The Poetry Store

The Poetry Store

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By (author) Hachette Children's Books, Edited by Paul Cookson

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  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 197mm x 29mm | 303g
  • Publication date: 13 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340893869
  • ISBN 13: 9780340893869
  • Sales rank: 88,477

Product description

A one-stop collection of poems on a wide variety of themes to appeal to children aged 8-12 and a staple resource of topic-based poems for KS2 teachers. By the compiler of the best-selling THE WORKS (100,000 + copies since publication in August 2000), this book complements THE WORKS and THE WORKS 2 which are organised by form and curriculum subject respectively. But it also has direct appeal to children and families too by virtue of being subject focussed. Contains approximately 40 headings of 8-10 poems each making about 350 poems grouped in categories such as: School, home, brothers and sisters, parents, teachers, friends, hobbies, football, feeling happy, feeling sad, animals, nature, space, love, feeling angry, feeling afraid, our bodies, senses, festivals, seasons, food, weather, holidays, pets, sport, computers, television, toys, transport, magic ...In addition to the usual indexes of first lines and authors, an index of forms will enable teachers to locate haikus, sonnets, kennings, riddles, acrostics etc for Literacy Hour purposes.

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Paul Cookson is one of Britain's best-known and admired performance poets for children. A former teacher himself, he works almost full-time in schools doing performances and workshops. He has published several collections of his own poems and is the editor of many poetry anthologies including the best-selling THE WORKS.

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A truly comprehensive compendium and ideal for literacy work in schools... a clearly presented book for 7-11 year olds and their teachers! Junior Education A great resource ... even the pickiest will find something to interest them Sunday Express