A follow-up to the popular first comic book in the series, Here Come the Superheroes. This time it s the turn of the galaxy s supervillains to feature in top performance poet Neal Zetter s witty, acute poems. Meet Stink Bomb (who s got an aroma, that will put you in a coma?), Red […]
Get disengaged boys (and girls) into reading with this unique full-colour comic book format collection of raps and rhymes celebrating the galaxy’s newest superheroes, by top performance poet Neal Zetter. Additional secret data includes the protagonists’ top powers, planets of origin, deadliest enemies and other fascinating facts. Meet Captain Polystyrene (“Weedy as a tiny […]
A gorilla doing a ballet! An Anteater who won’t eat ants! An invisible dog! You’ll find them all here along with a much bigger bunch of amazing animal poems, raps and rhymes featuring the blue-footed booby bird, the quagga and many more. This wonderful collection comes alive even more by combining comedy performance poet Neal […]
A joyfully illustrated poem about embracing the differences that make us all special! Writer Laura Dockrill‘s rhyming poem is a bold, brave shout-out for all those children who feel they don’t fit in – offering reassurance that it’s difference not sameness, that makes us magnificent. Magnificent! was edited by Emily Ball and art directed by […]
A sea-born creature, who never quite belongs, discovers who she really is, in this powerful illustrated song about metamorphosis and finding your true home. Here Be Monsters was edited by Alice Curry at Lantana and art directed by Andrew Biscomb at Scholastic. Here Be Monsters is part of the 10 Stories to Make […]
Cloud Soup is a collection of children’s poems by Kate Wakeling, illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa. Cloud Soup is the sequel to Moon Juice, the 2017 CLiPPA Best Children’s Poetry Book award-winner. “Bodies, bodies everywhere” knees and noses, hands and hair, bodies big and bodies small, bodies keen on volleyball, hairy nostrils, lengthy shins, juicy ear […]
Expect to hear the moon speak, explore a magic wood and play air guitar. You’ll meet wolves, elephants and a dung beetle; you’ll get close to a gorilla and sing a lullaby to a woolly mammoth; you might even meet an alien in a library.
there’s a chicken there’s a chicken there’s a chicken on the roof The only way she’s coming down is chicken parachute! Dance through deserts and crawl through caves. Discover a sorcerer’s wand or a slice of lunar lemon. Hide in the fur of an African goat, check for rain snakes and gobbling goblins – and […]
‘Matt Goodfellow is a fresh voice on the children’s poetry scene.’ (Pie Corbett) What if cats had flavoured fur or if you swallowed the sun? What if you were a special kind of badger or if you found a map to the stars? And what if your home was split during the week: one half […]
Read about the Land of Blue, where it’s OK to feel sad, find ways to slow down, chill out, discover kindness in yourself and other people. Then maybe your own special Thought Machine will tell you, ‘This is going well. You’re doing great. You’ve got this!’ And you have! This ground-breaking collection by three leading […]
A spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins – all in the comfort of their […]
From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book – part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments – and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld’s pictures beautifully […]
In this delightfully optimistic and uplifting observance of that special someone who makes you happy, Fox and Porcupine discover that when they’re together, life is ever so much brighter. Gorgeous, fun, and full of heart, this is the perfect gift for that sweet ray of light in your life. You make me happy, you make […]
I’m a little monster, I am smiley, small and sweet, With gorgeous little monster eyes and furry monster feet. There’s just one thing that you should know . I have to be the boss. And if you don’t remember . I’ll get very VERY CROSS! It’s Little Monster’s birthday and his friends are coming […]
The poems have been carefully selected to chart the poet, Hulme’s journey from growing up in a working-class family in Leicestershire to his feelings and thoughts about school life and his experience as a transgender teenager. As Hulme says himself: “When it was decided that this collection would be for teenagers I was left with […]
An achingly beautiful collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once. Zooming in across our cast of characters, we share moments that span everything from hoping to make it to the end of the week, facing it, fitting in, finding friends and falling out, to loving lessons, […]
Once upon a star there were no stars to shine no Sun to rise no Sun to set no day no night nor any time Discover the origins of the universe and how our solar system was formed. The narrative verse takes the reader on an immersive journey through space and time, illuminated by striking, […]
Want to travel in a rocket? Search for a grumpy dragon? Make your very own monster? Visit a higgledy-piggledy farm? Well, hop into Zim Zam Zoom – for fun and adventures galore! Colours, animals, space, music, fairytale fireworks…! Here is a collection of poems especially written for performance.
“A dreamer? Me? Err, You bet, The world’s greatest space cadet!” Join poet James Carter on a journey through space and time: meet everyone from a Viking warrior to a crazed cat – and travel from planet Earth to the very edges of the universe… This wonderful collection is the perfect way to get children […]
Rhythm and Poetry (otherwise known as RAP) is by Hip Hop artist and poet Karl Nova. The beauty of rap lyricism and Hip Hop influenced poetry is displayed with wit, humour and positivity. His approach is to meet young people where they are and engage them with the style and attitude they are familiar with. […]
Written by Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan; this feisty collection of brand-new poems is a celebration of the achievements of women and girls throughout history. It includes poems about Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Helen Keller, Mary Shelley, Edith Cavell and many more.
In this story in rhymed couplets, a young boy tackles homophobia in school by planting pansies at the site of homophobic attacks, taking strength from the flowers he loves. The power of his actions empowers his school to value what is delicate and different. The book comes to life in vivid graphic art and comes […]
How much fruit do you think one small girl can manage to eat in one day? In the case of the narrator of this counting poem, the answer is a lot! Count from one to ten and learn the names of some Caribbean fruits, and find out what happens after eating a cocktail of mangoes, […]
Lyrical description of Muslim wedding ceremonies across the world, including Pakistan, Morocco, Somalia and UK. This colourful and exotic picture book shows the different ways Muslims in different countries celebrate the sacred ceremony, while also describing the vows and promises common to all Muslim marriages.
Which King had a mischievous pet monkey? Which ruthless Queen enjoyed toasting people to a crisp? Whose reign lasted only nine days? The Head That Wears A Crown is a captivating collection that features the Kings and Queens of the British Isles as you’ve never seen them before. Read Queen Victoria’s Twitter posts and young Elizabeth I’s […]
School can be hard, fun and strange – sometimes all at once. It’s full of your best friends and all the teachers as well as lots of kids you haven’t met. Every day reveals more stories and challenges… Everyone’s the Smartest is a collection of poems which tell strange new stories in familiar settings. From clever […]
He’s not scared of nothing. Nobody. Never. Nah. Which means that he is. Tough kid. Not tough enough. I know – I once met his dad. They’re all here… every kid in the class. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The kid who runs in his wheelchair. The […]
An Afro hair haiku and a love letter to the stars; a brother who makes you brave and a 24-hour happiness drive-through; aliens, aunties, parakeets - and peas. Poems about community, identity, family, friends, the universe, and more! Don't miss this rich and exciting debut from five fantastic young poets, all rising stars.
Things You Find in a Poet's Beard is a collection of poems that have been shouted at children from schools to church halls, silly tales that have been illustrated joyously by Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell and bound into a book.