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Primary School Poetry Books

  • Are We Nearly There Yet? and Other Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509891474
    AWTY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Our 10 hilarious poetry anthologies, featuring favourite Macmillan poets, are perfect for getting children excited about reading and writing poems.

    Joys of every kind are packed into this wonderful, funny collection of poetry. Chosen by some of the biggest names in children's poetry this collection will introduce young children to some of the funniest, silliest and most memorable words in verse.

    Ideal to dip into, to read from cover to cover or to learn by heart, this collection is perfect for newly confident readers.

    Format: paperback
  • Puffin Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376288 - Michael Rosen et al
    PUFP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Including laugh-out-loud anthologies from authors including Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan and Gervase Phinn, this 10-book collection will show children just how funny poetry can be.

    Centrally Heated Knickers introduces children to the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and hot underwear; while Friendly Matches is a selection of football-based sonnets, rhyming couplets and poems.

    The Day Our Teacher Went Batty is a collection of poems based around familiar themes for children including crazy teachers. Very funny and extremely clever, these books are great for children who want to get into poetry.
  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (43)
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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 +
    5 years +
    (1)
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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.
  • FUO2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    There was a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - woof! Well-loved author Allan Ahlberg teamed up with Andre Amstutz to create this hilarious collection of skeleton stories, featuring The Ghost Train, Bumps in the Night and Skeleton Crew in one bumper book.

    Full of jokes and with a simple, repetitive text that will help build reading skills, Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-rattling Collection! will appeal to young children and entertain parents or family members who remember the classic animated TV series.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • BCA2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
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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.
  • MVY2 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy is a combination of two books of poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    Readers who love the dottiness of Quentin Blake's Mr Magnolia will be thrilled by this crazy collection, which comes complete with a CD in which Michael Rosen reads his poems. This is definitely a must-have collection of poetry for every youngster's bookshelf. From 5+.
  • WPZ2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Journey to Hundred Acre Wood with this quality reprint of A.A. Milne's classic stories that have been pored over for generations. Featuring the wonderful original colour illustrations from E.H. Shepard, this enjoyable collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories is a must-have for every child's - and grown-up's - bookshelf.

    Beautifully presented, this charming book includes the timeless adventures of Pooh Bear and his much-loved friends, and this collectable edition of tales sees the Bear for All Ages get into a tight place, nearly catch a Woozle, and discover the wrong sort of honey - amongst many other things!

    A gift that is sure to be cherished by any young reader.
  • PEX2 Babies
    Babies
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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.
  • AJRCY 5 years +
    5 years +
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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 +
    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.
  • AEBBT 3 years +
    3 years +
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    In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands -- Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.
  • ALKSL 3 years +
    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 +
    7 years +
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    This witty collection of poems about school is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone: the candid revelations in a pupil's newsbook, the problem of copycats, bickering, making up, swaps, picking teams, and forming gangs. Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses. "Please Mrs Butler" was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.
  • ALWTM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. O, the rising of the sun And the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir. This festive collection of classic and brand-new poems celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Decorated in full-colour by Axel Scheffler. 'Celebrates everything from snow and stockings to the Nativity story and its associated wonder'. TES
  • APVBV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Like poems? Love rhymes? Then this is the book for you! Stuffed with brilliant rhyming poems written by Roger Stevens, with the help of some classic and contemporary poets from Gerard Benson to Hilaire Belloc, this book is all about celebrating the rhyme. It's packed with fascinating facts about how different kinds of rhymes work, and there's a bonus section full of tips and tricks on how to write brilliant rhyming poems. Packed with fantastic rhymes and all kinds of verse, this great collection by Roger Stevens takes the reader on a rhyming, rhythmic journey to discover just how fun messing about with rhymes can be.
  • AQAUC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    When de July sun hot like fire, Den I have jus' one desire, To run down to de shop an' buy a Kisko pop. The World Is Sweet and Hot Like Fire published in one volume for the first time. Valerie Bloom's poetry is beautifully crafted yet full of energy and fun. Her mixed use of standard English and dialect is a delight to read and hear. Children love reading and listening to her work! Valerie's subjects range from global pollution, problems with maths homework and the sad demise of pet frogs (he croaked of course) to taking sandwiches to school and being afraid of ghosts.
  • AILMG
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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.