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Gargling With Jelly

Authors: Chris Riddell, Brian Patten

Publisher: Puffin (2015)

Gargling with Jelly by Brian Patten, one of our best-loved poets. Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing jelly pot!

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Happy Poems

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2018)

Poems to make you smile! Critically acclaimed poet Roger McGough has drawn together a fantastic collection of upbeat poems to bring happiness into your day with this uplifting collection Happy Poems.

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Hats Off

Author: Neil Griffiths

Publisher: Red Robin Books (2011)

I wonder if you ever thought, How many hats you may have bought? Perhaps you feel that hats look silly. Only worn when it’s cold and chilly! This book shows hats of every kind, And then perhaps you’ll change your mind!

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How To Embarrass Grown Ups

Author: Paul Cookson

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2004)

An anthology full of irreverent and cheeky poems about embarrassing grown-ups, whether it's them making you cringe, or you making them blush. Things like your dad dancing badly, then trying to play football and your mum getting out photos of you as a baby...Or scenarios such as you asking guests rude questions, painting Dad's face with make-up, and the whole class laughing at your teacher's flies being undone. Be warned - this'll make you squirm! French Teacher I want you to know, Mum That, whatever Dad says, You have much nicer legs Than our French teacher. Roger Stevens

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I Don't Like Poetry

Author: Joshua Seigal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Education (2016)

Packed full of silly, funny, or downright hilarious poems (with a few serious ones mixed in) this brilliant collection from exciting young poet, Joshua Seigal is perfect for fans of Michael Rosen and anyone else who needs a giggle. If you like poetry, you'll like this book. And if you don't like poetry you'll LOVE it!

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In The Mirror

Authors: Myra Cohn Livingston, Jay Reed, A A Milne

Publisher:

A collection of poems entitled In the Mirror. Exploring the theme of how the world is seen through the eyes of a child growing up.

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It Came From Outer Space

Authors: Paul Cookson, David Harmer

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2015)

What is the Tarantulator? Who are the Pirhanadons from Quadrant Nine? Where exactly is the Flabwind Galaxy? How do you defeat the Robot Army? Aliens, spaceships, rockets, planets, strange happenings… All these and much, much more can be found in the brand-new collection of poems by bestselling poets Paul Cookson and David Harmer. Illustrated by Carl Flint

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Jaws And Claws And Things With Wings

Author: Valerie Bloom

Part of a series: Collins Big Cat Series Ruby Level

Publisher: Collins (2013)

Imaginative, clever and often humorous, this beautifully illustrated poetry collection by Valerie Bloom is inspired by the strange and wonderful creatures of the natural world. (Band 14 / Ruby)

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Love That Dog

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2001)

Jack learns the pleasures of writing poetry as Miss Stretchberry encourages him to tell his own story through verse. What emerges is a moving and memorable story about a boy and his dog and his growing passion for poetry.

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Machine Poems

Author: John Foster

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stages 7-8: Glow-worms

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1996)

Part of the Oxford Poem Tree - a series of fun poetry collections on a wide variety of topics. This book contains a selection of poems about various different machines, chosen by John Foster.

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