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.

A Child's Book of Poems

Author: Gyo Fujikawa

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 8544

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

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: 6980

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.

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509812024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is packed with all sorts of poems and rhymes including a sequence of number rhymes, action rhymes, noisy rhymes and more thoughtful pieces too. Noisy Garden If tigerlilies and dandelions growled, And cowslips mooed, and dogroses howled, And snapdragons roared and catmint miaowed, My garden would be extremely loud. Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is a fantastic collection of poems for the very young from acknowledged master of rhyme and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson.

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: 2033

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.

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: 8271

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.

100 Best Poems for Children

Author: Roger McGough,Sheila Moxley

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141310589

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 128

View: 3719

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.

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

Author: June Crebbin

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141308982

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 110

View: 5735

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: 8142

A unique collection of poems chosen by children for children.

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: 6956

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: 8456

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.

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: 1423

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.

All the Wild Wonders

Author: Wendy Cooling

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9781847809940

Category:

Page: 48

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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.

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: 977

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).

Hip-Hop Nature Boy and Other Poems

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184756704

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 8535

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.

Wriggle and Roar

Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447276654

Category:

Page: 32

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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!

Poetry by Heart

Poems for Learning and Reciting

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971624

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

View: 5436

Poetry by Heart - based on the hugely successful nationwide schools competition, 200 magical poems to learn by heart 'The poems we learn stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become personal and invaluable, and what's more they are free gifts - there for the taking' Simon Armitage Two years ago former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion had the idea of setting up Poetry by Heart - a nationwide annual competition for secondary schools which asked contestants to learn two or three poems and be judged on their recitations, first at school level, then regional, then in a national final held at London's National Portrait Gallery. It's proved a huge success, with hundreds of schools participating in the first year, and numbers up by 20% in the second. Coinciding with the start of the third year of competition, and published on National Poetry Day whose theme coincidentally in 2014 is Recitation, this Poetry by Heart anthology brings together the pool of poems - 200 altogether - from which contestants make their choices. Specially picked by Motion and his three co-editors, these poems make up a treasure house - of almost-unknown poems and familiar poems from the mainstream; love poems and war poems; funny poems and heartbroken poems; poems that recreate the world we know and poems written on the dark side of the moon. And all chosen with a view to their being recited out loud. From William Wordsworth to Wilfred Owen, Emily Brontë to Elizabeth Bishop this wonderfully enjoyable anthology will be enjoyed by all ages and includes the best poets from the past to the present day. In a groundbreaking feature, the book includes QR codes which allow readers to use their mobile phones to listen to recordings of the poems - many of them specially recorded by the poets themselves. Sir Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 till 2009, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, London. Jean Sprackland'sTilt won the Costa Poetry award in 2008. She is a Reader in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Julie Blake is co-Founder and Director of The Full English, an organization based in Bristol which provides support to teachers of English Literature. Mike Dixon is an educational consultant specializing in English in the classroom.