Day I Fell Down the Toilet and Other Poems


Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745936406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Collects humorous children's poems, covering such topics as dreams, big questions in life, and animals.

The Day I Fell Down the Toilet and Other Poems


Author: Steve Turner,David Mostyn

Publisher: Lion Pub

ISBN: 9780745936390

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 96

View: 8776

Best friends and animals, schooldays and secret ambitions, boring days and embarrassing moments - these are a few of the topics featured in this collection. Also included are more serious subjects such as creation, death and pollution.

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920668375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6788

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Please Mrs Butler


Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6650

Happy 30th birthday, Please Mrs Butler! This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarreling, making-up, excuses and 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair.' Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses. Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.

So Sad Today

Personal Essays


Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455562718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3043

"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday comes a darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays. Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In SO SAD TODAY, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.



Author: Steve Turner,Rebecca Winter

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745948027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3673

This thematic selection of the best of the material produced by the performance poet since the mid-1970s is designed to appeal to a broad range of readers of all ages. Some of the subjects are serious, such as love and death, and some are more ephemeral, including daydreams and today's best friend, offering a wide variety of fun and reflective verse.

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: 2602

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 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: 9275

A unique collection of poems chosen by children for children.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir


Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9085

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Dad, You're Not Funny and Other Poems


Author: Steve Turner,David Mostyn

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745940250

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 5269

As always, Steve Turner's poems present a fresh and quirky view on life. Many of the poems in this collection are about childhood: school and holidays, dreams and monsters, food, friends... Witty cartoons reflect the mood of the poems.

Out of the Dust


Author: Karen Hesse

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545517125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8378

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

The Lion Children


Author: Angus McNeice,Travers McNeice,Maisie McNeice

Publisher: Orion Media

ISBN: 9780752841601

Category: English

Page: 216

View: 2698

Emily (16), Travers (10), Angus (9), Maisie (7) and Oakley (1) lived in an idyllic 300-year-old cottage in the Cotswolds. They attended the local school, watched TV and did all the things English middle-class children do. Then, in 1995, their biologist mother seized the opportunity to study lions in Botswana and, in the space of 3 months, changed the family's lives forever. Within 24 hours of landing in Gaborone they were travelling to their new home at Maun in the Okavango Delta, one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth. Weeks after arriving, the children had made home in an old mission house full of stray dogs and were learning to fetch fresh water, dig a toilet and which creepy crawlies could kill you and which couldn't. Their classroom was an open hut and free days were spent in a Land Rover tracking prides of lions across hundreds of miles of bush. The Lion Children is an extraordinary life-enhancing story about the joy of childhood and living in an environment as different as it can be. But above all it is about the lions, who we get to know through the eyes of the children themselves. This story will capture the public's heart and imagination. It is illustrated with the children's own drawings and photographs taken over the 5 years.

Stan and the Toilet Monster


Author: Steve Shreve

Publisher: Two Lions

ISBN: 9780761459774

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5993

Stan finds a mutant chameleon egg in the sewer near his home

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: 8605

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).

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

200 Poems with Photographs that Squeak, Soar, and Roar!


Author: J. Patrick Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426310099

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 183

View: 4526

Combines photography with lyrical text celebrating the animal world, in a compilation that includes works by such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.

The Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry


Author: Brian Patten

Publisher: Viking Canada

ISBN: 9780670893515

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 112

View: 3336

Utterly Brilliant Poetry, /i> is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time.There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them.The mix of vibrant colours and highly individual voices make this unique poetry collection truly and utterly brilliant!



Author: Kelly Corrigan

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401395058

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 2390

No matter when and why this comes to your hands, I want to put down on paper how things started with us. Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children. Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from "sinking out." For Corrigan, this wisdom--that to fly requires chaotic, sometimes even violent passages--becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting. Corrigan serves it up straight--how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers. Lift is for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited. Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea, Lift is a meditation on the complexities of a woman's life, and like Corrigan's memoir, The Middle Place, Lift is boisterous and generous, a book readers can't wait to share.

The gardener


Author: Rābindranāth Tagore

Publisher: N.A



Page: 150

View: 3376