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John Foster - Author

John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.

He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

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What Do You Call a One-eyed Dinosaur?
John Foster
Dinosaurs seem to be a never ending source of jokes – their extraordinary appearance, their complicated names, they outrageous habits and the fact that not everything about them is already known, make them absolutely ripe for some good humoured prods....
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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What Happens When the Queen Burps?
John Foster
A great collection of riddles, rhymes and jokes designed to make readers laugh out loud – and they will! Best-selling John Foster knows his audience exceptionally well and taps into school humour unerringly as Clever Trevor's Classroom Quips demonstrates superbly.
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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How Do You Make a Skeleton Laugh?
John Foster
More jokes, riddles and rhymes this time about pirates, ghosts, vampires and flesh-eating zombies. Lots of jokes about ghouls and ghosts and some very unsavoury things that go bump in the night. Hilarious and horrid, this collection will delight young...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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What Wears a Sock on Its Bottom?
John Foster
Jokes, riddles and rhymes abound in this entertaining selection of ‘stuff'. Selected for its smelly socks, bogies, bottoms, cowpats and the rest, this is a easy to access collection for children who enjoy a laugh.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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School's Out
John Foster
Age 7+. Art lessons, drama, assembly, wet playtime and school dinners are just some of the many aspects of SCHOOL that are captured in these wonderfully wide ranging anthologies of contemporary poems. Both are a feast of entertainment that's fun...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2009
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Excuses, Excuses
John Foster
Age 9+. Art lessons, drama, assembly, wet playtime and school dinners are just some of the many aspects of SCHOOL that are captured in these wonderfully wide ranging anthologies of contemporary poems. Both are a feast of entertainment that's fun...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2009
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Oxford Junior Rhyming Dictionary
John Foster
7+ (Year 3-4, KS2). Newly updated. A fully illustrated alphabetical dictionary of first science words and concepts. Over 300 science words from ‘abdomen' to ‘zoo' are cleverly brought to life with illustration and text.
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2008
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Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary
John Foster
5+ (Years 1 – 3, KS 2 & 3). Newly updated. An innovative illustrated first rhyming dictionary with rhyming words, rhyming families even raps! This dictionary will help children build phonic and spelling knowledge in a fun way and is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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My First Oxford Book Of Poems
John Foster
Age 0 - 5+ A delightful first collection of poetry for young children with many old favourites and plenty new too. From the fantastical and nonsensical to everyday creatures and the weather you and your child will be charmed by...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 5 Year Olds
John Foster
Poetry is a fun way for children to enjoy learning to read, developing their vocabulary and understanding of ideas and themes. This collection offers a wide range of poems to appeal to all children, from poems about special days such...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds
John Foster
This poetry collection for 6 year olds, with parental guidance and notes for every poem, has been created in line with the National Curriculum to support children learning to read at home and build confidence for school. Poetry is a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds
John Foster
Poetry is a fun way for children to enjoy learning to read, developing their vocabulary and understanding of ideas and themes. This collection of 44 fun poems for 7 year olds offers a wide range to appeal to all children,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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