Author: June Crebbin
Publisher: Puffin Books
A fantastic introduction to new and traditional poetry for children under seven. Brilliantly illustrated by several different illustrators, it includes poems about mealtimes, playtime, animals, family, bedtime and lots more.
Author: June Crebbin
Publisher: Viking Adult
A first poetry book, the poems collected in this text span time, from Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare right up to date with Roger McGough and Michael Rosen.
Author: Roger McGough, Sheila Moxley
A collection of the very best poems for children, edited by Roger McGough 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. Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at the University of Hull. He came to prominence in the 1960s with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND, and is one of today's most popular poets. He writes for children and adults and performs his poetry all over the world. He was honoured with an OBE in 1997, and won the Signal Poetry Award in 1998. Roger now lives in London. Sheila Moxley is gaining a powerful reputation for her multi-cultural illustration. She lives in London.
Author: Spike Milligan
A collection of the absurd, ridiculous, sublime and characteristically anarchic verse from the brilliant Spike Milligan. With his very own illustrations, this collection, which includes the famous On the Ning Nang Nong will make you laugh from the bottom of your belly - just like Spike did.
Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Viking Canada
Utterly Brilliant Poetry, /i> is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time.There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them.The mix of vibrant colours and highly individual voices make this unique poetry collection truly and utterly brilliant!
Author: Roger McGough
Publisher: Penguin UK
A brilliant collection of brand-new poems from 'the patron saint of poetry'. Longer, narrative poems sit comfortably with Roger McGough's sharper observations and insightful words in this collection, perfectly illustrated in black-and-white line by Helen Stephens.
Author: Jane Yolen, Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Dunbar
An illustrated first book of poetry, 'Here's a Little Poem' contains over 60 verses from noted English and American authors, including Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, John Agard and Grace Nichols.
Author: Caroline Royds, Inga Moore
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
An illustrated anthology of classic and contemporary poetry by a variety of English and American poets.
Author: Carol Diggory Shields, Paul Meisel
A collection of twenty-three humorous poems about school including such titles as "Math my Way," "Clockwatching," and "School Daze Rap."
Author: Jill Bennett, Nick Sharratt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
It's time for lots of noisy fun! Flip flop, flip flap, clickety-clickety clackety clack! Slurp some spaghetti, crash and bang, hear the trees go ping and the mice go clang! This is a perfect first collection of noisy poems for sharing aloud, delightfully illustrated by award-winning artist Nick Sharratt.
Author: Roger Stevens
Publisher: A&C Black
A wonderful collection of poems that are easy to remember and perfect to recite out loud. New, modern and classic poems, ranging from very short to long. The book also includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise poems and on performing them out loud. Perfect for the memorising and performance elements in the new primary National Curriculum. Aimed at readers aged 5+
Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Puffin HC
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time. There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them. The mix of vibrant colours and highly individual voices make this unique poetry collection truly and utterly brilliant! The Utterly Brilliant Poets are: Spike Milligan; Kit Wright; Michael Rosen; Charles Causley; Roger McGough; Benjamin Zephaniah; Brian Patten; Jackie Kay; John Agard; and Allan Ahlberg. 'Fast, funny, incongruous and gorgeously easy to digest.' Observer
Author: Michael Rosen
The yucky things your brother does, the annoying things your parents say, the funny things you feel. Michael Rosen knows all about YOU! Family life from the brilliant Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake.
Author: Valerie Worth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
“Ms. Worth brilliantly employs all aspects of the poet’s craft.” – The New York Times Book Review Each of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this posthumous collection by Valerie Worth carefully distinguishes one animal from all other creatures and captures it in all of its wonderful singularity – from wasp to snake to wren. The way Worth perfectly illuminates the uniqueness of each animal in her precise and elegant free verse will delight both fans of her celebrated Small Poems and readers encountering her poetry for the first time. Breathtakingly rich cut-paper illustrations by Steve Jenkins provide a perfect counterpoint to Worth’s spare style, and together poetry and picture bring every animal vividly to life. Animal Poems is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.