Welcome to the weird, wild and wonderful world of James Carter!

 

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.

 

Packed with James Carter’s most popular and requested poems, plus 8 brand new poems, this is an important collection from one of the top children’s poets writing today.

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 look out for a chicken on the roof! This is a spellbinding collection from a poet whose high-energy performances delight children across the UK.

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 poets offers understanding, support and encouragement.

With an endnote by a leading clinical psychologist.

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.

Astrid has always loved the stars and space. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission – eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it all! Then it’s time to meet Mama at the airbase. But where has Mama been?

Immi finds a beautiful wooden bird at the end of her fishing line, and every day after that she discovers something new, until her igloo is the brightest thing in the land. But where are these mysterious gifts coming from, and who is sending them? Hope and friendship echo across continents in this beautiful, timeless tale.

 

Ten-year-old Isla has moved from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands with her parents, to start a new life after the death of Isla’s beloved young brother.

Many strands are woven into this deceptively simple story and Jane Ray’s illustrations capture the beauty of the island landscape and integrate it perfectly with the atmosphere and rich texture of the storytelling

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 tough kid, the poet. And not forgetting the class hamster.