Literacy

Early Poetry

  • Dr. Seuss: Classic Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007967421 - Dr Seuss
    DSCC 5 years +
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    From Horton Hears a Who to The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax, Dr. Seuss's stories are timeless, zany and will be enjoyed on countless occasions.

    This slipcased collection contains 20 of his classic stories. Told in rhyme and with eye-catching artwork throughout, you'll be enjoying these crazy and funny tales just as much as the kids.

    Who will be your children's favourite characters?
    Format: paperback
  • CIO2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Commotion In The Ocean is a snappy collection of poems from award-winning team Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. The lively and appealing language makes these poems lots of fun to read aloud. And the vivid illustrations will definitely tickle a funny bone or two. If you enjoyed a Rumble in the Jungle, then you'll love this, and so will your little one!
  • PEX2 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+.
  • BCA2 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.
  • FUO2 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.
  • 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.
  • AAJBG 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Get singing. Listen to the 60-minute CD that contains all fifty rhymes from the book, and have great fun singing along with your child as you follow the words on the page together. Beautifully illustrated with a sprinkle of magic so you can enjoy all your favourite rhymes from "Little Miss Muffet", "Hickory Dickory Dock" to "Ring Around the Rosy" and "Old Mother Hubbard". It is great for sharing at any time of day.
  • AADWD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a great first poetry book; the poems span time, from Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare right up to date with Roger McGough and Michael Rosen. Themes covered, such as mealtimes, playtime, animals, family and bedtime, really appeal to youngreaders.
  • ADSBK 3 years +
    3 years +
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  • ACNFL Toddlers
    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.
  • AEBAG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The collection in The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems brings together some of the most beloved children's poems. Poems such as The Owl and the Pussycat to Us Two and Chocolate Cake will amuse and delight children and adults alike. The collection includes the modern and the classics, from A.A. Milne to Pam Ayres. A great read to get children aged 7 and over into poetry.
  • AFEDC 3 years +
    3 years +
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    In this brilliant collection of traditional rhymes, Quentin Blake is in his element. Come and join him and meet the fabulous Handy spandy (Jack a Dandy), Jack Sprat, Gregory Griggs (with twenty-seven wigs), Terence McDiddler the three-stringer fiddler and many, many more!!
  • AKQVF Babies
    Babies
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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.
  • AAGXQ Toddlers
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    "The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury" is a timeless collection of favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies, poems and stories, featuring well-loved characters, such as Spot, The Snowman and Beatrix Potter's Tom Kitten. Brought to life by some of the most talented children's illustrators, this treasury is perfect for sharing and will make any collection complete.
  • ALHBA 3 years +
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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.
  • AMKJH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    At Home With Sounds and Rhymes is full of learning activities for young children to do at home. If offers a variety of matching activities to help children to learn to read. Sounds are important because they link how we say words to how we write them on a page. Rhymes are important because they show there are patterns of sounds associated with patterns of letters. The activities help children grasp individual letter shapes, associate letters with sounds, look at beginnings, endings and rhyming endings. The fun illustrations encourage using a pencil in a controlled way and improve hand-eye coordination. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in reading for a child's first years at school.
  • ANHUS Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty and One, Two, Three, Four, Five. This is a wonderful book to share, and download the QR code so that you can listen along!
  • ARKNZ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    An engaging Reading and Rhyme activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this English book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful English practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Reading and Rhyme practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning
  • ALVKI
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    This is a lively illustrated collection of over 25 rhymes. It includes timeless verses such as Baa Baa Black Sheep, If You're Happy and You Know It, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Sing a Song of Sixpence. It features well-loved characters such as Little Bo-Peep, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Old MacDonald, Jack and Jill, Old Mother Hubbard, and the Grand Old Duke of York. All of these are brilliantly brought to life in appealing artwork by illustrator Jan Lewis. It is designed for children and grown-ups to enjoy together, with a wipe-clean padded cover and sturdy board pages. This magical treasury is packed with traditional rhymes, all of them accompanied by bright and amusing illustrations. You can meet memorable characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Little Boy Blue and Old King Cole. You can join in with the words of Round and Round the Garden, The Wheels on the Bus, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Lavender's Blue, Rock-a-Bye Baby, and many others. This charming book is ideal for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. It will provide hours of fun for little ones everywhere.
  • AMKCJ
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    The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book contains 800 nursery rhymes and ditties which are the heritage of our oral tradition. All the well-known rhymes are included as well as many rare ones. Special sections are devoted to lullabies and dandling rhymes, toe rhymes, catches, charms, traditional street cries, riddle verses, nursery maxims, and humorous ballads. The text is further enlivened by 600 illustrations, many of them eighteenth- and nineteenth-century woodcuts and engravings.
  • AMLBK 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Find out what happens to the unfortunate Humpty Dumpty, ride with a fine lady to Banbury Cross, watch a cow jump over the moon, listen to Old King Cole's fiddlers, and march with the Duke of York in this wonderful collection of nursery rhymes. Brian Wildsmith has chosen over eighty best-loved rhymes that are full of charm and rhythm, and has illustrated them with great exuberance and imagination. Nursery rhymes are delight to share from one generation to the next and this beautiful book is sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
  • ANHVV Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Young children and babies will love these lullaby bedtime rhymes, including Hey, Diddle Diddle, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Wee Willie Winkie and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
  • ANNAB
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    From "Humpty Dumpty", to "Rock-a-bye Baby", this wonderful collection of nursery rhymes has been beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD is completed with audio recording by Children's TV Presenter Katy Ashworth and robust, easy-to-hold tabs for finding your favourite rhymes. They're a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children.