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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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Marvel Paws

Authors: Richard Brown, Kate Ruttle

Part of a series: Cambridge Reading Series

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1996)

Cambridge Reading is a major reading scheme which provides stimulating books and support materials for the teaching of reading and the development of literacy throughout the primary years. Suitable for children in Year 2 (age 6), Marvel Paws is one of nine anthologies from the Cambridge Reading Poetry strand, compiled by Richard Brown and Kate Ruttle. Marvel Paws, illustrated by David Parkins, is an anthology of poems about pets of all sizes and descriptions, from wriggly-wiggly worms to granny goats. And not forgetting Marvel Paws the pussycat witch! Includes poems by Tony Mitton, Grace Nichols and Wes Magee.

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Michael Rosen's Book Of Very Silly Poems

Authors: Michael Rosen, Shoo Rayner

Publisher: Puffin (1996)

Let your imagination run riot and laughter fill your belly as you explore traditional poems, rhymes with a twist, and subversive playground favourites in this playful treasure chest of verse.

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Minibeast Poems

Author: John Foster

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. I CAN READ POETRY Level 7-8

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Mister Magnolia

Author: Quentin Blake

Publisher: Red Fox (2010)

Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - And two lovely sisters who play on the flute - But Mr Magnolia has only one boot. In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

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Moondust And Mystery

Author: John Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2002)

In this spirited selection of poems about magic, you will find witches and wizards, dragons and trolls, black cats and magic carpets - all the ingredients, in fact, for a wonderfully atmospheric magical brew, stirred and seasoned to perfection by our most tried and trusted poetry anthologist. It contains a brilliant selection of poems by top children's poets including Jack Prelutsky, Brian Moses and Grace Nichols. John Foster's books for OUP have sold over 1 million copies. His previous book of magic poems, which was illustrated by Korky Paul, has sold over 50,000 copies alone. It contains bewitching cover artwork and lively black and white tone illustrations throughout, by Peter Bailey who is well-known for his illustrations for Philip Pullman's younger novels, and for the inside artwork for Tony Mitton's poetry collection "Plum". This is a topical subject, especially with the current popularity of novels for both young and teenage age-groups that feature a magical theme.

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Movement Poems

Author: John Foster

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1995)

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. I Can Read Poetry Levels 3-4

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Mrs Armitage And The Big Wave

Author: Quentin Blake

Publisher: Red Fox (1999)

Mrs Armitage sets off for a quiet cycle with her faithful dog, Breakspear, but she just can't help thinking of ways to improve her bicycle. Before very long she has added three very loud horns, a bucket of water to wash her hands, a complete tool kit. And by the time she has also added a seat for Breakspear, two umbrellas, a cassette player and a mouth-organ, Mrs Armitage is riding a very eye-catching contraption. But it is when she finally adds the mast and sail, that Mrs Armitage really runs into trouble. . .

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Mrs Armitage Queen Of The Road

Author: Quentin Blake

Publisher: Red Fox (1999)

When Uncle Cosmo buys himself a motorbike and gives Mrs Armitage his boring old car, it soon becomes obvious that her driving skills leave a lot to be desired. Mrs Armitage and Breakspear cause havoc bumping into bollards, bedsteads, lorries, a crane and bedoinging over some extremely uneven roads. As the bumper, the doors, the mudguard and even the roof disappear along the way, the car is transformed into a mean machine and Mrs Armitage becomes Queen of the Road!

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Music Poems

Author: John Foster

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1996)

On the theme of poems, this "Oxford Reading Tree Poetry" selection is part of the "More Conkers" series, at stage seven to eight. The poems should appeal to children in year two of infant school.

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