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Michael Rosen

An author of over 140 books, Michael Rosen (born 7 may, 1946 in Harrow) is also a poet, performer, scriptwriter and broadcaster. The Children's Laureate between 2007 and 2009, he started his career as a graduate trainee at the BBC and published Mind your Own Business, his first book of poetry for children, in 1974.

Widely credited with bringing more contemporary poetry into the lives of children, he collaborated with illustrator Helen Oxenbury on the Nestle Smarties Book Prize-winning We're Going on a Bear Hunt in 1989. Michael gained an MA in children's literature in 1993 and now lives in London with his wife and children.



Michael Rosen Books

  • Puffin Poetry Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376288 - Michael Rosen et al
    PUFP 7 years +
    Michael Rosen et al
    7 years +
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    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.
  • 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+.
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Backpack and 3 Book Collection - Collection - 9781406375824 - Michael Rosen
    BHBP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children can store everything they need for their next bear hunt with this incredible backpack inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic story.

    The backpack is filled with fun stuff including a paperback edition of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, a colouring book and an activity book.

    A classic picture book, this is a beautiful gift bundle for any children who like to splish and splosh their way through the forest to find that elusive bear.
  • OXN2 3 years +
    Michael Rosen
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    Award-winning children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, has a perfect sing-song verse for plodding along to on a family walk.

    Learning the words off by heart should be compulsory for children and grown-ups! Helen Oxenbury's illustrations beautifully capture the obstacles of squelchy mud and splishy-splashy river.

    The fabulous text and pictures are totally in tune and this simple book will have young children returning to it again and again.
  • A Great Big Cuddle - Hardback - 9781406343199 - Michael Rosen
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    Michael Rosen
    Toddlers
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    We're Going On a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell come together to showcase just how exciting poetry can be in this beautiful book.

    Michael's poems fizz off the page with sound, rhythm, energy and laughter while Chris' evocative illustrations have a warming, traditional feel that complements the flowing rhymes perfectly.

    Suitable for very young children, the poems focus on popular themes including children, toys, animals and made-up creatures and there is a universal appeal running throughout which makes this a book that will be returned to and enjoyed time and time again.
  • BHN2 3 years +
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    'We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too?'

    For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Presented here in board book form, it's a bear-illiant, rhyming story that children will absolutely love!

    Children will love to follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. But are they ready for the surprise that awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest?
  • ATGGD
    Michael Rosen
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    A pocket-sized pop-up of the award-winning picture book classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
  • QUE2 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
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    Michael Rosen's Sad Book has won several awards for its honest and sensitive look at sadness, how it feels, and what to do to cope with the feelings.

    The author looks into his own unhappiness caused by the death of his son Eddie and offers insight and experience to help young readers dealing with complicated emotions.

    A simple, touching book with thoughtful illustrations by Quentin Blake.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AADYA
    Michael Rosen
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    From Agard to Zephaniah, the very best of children's poetry from the very best of children's poets appears in this wonderful and exciting anthology edited by Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate. Coinciding with his laureateship and a very welcome public promotion of the need for children's poetry in our education system, this future classic for Puffin will delight readers young and old, and make the perfect gift.
  • AFMAE
    Michael Rosen
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    A very happy bear hears the sounds of the city from his quiet home by the sea and decides to find out what city life is like. Buying the ticket and travelling on the train is all very exciting. And so is the city! But after a while the bear finds the city a little too noisy and a little too busy - and people are beginning to laugh at him. He feels very sad and alone, until four children find him and show him the way home, with much fun along the way. A perfect book for reading aloud, with just the right amount of excitement before a wonderfully calming ending - just right for reading before bedtime!
  • AHMMF 9 years +
    Michael Rosen
    9 years +
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    Just how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? Michael Rosen - poet, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate, comes up with some of the answers to these key questions in his lively biography of the world's Number1 storyteller. Full of stories and funny anecdotes from Roald Dahl's school days and family life, Michael Rosen's fascinating observations creates a vivid picture of one of the most famous writers of all time.
  • RFF2 3 years +
    Michael Rosen
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    From Michael Rosen, best-loved children's author and creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, comes this quirky, sing-song tale of Little Rabbit Foo Foo.

    With wacky illustrations by Arthur Robins, the rhyming text bounces and bounds along as our hoodlum bunny wreaks havoc by bopping unsuspecting animals on the head. The Good Fairy is summoned to stop Little Rabbit Foo Foo but can she get through to the madcap bunny? Readers aged three and above will love this wild and wicked romp of a story!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ABOCQ 9 years +
    Michael Rosen
    9 years +
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    These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story.
  • AEBBF 5 years +
    Michael Rosen
    5 years +
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    In the best tradition of nonsense verse, here are poems to make everyone smile and laugh out loud. Children will delight in unraveling the meanings of the words and in creating their own nonsense verse. Containing all the ingredients of Michael Rosen's poetry - humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay. Covering all sorts of topics from football to Little Mary Anne who's made of elastic, to dinosaurs.
  • ACKTW
    Michael Rosen
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    A collection of rhymes, poems and wordplay from Michael Rosen, in collaboration once again with Clare Mackie and her wonderfully bizarre illustrations.
  • ACKUE
    Michael Rosen
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    "Walker Illustrated Classics" is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good!This title includes over eighty of the most memorable poems written in the English language, from William Blake's "The Tyger" to Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky". Selected by Children's Laureate Michael Rosen and accompanied by his lively biographical sketches and notes and Paul Howard's astonishingly varied illustrations, this is indeed a classic collection.
  • ACKUI 4 years +
    Michael Rosen
    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.
  • AKCXZ
    Michael Rosen
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    Wolfman has escaped! He is raging and rampaging around town, chewing up paving slabs and biting trees and generally being very terrifying indeed! Whatever can Wolfman want and who will be brave enough to ask...? Part of Barrington Stoke's picture book range for all the family, with easy-read font.
  • BHCP 3 years +
    Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
    3 years +
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    Written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We're Going on a Bear Hunt is one of the all-time classic picture books and this new format adds a new level of interaction to the family's hunt for a bear.

    Presented in hardback, each spread features a black and white illustration with a tab. Children can pull this tab and watch the images change colour and see the famous 'swishes', 'splashes' and 'squelches' finish off the previous page's sentence... of course, there's a surprise once they enter the cave, too.

    We're Going on a Bear Hunt is set to be this year's must-watch family show on Christmas Day TV so why not fall in love with the story and watch it magically transform with this incredible version.
  • AONYV
    Michael Rosen
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    We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more. Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it. Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.
  • AOYZA
    Michael Rosen
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    Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection. The poems in A Great Big Cuddle fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the most remarkable way what it means to be very, very young. A child's world with all its details and feelings - toys and games, animals and made-up creatures, likes and dislikes - is vividly conjured up in the most memorable, playful language, and Chris Riddell has produced some his most extraordinary pictures ever to bring this world to life. It's a book that will be enjoyed by the oldest grown-up and the youngest child - and a future classic.

    Joint winner of the CLPE Children's Poetry Award 2016

    This book is longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017.
  • AJXYB
    Michael Rosen
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    Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a brilliant new book of poems that are funny, thought-provoking and always with Michael's immediately accessible and child-centred voice. The poems included are a mix of classic favourites and also many brand new poems. The cheeky, full-colour illustrations by much loved Babette Cole make the perfect partnership.
  • AQPNI
    Michael Rosen
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    A lively rhyming picture book about transport by poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Small children take great delight in things that go - whether by bicycle, car, boat, or plane. And best of all is taking the bus, because the bus is for everyone! Complemented by beautiful artwork from Gillian Tyler, this playful book will captivate little listeners and is perfect for reading aloud.
  • AQPNX
    Michael Rosen
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    We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!