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James Carter - Author

James Carter is an award-winning children's poet. He travels all over the cosmos (well, Britain), with his guitar (that's Keith) to give lively poetry performances and workshops. James once had hair, extremely long hair (honestly), and he played in a really nasty ultra-loud heavy rock band. And, as a lifelong space cadet, James has discovered that poems are the best place to gather all his daydreamy thoughts. What's more, he believes that daydreaming for ten minutes every day should be compulsory in all schools. His poetry titles include Cars Stars Electric Guitars and Orange Silver Sausage (Walker Books) and Time-Travelling Underpants and Greetings, Earthlings! (Macmillan). James was the major contributor to the recent Cbeebies TV series Poetry Pie. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

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Once Upon a Star
James Carter - illustrated by Mar Hernandez
Poetry is possibly the best way to convey the wonder of space and our own place in it, and James Carter's text for this picture book is both precise and inspiring: ‘A sea of stars at last were born/gradually they...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2018
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The World's Greatest Space Cadet
James Carter - illustrated by Ed Boxall
Yes, there's a poem to a space cadet in this typically lively, inviting and memorable new collection from James Carter; but it's an ode not to an astronaut but to a dreamer, someone whose head is firmly in a cloud....
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Zim Zam Zoom Zappy Poems to Read Out Loud
James Carter - illustrated by Nicola Colton
Shortlisted for the CLPE Children's Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award 16 poems to read out loud - perfect for sharing at home or at school
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2016
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I'm a Little Alien
James Carter
Meet a little green alien; then zoom off in your rocket to find space poems, rhymes about mermaids, funny faces and even a greedy robot. This is a fun and playful new collection by an award-winning poet who knows how...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2014
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Journey to the Centre of My Brain
James Carter
Age 7+. Selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin: James Carter's third collection for children is a real treat packed with gorgeous thoughts, dreams and moments. Sneak a peek into his brain in this brilliant collection of poems.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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Hey Little Bug Poems for Little Creatures
James Carter - illustrated by Mique Moriuchi
Age 5+. Reviewed and selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin: Hey, Little Bug! is a charming and tender collection written for the ‘little bugs' that constantly absorb sights and sounds around them. As a performer of poetry, James...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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