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Poetry Anthologies - Single Style

Story Poems
selected by Wendy Body
(Longman Pelican Big Books)
A collection of 5 story poems ranging from a modern, funny one about spiders to The Listeners by Walter de la Mare.
KS 2
32 pages   ISBN 0582333814
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Big Nursery Rhyme Book
chosen by Clare Kirtley
(Oxford Literacy Web)
A collection of old favourites, counting and modern rhymes with the counting fun continued in the illustrations. Good for introducing rhythm and sounds but only 9 rhymes in all.
ISBN 0199155968
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A Big Book of Counting and Chanting Rhymes
chosen by John Foster, illustrated by Carol Thompson
(Oxford University Press) A lively collection of 21 short poems with fun illustrations. These provide plenty of scope for developing literacy and numeracy skills and include some action rhymes to jump about to as well as some useful teaching ideas.
ISBN 019272388X
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Really Rapt
compiled by Susan Hill
(Rigby Magic Bean)
A collection of raps, chants, rhymes and clapping games with suggested ways of clicking, clapping or otherwise emphasising the rhythm. Great fun and good for building appreciation of rhythm.
32 pages    ISBN 094721299X
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by Joy Cowley Illustrated by Fraser Williamson
(Literacy Plus - Kingscourt)
A whole book of riddles - one on each right hand page with the answer on the following left hand one. Each riddle has two rhyming lines plus 'Do you know?' or 'Can you guess?'
KS1/lower KS2
24 pages

Slide Down the Rainbow
Collected by Pie Corbett  Illustrated by Diana Catchpole
(Collins Educational)
A collection of alternative versions of nursery rhymes and other funny rhymes. It takes the babyish quality out of studying nursery rhymes and is sure to make children laugh.
24 pages   ISBN 0003012387
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