Early Poetry

  • HCKO Toddlers
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    Illustrated with adorable animal characters, this beautiful board book features retellings of famous nursery rhymes including Hickory, Dickory Dock.

    It has action-packed rhymes including Old MacDonald and soothing lullabies like Rock-a-Bye Baby. Perfect for sharing, all of these tales have flowing text that is an absolute delight for children to hear read aloud.
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    This Little Piggy and many other famous nursery rhymes are featured in this beautifully illustrated board book, that has a die-cut jacket.

    The stories have animal-themed artwork and are perfect for sharing. They all have flowing text that makes them an absolute delight to hear read aloud.
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    3 years +
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    The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is a delight to read aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
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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!
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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+.
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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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    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.
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
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    A Treasury of Songs contains the words for 20 of Julia Donaldon's songs inspired by the likes of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

    The book comes with a CD of Julia performing the songs herself - many of which will be familiar to children if they have been lucky enough to see Julia perform in person.

    Some of the songs and rhymes even have actions to carry out.
  • AADFE 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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    In this wonderful collection of poems, by best-loved and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner, Shirley Hughes, Katie and her little brother Olly go out and about, romping through the changing seasons. They take pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist and even snow. From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood.
  • AAJBG 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 +
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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 +
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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.
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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
  • AMKCJ Toddlers
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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.