Robert Browning was born in South London in 1812. He was largely self-educated, utilising his...

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by James Berry - Children's Poems

James Berry's poems take you back to the noises, sights and smells of his Jamaican childhood. James...

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Brendon Gallacher

by Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay (b. 1961) is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, whose subtle...

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by Brian Patten

Brian Patten (b. 1946) has written many books of poetry for adults and children, as well as prose...

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by Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters (b. 1965), the tallest poet in the UK, has written more than 45 books for...

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The Land of the Bumbly Boo

by Spike Milligan

Terence Alan Milligan, known as 'Spike' (1918-2002) dedicated his life to making people laugh,...

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by Fred Sedgwick

Fred Sedgwick writes thoughtful, funny poetry for children, taking in as he does so a wide range of...

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Judith Nicholls

Acclaimed children's poet, Judith Nicholls shows us round what her family have described as "the most untidy study in the world". She also reads several of her poems including the first one she ever wrote when she...
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