
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    Pippa loves staying with her Aunty Peggy. She loves going for walks, whether it's sunshiney or cold - long, wandering walks where her wellies take her. Follow Pippa into the beautiful countryside as her day unfolds, and the wildlife, animals and people she encounters are complemented by relevant poems from some of our greatest authors. Part poetry anthology, part child's scrapbook, this is a truly lavish project designed to instil a love of language in young children.
  • AKQVF 3 years +
    3 years +
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    All your favourite nursery rhymes seen as never before with a cast of cute and cuddly dinosaurs playing the leading roles! With favourite nursery rhymes including Oh the Grand Old Duke of York and Little Miss Muffet, as well as singalong classics such as the Wheels on the Bus and If You're Happy and You Know It, children will love this adorable and unique collection - rhyme time has never been such fun! Contains: Row, row, row your boat; Oh, the Grand old Duke of York; Little Miss Muffet; Jack and Jill; Doctor Foster; One, two buckle my shoe; The Wheels on the Bus; Round and round the garden; Mary, Mary; Humpty Dumpty; I'm a Little teapot; If you're happy and you know it; Lavender's blue; Ring a ring a roses; Twinkle Twinkle and Rock-a-bye Baby.
  • ACNFL Toddlers
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    This beautiful classic book of rhymes is filled with all the songs and verses you will remember from childhood, and will want to pass on to a new generation of children. The cover is padded, giving it a soft nursery feel, and there are useful tabs dividing the rhymes into three sections, classic rhymes, action rhymes and night-time lullabies. Beatrix Potter's detailed original illustrations are sure to bring back happy early memories for parents and carers, and grandparents too.
  • AHRDV 7 years +
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    The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding- Riding-riding- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. In Alfred Noyes's thrilling poem, charged with drama and tension, we ride with the highwayman and recoil from the terrible fate that befalls him and his sweetheart Bess, the landlord's daughter. The vivid imagery of the writing is matched by Charles Keeping's haunting illustrations which won him the Kate Greenaway Medal. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the breath-taking detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new cover.
  • AHRES 7 years +
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    Four gray walls, and four gray towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of Shalott. Tennyson's romantic poem, full of atmosphere and emotion, tells the story of the mysterious Lady of Shalott. In this exquisite illustrated edition, Charles Keeping's evocative pictures take us to Camelot, a fabled world of knights and castles, to witness the cursed life and tragic death of a beautiful but doomed maiden. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the inspiring detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new cover.
  • ACKUI 4 years +
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    This is a comic collection of verse from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates. From the chaos of breakfast and to the calm of bedtime, this quirky collection of nonsense poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake is full of delightful moments. Read of the pleasures of messing about and the pains of feeling ill, of animal antics down at the doctor's and strange goings-on on the beach...All this and a trip on a flying bed too.