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101 Poems For Children

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2013)

Carol Ann Duffy, appointed Poet Laureate in 2009, has chosen her favourite poems for children for this stunning collection of classic and modern verse, exquisitely illustrated by multi-award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett.

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A Child's Garden Of Verse

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Unknown (1885)

Travel to a marvelous old mill on a riverbank. A magnificent land where golden apples grow, and a snowy garden that s perfect for sleigh riding. Ride on a swing! Imagine your bed is a boat! Or build an incredible block city filled with castles and palaces, temples and docks! A wondrous world awaits you in this collection of sixty-one poems by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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A Pet To The Vet

Author: Margaret Mahy

Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing (1987)

As the neighbors wait in the veterinarian's waiting room with their sick pets, a chain of events begins which cures almost everyone.

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A Spider Bought A Bicycle And Other Poems For Younger Children

Authors: Michael Rosen, Inga Moore

Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd (2005)

This glorious collection is an ideal introduction to the joys of poetry. Favourite children's poet Michael Rosen knows just what will appeal most to children. Deliberately wide-ranging, it includes the work of classic poets such as Tennyson and Coleridge as well as traditional playground rhymes and folk songs from around the world. The collection also addresses different themes - here are funny, sad, wistful and intriguing poems. All have been specially chosen for their accessibility to young children, to stimulate their imaginations, to further their enjoyment of language, and to encourage a delight in poetry.

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Adder, Bluebell, Lobster

Author: Chrissie Gittins

Publisher: Otter-Barry Books (2016)

From Adder to Wren, forty fantastic poems celebrate forty amazing animals, birds and plants and their beautiful names - which YOU can help poet Chrissie Gittins save from EXTINCTION. This is nature close up, exciting - and WILD. Watch out for bossy Beetroot! Be enchanted by a Bluebell witch's thimble and spot a dive-bombing Lark or a cute Great-Crested Newt.

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Author: Quentin Blake

Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books (2010)

Angelo and his family travel round the country playing music, singing songs and performing marvellous balancing tricks: Angelo can even dance on a rope! So when he meets Angelina, who is sad and lonely and trapped in her mean uncle's house, Angelo knows just how to help ...

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Bad Bad Cats

Authors: Lydia Monks, Roger McGough

Publisher: Puffin (1997)

A brilliant new collection of poems. The poetry contains the clever word-play, rich ideas and humour associated with Roger McGough. It includes a series of poems about the exploits of some gangster cats and verse based on CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by Saint Saens.

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Bananas In My Ears

Authors: Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen

Publisher: Walker (2011)

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.

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Body Poems

Author: John Foster

Part of a series: oxford reading Tree I Can Read Poetry Levels 3-4

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2016)

Chosen by children’s poet, John Foster, this collection of poetry is ideal for children who are learning to read, supporting their learning at home and building reading confidence.

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Centrally Heated Knickers

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Puffin Books (2000)

Discover the wierd and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate 2007 - 2009.

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