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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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Angelo

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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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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Clothes Poems

Author: John Foster

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stages 1-2: Glow-worms

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1993)

A selection of poems about clothes, compiled by John Foster. Part of the Oxford Reading Tree series which is used in 80% of primary schools to teach children to read.

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Cockatoos

Author: Quentin Blake

Publisher: Red Fox (1994)

When eccentric Professor Dupont tries to track down his troupe of brightly-coloured cockatoos, they're always just one step ahead of him. This counting book won the 1992 Smarties Children's Choice Award.

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Egg Poems Chosen By John Foster

Authors: Irene Rawnsley, Fiola Akister, Judith Nicholls

Part of a series: Egg Poems

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1992)

Cuckoo's eggs, silver eggs, even dinosaurs' eggs can all be found in this amusing collection of poems.

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Family Poems

Author: John Foster

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stages 1-2: Glow-worms

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1994)

A collection of poems about family. Previously published as "Conkers Poems", within the "Oxford Reading Tree", this is a series of poetry collections on a wide variety of topics, from water and minibeasts to transport and green issues. Altogether, there are ten books in the series.

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