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Poems to Live Your Life By

Poems to Live Your Life By

Chris Riddell

In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.

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I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

Chris Harris, Lane Smith

...it's everything a book for kids should be. (BJ Novak, actor and bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures)

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A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

Michael Rosen, Chris Riddell

Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection.

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A Boat of Stars

A Boat of Stars

Margaret Connolly, Natalie Jane Prior

A boat of stars came down tonightand sailed around my bed -- it sprinkled stardust on my eyes, put dreams inside my head.Open worlds of imagination and explore the magic of everyday life with this enchanting new...

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H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z

H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z

Sydell Rosenberg, Sawsan Chalabi

An ABC-book that uses haiku to transform small moments into big moments.

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I See the Moon

I See the Moon

Rosalind Beardshaw

Includes: I See the Moon * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star * Hush-a-Bye, Baby * Golden Slumbers * Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson * Star Light, Star Bright * Girls and Boys Come Out to Play * Hush, Little Baby * Good Night,...

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What Is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

What Is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Michael Rosen, Jill Calder

A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country's leading children's poets.

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The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: A treasury of poems for young people

The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: A treasury of poems for young people

Libby Hathorn, Cassandra Allen

n this beautiful collection of poems for children, award-winning author and poet Libby Hathorn has brought together favourites such as those by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar and C.J. Dennis, as well as more...

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Allie Esiri, Zanna Goldhawk

An inspiring anthology to keep you company for every day of your life.

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A First Book of the Sea

A First Book of the Sea

Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton

A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team.From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection...

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Alexander Kwame, Holmes Ekua, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth

Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot, Axel Scheffler

Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there.

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A Light in the Attic

A Light in the Attic

Shel Silverstein

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...

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101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy: A Laureate's Choice

101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy: A Laureate’s Choice

Carol Ann Duffy, Emily Gravett

A beautiful poetry collection chosen by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

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The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objectse

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objectse

Janeczko Paul B., Raschka Chris

The celebrated duo behind A Poke in the I reunites for a look at poems through history inspired by objects--earthly and celestial--reflecting the time in which each poet lived. Full color.x 9 13/16.

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Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

Michael Rosen, David Tazzyman

A riotous celebration of words - silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, and the very best words in the right order. Melon Melon squashy, melon sloshy. My friend Helen's ...

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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Irene Latham, Charles Waters

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein

A collection of poems and drawings that feature a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale, a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and...

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Under the Silver Moon: Lullabies, Night Songs & Poems

Under the Silver Moon: Lullabies, Night Songs & Poems

Pamela Dalton

This exquisite collection of lullabies from remarkable cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton makes the perfect family keepsake or baby shower gift.

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Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare

Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Dr. Marguerite Tassi, Ph.D, Merce Lopez

More than thirty of William Shakespeare's best-known and most-loved verses and poems, wonderfully illustrated for children ages 8 to 12.

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World Make Way

World Make Way

Lee Bennett Hopkins, Lee Bennett

From award-winning author Lee Bennett Hopkins comes a collection of original new children's poems paired with world famous paintings from the Metropolitan Museum.

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I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

Chris Harris, Lane Smith

Forget what you think you know about poetry - this is something totally different. Chris Harris's I'm Just No Good At Rhyming combines wit, wordplay and nonsense with visual and verbal tricks to make you look at the world in a new...

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Earth Verse: Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art

Earth Verse: Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art

Sally M. Walker, William Grill

From the hidden wonders of fossilization, rocks and the water cycle, to awe-inspiring spectacles like volcanoes, thunderstorms and glaciers, discover the magnificent ways the world works in this unique and beautiful approach to...

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New and Collected Poems for Children

New and Collected Poems for Children

Carol Ann Duffy

'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar.' (Guardian) This stellar edition of her poems brings together work from her four award-winning collections for children, and sprinkles in a generous helping of new...

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The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear

The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear

Edward Lear

Edward Lear was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. This complete edition of Lear's nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets and his own illustrations - is lovingly restored and beautifully...

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All the Wild Wonders

All the Wild Wonders

Wendy Cooling, Piet Grobler

A celebration of our Earth in poems to make children think hard about protecting it for the future.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child’s Garden of Verses

Michael Foreman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander McCall Smith

First published in 1885, this timeless classic is illustrated by Michael Foreman and published in a beautiful, gift format with a new foreword by Alexander McCall Smith

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Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden Of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden Of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen

Robert Louis Stevenson's rhymes have charmed children and adults alike since 1885, when they first appeared to a delighted public.

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Out and About: A First Book of Poems

Out and About: A First Book of Poems

Shirley Hughes

A beautiful first collection of poems by two-time Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Shirley Hughes.

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Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson

Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson, Susan Snively, Christine Davenier

Poetry for Kids introduces a young audience to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, with helpful explanatory text and fabulous illustrations.

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Collected Poems for Children

Collected Poems for Children

Ted Hughes

This collection brings together the poems Ted Hughes wrote for children throughout his life. Raymond Briggs brings to the collection two hundred original drawings that capture the wit, gentleness and humanity of these poems and...

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Silly Verse for Kids

Silly Verse for Kids

Spike Milligan

Featuring illustrations, this collection includes the famous On the Ning Nang Nong.

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot, Axel Scheffler, Miranda Richardson

Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad.Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy,...

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Quick, Let's Get Out of Here

Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here

Michael Rosen

Focuses on the yucky things your brother does, the annoying things your parents say, the funny things you feel.

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