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Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should 'be among the English poets after my death'. Th... read more

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There's a light on in the attic. I can see it from outside, And I know you're on the inside ...lookin' out. Step inside the mind of Shel Silverstein and you'll discover a magic homework machine, a Polar Bear in the fridge and a Meehoo With an Exactlywatt. But beware stolen knees, the babysitter who likes to squash children - ... read more

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Runny Babbit lent to wunch And heard the saitress way, 'We have some lovely stabbit rew - Our Special for today.' Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. It's filled with the most amazing... read more

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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 i... read more

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If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer... Come in... for where the side-walk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who ... read more

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In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a ch... read more

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"Here's a Little Poem" is a superb selection of over fifty poems by English and American authors, including Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Colin McNaughton, Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes, and many more. Affectionately describing the early experiences of young children, this is a warmly illustrated, im... read more

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If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer ...Come in ...for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sy... read more

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If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? "Steampunk: Poe"! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the clas... read more

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This is a comic collection of verse from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates. 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 ... read more

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Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Here it is - an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the mind of Shel Silverstein. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down. What's t... read more

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First published in 1885, poet and storyteller Robert Louis Steven-son's classic tribute to the lives of children has delighted readers for more than a century. From flying through the air on a swing to building an imaginary world out of blocks to being tucked into bed for a night of sweet dreams, "A Child's Garden of Verses" ... read more

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If you need cheering up...If you need guidance...If you want to laugh...If you need courage...Sometimes only a poem will do. In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, edited by the creators of the bestselling iF Poems app, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a po... read more

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Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, 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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Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a brilliant new book of poems that are funny, thought-provoking and always with Michael's immediately accessible and child-centred voice. The poems included are a mix of classic favourites and also many brand... read more

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A treasury of classic verse from Australia's most famous poet, Banjo Paterson. Includes 'Waltzing Matilda', 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and many more. Banjo Paterson is Australia's most famous poet. Ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow', 'The Man from Ironbark', 'Mulga B... read more

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