Poems to Perform

A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate


Author: Julia Donaldson,Clare Melinsky

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781447243397

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 156

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A vibrant collection of poems perfect to be performed by two or more voices! 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 child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry. This beautiful collection would also make a wonderful gift.

My Village

Rhymes from Around the World Told in English & Their Native Tongue


Author: N.A

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847806277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1199

In a new edition of this special book, 22 nursery rhymes from Iran to Iceland and Samoa to Switzerland have been carefully chosen and beautifully illustrated by Mique Moriuchi. A celebration of cultural diversity, each poem appears in its original language (19 languages are included) next to an English translation so young children can delight in quirky, touching and funny verses from all over the world.

A Child's Book of Poems


Author: Gyo Fujikawa

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 9405

Contains a collection of poems directed towards children which include, Summer sun, The swan, Three little trees, and more.

100 Best Poems for Children


Author: Roger McGough,Sheila Moxley

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141310589

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 128

View: 6482

A collection of the very best poems for children, edited by Roger McGough A wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the UK. Roger McGough made the final selection and wrote the introduction. Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at the University of Hull. He came to prominence in the 1960s with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND, and is one of today's most popular poets. He writes for children and adults and performs his poetry all over the world. He was honoured with an OBE in 1997, and won the Signal Poetry Award in 1998. Roger now lives in London. Sheila Moxley is gaining a powerful reputation for her multi-cultural illustration. She lives in London.

Off by Heart

Poems for Children to Learn and Remember


Author: Roger Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 6707

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 in the new primary National Curriculum. Aimed at readers aged 5+

I've Got a Poem for You

Poems to Perform


Author: John Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192762566

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 92

View: 2784

A collection of poems to perform. Where most anthologies of performance poetry concentrate on modern writing, this collection has a wonderful mix of old favourites, new discoveries, and specially written poems. John Foster has produced many best-selling poetry anthologies. He is also well known as a performer of poetry, and is the perfect anthologist for this book.

Michael Rosen's A-Z

The best children's poetry from Agard to Zephaniah


Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141923784

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 3965

From Agard to Zephaniah, the very best of children's poetry from the very best of children's poets appears in this wonderful and exciting anthology edited by Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate. Coinciding with his laureateship and a very welcome public promotion of the need for children's poetry in our education system, this future classic for Puffin will delight readers young and old, and make the perfect gift.

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems


Author: June Crebbin

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141308982

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 110

View: 4705

A fantastic introduction to new and traditional poetry for children under seven. Brilliantly illustrated by several different illustrators, it includes poems about mealtimes, playtime, animals, family, bedtime and lots more.

I Like this Poem

A Collection of Best-loved Poems Chosen by Children for Other Children


Author: Kaye Webb,Antony Maitland

Publisher: Puffin HC

ISBN: 9780140312959

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 191

View: 9183

A unique collection of poems chosen by children for children.

All the Wild Wonders


Author: Wendy Cooling

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9781847809940


Page: 48

View: 1989

In this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colourful illustrations combine to make this a gift book with a difference.

Hip-Hop Nature Boy and Other Poems


Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184756704

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 302

If a tortoise could run And losses be won, And bullies be buttered on toast; If a song brought a shower And a gun grew a flower, This world would be nicer than most! Beautiful, poignant and funny, Ruskin Bond’s verses for children are a joy to read to yourself on a lazy summer afternoon or to recite in school among friends. For the first time, his poems for children, old and new, come together in this illustrated volume. Nature, love, friends, school, books -- all find a place in the poetry of India’s favourite children’s writer.

Throw the Damn Ball

Classic Poetry by Dogs


Author: R. D. Rosen,Harry Prichett,Rob Battles

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0142180858

Category: Humor

Page: 117

View: 4778

A creative homage to classic poems features pages of verse "written" by dogs from around the country, including the works "Whose Ball This Is I Think I Know" and "Fetch Me Another."

A Children's Treasury of Milligan

Classic Stories & Poems


Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1852273216

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 208

View: 9340

Spike Milligan's publishing career began over forty years ago when Silly Verse for Kids was published in 1959. His poems were inspired by listening to his own children, and subsequently his grandchildren, and marvelling at the way they could invent new words or incorporate sound effects into their everyday language. Spike did not regard children as small adults, but as entirely different species who lived in a secret, magical world that very few adults understood. For decades he delved into this world, delighting children - and adults - of all ages with his poems and stories. Illustrated throughout with Spike's own drawings and specially commissioned artworks, this is an ideal read-alone or read-aloud book for Spike fans of all ages, featuring: Silly Verse for Kids (1959), The Bald Twit Lion (1968), A Book of Milliganimals (1968), Unspun Socks from a Chicken's Laundry (1968), Sir Nobonk and the Terrible, Awful, Dreadful, Nasty Dragon (1982), and Startling Verse for All the Family (1987).

A Laureate's Choice

101 Poems for Children


Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781447220268

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 192

View: 1203

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

World Make Way

New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum


Author: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,Lee Bennett Hopkins

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352882

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 604

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, 18 poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. The collection represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children’s poets Marilyn Singer, Alma Flor Alda, and Carole Boston Weatherford and popular artists such as Mary Cassatt, Fernando Botero, Winslow Homer, and Utagawa Hiroshige. Accompanying the artwork and specially commissioned poems is an introduction, biographies of each poet and artist, and an index.

You Tell Me!


Author: Roger McGough,Michael Rosen

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847804440

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2584

Here are the football results: League Division Fun Manchester United won, Manchester City lost. Crystal Palace 2, Buckingham Palace 1 Millwall Leeds nowhere Wolves 8. A cheese roll and had a cup of tea 2 Newcastle's Heaven Sunderland's a very nice place 2 Ipswhich one? You tell me. Football, first love, teachers and tongue-twistersâ?¿. This is a fantastic poetry collection by two of the funniest, most famous poets writing today.

Wriggle and Roar


Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447276654


Page: 32

View: 7950

Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee.Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun of Wriggle and Roar!.Bright, bold and accessible, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in.Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Shuffle and Squelch!

Follow the Swallow

Blue Banana


Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780313470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6597

A simple but lively illustrated book about Apollo the Swallow by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, for Egmont’s Blue Banana series. When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message? Blue bananas are illustrated books for NC Level 2 readers learning to tackle longer prose for the first time with the support of extensive illustrations and speech bubbles. They are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children’s understanding of vocabulary and punctuation. Blue Bananas explore the feelings and emotions of characters in a clear fashion