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John Foster - Author

About the 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.

Featured books by John Foster

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and four exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 2 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the second of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds

7+ readers

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and five exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 3 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the third of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

Other books by John Foster

Your Choice Teacher Guide The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Your Choice Teacher Guide The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster, Kim Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2019

The Your Choice Teacher Guide supports schools in planning their PSHE provision, including the implementation of the 2019 curriculum for Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education. Up to date guidance and PSHE and RSE lesson ideas for the 21st Century - get ready for September 2019! * Gives non-specialists the confidence and tools to deliver PSHE effectively and saves preparation time with detailed lessons plans and worksheets for every double-page of the Your Choice Student Books 1 to 3. * Further sources of information and support are provided for each topic. * Flexible resources which can be tailored to the needs of your students and setting. * The student book content has been trialled by a team of PSHE teachers and RSE experts. * Printable PDFs and customisable Word files are available to download from collins.co.uk

Your Choice Student Book 3 The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Your Choice Student Book 3 The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster, Kim Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2019

Your Choice Book 3 covers the 2019 Health, Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, offering advice and practical techniques for managing students' time, money, emotions and health. Topics are organised into four strands to offer a coherent, progressive PSHE course for Years 7 to 9. In Student Book 3: * Personal wellbeing and mental health units concentrate on building confidence and self-esteem, and coping with stress, anxiety and depression. * Relationships and sex education units explore sexuality and gender identity, different types of partnership and marriage, and pregnancy and parenthood. * Physical health and wellbeing units include a focus on drugs, body image and the dangers of gambling. * Social education units look outwards to the local community and to global Citizenship issues. The content has been trialled by a team of PSHE teachers and RSE experts.

Your Choice Student Book 2 The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Your Choice Student Book 2 The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Your Choice Book 2 covers the 2019 Health, Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, offering advice and practical techniques for managing students' time, money, emotions and health. Topics are organised into four strands to offer a coherent, progressive PSHE course for Years 7 to 9. In Student Book 2: * Personal wellbeing and mental health units focus on increasing self-awareness, building confidence and learning to manage feelings. * Relationships and sex education units offer guidance on healthy relationships, contraception and safer sex, consent, and how to protect yourself online. * Physical health and wellbeing units deal with the importance of taking care of your body, and understanding the risks of alcohol, drug-taking and addiction. * Social education units look outwards to consider attitudes to others and Citizenship topics such as voting, human rights and democracy. The content has been trialled by a team of PSHE teachers and RSE experts.

Dinosaur Poems

Dinosaur Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

If you thought dinosaurs were extinct, then think again! They live on in the stomping, chomping, growling, howling poems in this collection. So if you're looking for poetry with a prehistoric twist, look no further than this sensational selection. The collection is put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of dinosaursfrom dancing dinosaurs to dinosaurs in the park. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.

Your Choice Student Book 1 The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Your Choice Student Book 1 The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2019

Your Choice Book 1 covers the 2019 Health, Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, offering advice and practical techniques for managing students' time, money, emotions and health. Topics are organised into four strands to offer a coherent, progressive PSHE course for Years 7 to 9. In Student Book 1: * Personal wellbeing and mental health units focus on increasing self-awareness, building confidence and learning to manage your feelings. * Relationships and sex education units make you aware of your rights and responsibilities in relationships, to help you stay safe and treat others with respect. * Physical health and wellbeing units deal with the importance of exercise, sleep, nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle. * Social education units look outwards to the local community and beyond. The content has been trialled by a team of PSHE teachers and RSE experts.

Dragon Poems

Dragon Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Here is a collection of legendary poems put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of dragons from pet dragons to dragons in the classroom. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.

Eggs with legs and other crazy poems for kids

Eggs with legs and other crazy poems for kids

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Fantastic Football Poems

Fantastic Football Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Here is a collection of fabulously funny poems put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of football matches - including meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match, the goalie with expanding hands, and the Stone Age man who invented football. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.

Dinosaur Rap

Dinosaur Rap

Author: John Foster Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/11/2016

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and four exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 2 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the second of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds

7+ readers

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and five exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 3 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the third of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

Student Book 5

Student Book 5

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster, Kim Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2015

Your Life provides the only whole school solution for combining Citizenship and PSHE at Key Stage 3 and 4. The fourth editions of this bestselling series contains extensive materials on Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Section 1 - Personal well-being Developing your own values 1. Confronting social and moral issues 2. Exploring social and moral issues Managing your time and studies 3. Coping with revision 4. Coping with exams Marriage and commitment 5. Attitudes to marriage and commitment 6. Long term relationships Parenthood and parenting 7. Becoming a parent 8. Parenthood Thinking ahead 9. Your options at 16 10. Further education and training 11. Applying for jobs Section 2 - Social education Human rights 12. Protecting and Enforcing Human Rights 13. Human Rights Abuse 14. Refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants Global challenges 15. Poverty 16. World health 17. Education Media matters 18. The news agenda 19. A free media? 20. Privacy versus Public Interest Challenging offensive behaviour 21. Sexism and sexual harassment 22. Homosexuality and homophobia Section 3 - Keeping healthy Managing stress and depression 23. Stress 24. Depression Safer sex 25. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) 26. HIV and AIDS Drugs and drug taking 27. Drugs - the risks 28. Drugs - the law Emergency First Aid 29. First aid - coping with an emergency 30. Shock and resuscitation Section 4 - Citizenship The UK's role in the world 31. The European Union 32. The UK and the EU 33. The UK and NATO 34. The UK and the Commonwealth 35. The United Nations Global challenges - wars, weapons and terrorism 36. Wars, weapons and arms races 37. What is terrorism? 38. Fighting terrorism Global challenges 39. Environmental issues 40. Taking action to protect the environment Working for change 41. Campaigning for change 42. Campaigning for change Co-operating on a community project 43. Volunteering 44. Getting involved in a community project Section 5 - Economic and financial capability Managing your money 45. Borrowing money 46. Work and pay Economy 47. The UK economy 48. How the UK economy works 49. How the global economy works Section 6 - Reviewing 50. Reviewing and recording your learning

Student Book 4

Student Book 4

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster, Kim Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2015

Your Life provides the only whole school solution for combining Citizenship and PSHE at Key Stage 3 and 4. The fourth editions of this bestselling series contains extensive materials on Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Section 1: Personal wellbeing 1. Developing your identity and image A sense of identity Behaviour and self-image 2. Managing your emotions and moods How do you manage how you feel? Assertiveness 3. Changing relationships Friends and family Exploring love 4. Coping with crises Separation and divorce Bereavement Leaving home 5. Thinking ahead - planning your future Assessing your skills and investigating careers Why work experience Getting started on work experience Section 2: Social education 6. Britain - a diverse society How did Britain begin Is there a national identity and culture in Britain Is Britain racist? 7. Human rights What are human rights? What are responsibilities? 8. Rights and responsibilities Parental responsibility What is work?/The law at work Consumers and traders 9. Challenging offensive behaviour Understanding prejudice Fighting discrimination Section 3: Keeping healthy 10. Healthy eating Eating and body shape Healthy eating and junk food 11. Safer sex and contraception What is the right time to have sex? Practising safer sex 12. Drinking and smoking Understanding why people drink and smoke 13. Health matters Keeping healthy Healthcare check Section 4: Citizenship 14. The law of the land What is the law?/Making the law Civil law and criminal law 15. Crimes and punishment Criminal responsibility The Youth Justice system Punishment and sentencing 16. It's your government The UK Parliament Government Finance Voting and elections Devolution Democracy 17. It's your council Local government 18. Working for change How can you change things National Pressure groups Youth Projects Section 5: Citizenship - Economic and financial capability 19. Managing your money Budgeting How to manage your finances 20. Financing businesses Money for businesses Business cost and budgeting 21. Enterprise challenge What is an enterprise challenge? Making a business plan Section 6: Reviewing 22. Reviewing and recording learning

KS4 Co-ordinator's File

KS4 Co-ordinator's File

Author: John Foster Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 20/04/2015

Your Life provides the only whole school solution for combining Citizenship and PSHE at Key Stage 3 and 4. The third editions of this bestselling series contains extensive materials on Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. This new Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator's File offers extra support to those responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of Citizenship and PSHE programmes. Devised and written with input from teachers already using Your Life successfully, it provides detailed lesson plans for every spread of Student's Books 4 and 5. These can be adapted easily using the accompanying CD-ROM. In addition, it features practical guidance and over 40 new photocopiable sheets to support assessment, recording and reporting. It also contains copymasters, designed for use by non-specialists, consisting of twenty photocopiable activities to support and extend each unit in the accompanying Student's Book. They also provide guidance on planning and delivery and include suggestions for further information and resources therefore ensuring everything is covered.

Fun with Words Creative Language Activities to Stretch More Able KS2 Children

Fun with Words Creative Language Activities to Stretch More Able KS2 Children

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2015

Fun with Words contains photocopiable creative activities that will stretch more able key stage 2 children working towards levels 5 and 6. The activities link closely to the new (September 2014) National Curriculum for England, encouraging pupils to enjoy, understand and manipulate language. Fun with Words provides activities which pupils will enjoy doing and that will make learning about words fun. By playing with words, children will not only extend their vocabularies, improve their spelling and develop their language skills; they will also come to understand the etymology and morphology of words: where they come from, how they work and how they can be used. Children are encouraged to solve and create riddles and to experiment with words in a variety of wordplay activities, such as playing with words, discovering anagrams and exploring jokes based on homophones. The activities can be used with either individuals or groups.

Student Book 2

Student Book 2

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2014

our Life provides the only whole school solution for combining Citizenship and PSHE at Key Stage 3 and 4. The third editions of this bestselling series contains extensive materials on Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Building on the huge success of the second editions, each full-colour Student's book has been completely updated to provide a range of age-appropriate stimulus material and engaging activities designed to develop student's skills, knowledge and understanding in line with the revised Programme of Study and the National Framework for PSHE. Your Life: * offers a progressive, coherent programme for the Citizenship and PSHE throughout secondary school * reduces preparation time with well-researched, balanced coverage of a huge range of topics * is ideal for use on a year by year or selective basis with a clear flexible structure and self-contained units * offers masses of support for teachers including photocopiable activities and assessment material Contents 1. You and your feelings - self esteem 2. You and your body - drugs and drugtaking 3. You and your resonsibilities - other cultures and lifestyles 4. You and your money - gambling 5. You and your values - where do you stand? 6. You and your family - divided families 7. You and your safety - at home and in the street 8. You and the law - the police 9. You and other people - friends and friendships 10. You and the media - the power of advertising 11. You and your time - making the most of your leisure 12. You and the world of work - employment and unemployment 13. You and your body - drinking alcohol 14. You and the community - the school as a community 15. You and your opinions - speaking your mind 16. You and your body - contraception and safer sex 17. You as a citizen - of the European Union 18. You and the world of work - understanding business 19. You and the community - taking action on the local environment 20. You and other people - older people 21. You and global issues - food and water 22. You and your achievements - reviewing your progress

Student Book 3

Student Book 3

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2014

Your Life provides the only whole school solution for combining Citizenship and PSHE at Key Stage 3 and 4. The third editions of this bestselling series contains extensive materials on Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Building on the huge success of the second editions, each full-colour Student's book has been completely updated to provide a range of age-appropriate stimulus material and engaging activities designed to develop student's skills, knowledge and understanding in line with the revised Programme of Study and the National Framework for PSHE. Your Life: * offers a progressive, coherent programme for the Citizenship and PSHE throughout secondary school * reduces preparation time with well-researched, balanced coverage of a huge range of topics * is ideal for use on a year by year or selective basis with a clear flexible structure and self-contained units * offers masses of support for teachers including photocopiable activities and assessment material Contents 1. You and your body - adolescence 2. You and your responsibilities - racism, prejudice and discrimination 3. You and your decisions - how to make decisions 4. You and your family - becoming an adult 5. You and your values - human rights issues 6. You and your money - banking and ways of saving 7. You and your feelings - dealing with loss 8. You and your body - drugs and drugtaking 9. You and the law - crimes and punishments 10. You and other people - being assertive 11. You and the world of work - investigating careers 12. You and the media - the power of the press 13. You and your body - eating disorders 14. You and your choices - for years 10 and 11 15. You and the community - local government 16. You and your opinions - which political party do you support? 17. You and your body - safer sex, STIs and AIDS 18. You and your money - you as a consumer 19. You as a citizen - of the world 20. You and the community - pressure groups and campaigning 21. You and other people - people with mental illnesses 22. You and global issues - poverty 23. You and your achievements - reviewing your progress

Student Book 1

Student Book 1

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2014

Your Life provides the only whole school solution for combining Citizenship and PSHE at Key Stages 3 and 4. The third editions of this bestselling series contains extensive materials on Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Building on the huge success of the second editions, each full-colour Student's book has been completely updated to provide a range of age-appropriate stimulus material and engaging activities designed to develop student's skills, knowledge and understanding in line with the revised Programme of Study and the National Framework for PSHE. Your Life: * offers a progressive, coherent programme for the Citizenship and PSHE throughout secondary school * reduces preparation time with well-researched, balanced coverage of a huge range of topics * is ideal for use on a year by year or selective basis with a clear flexible structure and self-contained units * offers masses of support for teachers including photocopiable activities and assessment material Contents of Your Life 1 1. You and your feelings - anxieties and worries 2. You and your body - growing and changing 3. You and your responsibilities - beliefs, customs and festivals 4. You and your time - managing your time 5. You and your values - right and wrong 6. You and your family - getting on with others 7. You and your body - smoking 8. You and the law - children's rights 9. You and other people - bullying 10. You and the media - the power of television 11. You and your money - pocket money, budgeting and saving 12. You and the world of work - developing a product 13. You and your body - drugs and drugtaking 14. You and the community - being a good neighbour 15. You and your money - you as a consumer 16. You and your opinions - how to express your ideas 17. You and your body - eating and exercise 18. You as a citizen - British government 19. You and the world of work - attitudes to work 20. You and the community - taking action: raising money for charity 21. You and other people - people with disabilities 22. You and global issues - resources, waste and recycling 23. You and your achievements - reviewing your progress

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 12: The Ghost in the Washing Machine

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 12: The Ghost in the Washing Machine

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The Ghost in the Washing Machine is packed with poems and jokes. Have you ever wondered how aliens drink their tea? Or what's written on a robot's tombstone? Find out about a trampolining queen, then take a sneaky peak at a superhero's diary. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 10: When Dad Scored a Goal in the Garden

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 10: When Dad Scored a Goal in the Garden

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

When Dad Scored a Goal in the Garden is packed with poems and jokes. Discover what happens when Dad thinks he's Ronaldo. Learn some new tricks from Slick Nick's dog, and what NOT to do if you're a wizard's apprentice. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 16: Watch your Teacher Carefully

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 16: Watch your Teacher Carefully

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Watch your Teacher Carefully is packed with poems and jokes. Enjoy a dance with the disco sheep but watch out for Beryl the Budgie. Learn why dragons don't make good pets, and what happened when Grandpa's false teeth escaped. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 8: Don't Eat Soup with your Fingers

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 8: Don't Eat Soup with your Fingers

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Don't Eat Soup with your Fingers is filled with poems and jokes. Find out what's worse than being eaten alive by spiders and why a cat makes a better hat than a cow. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Amazing Escapes Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Amazing Escapes Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Read the miraculous survival stories from across the world of lucky people who escaped dangerous situations, such as being bitten by a shark or trapped in an avalanche. This inspirational book by John Foster is accompanied by real-life photos and illustrations. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Cool Cars Band 03 Yellow/Band 12 Copper

Cool Cars Band 03 Yellow/Band 12 Copper

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Some cars are big and powerful, while others are very small. Some can even fly or float on water! Find out about some of the world's coolest and most unusual cars in this highly photographic information book. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

Cockadoodle Moo

Cockadoodle Moo

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2011

Cockadoodle moo The geese came out to play. The farmyard hens danced round their pens The cows rolled round in the hay. From the moment you wake up until it's time to turn out the light, a poem will always brighten your day! This lively collection of rhymes and poems has contributions from Shirley Hughes, Jez Alborough, Richard Edwards, Tony Mitton, Giles Andreae, Michelle Magorian and many more. The poems are all illustrated in full colour and will delight young children time after time.

The Land of the Flibbertigibbets

The Land of the Flibbertigibbets

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2011

In the Land of the Flibbertigibbets is a collection of playful poems and versatile verses bound to entertain and capture the imagination of the young reader. From poems about a wizard's dragon and a dinosaurs' health spa, nonsense versions of nursery rhymes and fantastic football results, to a cautionary tale about a boy who is always sticking his tongue out. These new poems for children aged 7 to 12, include wordplay poems about anagrams and homonyms, a word-building poem about how to make a teacher, a chant about onomatopoeia and a poem about peculiar plurals. Haikus and clerihews, epitaphs and epigrams, kennings and lists make up this inventive collection.

See You Later, Escalator

See You Later, Escalator

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

See you later, escalator! In a blink, fizzy drink. See you later, rollerskater! In a tick, lolly stick. Here is a collection of poems and rhymes for very young children. With themes ranging from magic, seasons, and favourite pets to families, feelings, celebrations, and bedtime, there are poems for every occasion. And the mix of traditional rhymes, limericks, lullabies, and comic verse adds up to an anthology to suit all moods and moments. There are contributions from Michael Rosen, Giles Andreae, Kaye Umansky, Quentin Blake, and many, many more. Each poem is accompanied by full colour artwork - from a diverse range of illustrators including Tony Ross and Helen Lanzrein.

Football Fever

Football Fever

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Here's a collection of poems about goals, fans, yobs, cheers, fouls, boots, scarves, crowds, strips. You'll also see falling stars, blind referees, magic sponges, dream teams, fizzy drinks, wet Saturdays, hairless half-backs, and a game of two halves. They'll make you laugh, they'll make you think, they'll make you cheer! This fantastic collection of poems about football is being reissued with a fresh new look and includes poems by Paul Cookson, Tony Mitton, Benjamin Zephaniah and Roger McGough. A must for football fans everywhere!

Fiendishly Funny Poems

Fiendishly Funny Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

A collection of wonderfully hilarious, fiendishly funny poems put together by a master compiler, well known for his collections with OUP. John Foster is a poet in his own right and is highly-regarded in both the trade and in schools for his brilliant collections. FIENDISHLY FUNNY POEMS continues a sparkling new collection of nonsense poems which mark the return of Collins Children's Books to poetry publishing. John Foster is a well-known poet, anthologist and teacher who is highly-regarded both in the trade and in schools.

The Olympic Games Band 13/Topaz

The Olympic Games Band 13/Topaz

Author: John Foster Format: Undefined Release Date: 20/01/2008

What's it like to compete in the world's largest sporting event? Find out all about the Olympic Games, when they began and how they have changed over time. Read about the different events and some of the amazing stories of how athletes have won their medals in this fascinating information book. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type: An infomation book. * A useful chart on pages 46-47 compares Olympic events from the ancient games, the first modern games and the most recent games to help children discuss what they've read and think about the way the sporting event has changed and developed over time. * Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. * Curriculum links: Geography: Connecting ourselves to the world; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

The Poetry Chest

The Poetry Chest

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

A book aimed at both trade and schools markets that brings together the best of John Foster's original poetry. There are over 250 poems divided into themed sections, in which there will be humorous and thoughtful poems sitting side by side. It includes a vast range of types of poem, such as shape poems, acrostic poems, limericks, diary poems, raps, story poems, recipe poems, which makes it the perfect collection for use in the classroom, or just to dip into.

Fantastic Football Poems

Fantastic Football Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Here is a collection of fabulously funny poems put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of football matches - including meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match, the goalie with expanding hands, and the Stone Age man who invented football. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.

Run, Jump, Hop Band 02a/Red a

Run, Jump, Hop Band 02a/Red a

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

This photographic non-fiction book examines how animals and people move. * Red / Band 2A - A simple non-fiction book * Text type - Non-fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are j, a and d. Other phonemes practised are s, t, i, p, n, c, k, e, o, r, g, u, l, h, f, b and ai. * The final spread gives the children the opportunity to recap and discuss the text. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Marathon Band 06/Orange

The Marathon Band 06/Orange

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

People have run Marathons for more than 100 years, but how long is a marathon? Where are they run? Who can enter? Find out all about one of the most toughest and popular running events, in this non-chronological report. People have run Marathons for more than 100 years, but how long is a marathon? Where are they run? Who can enter? Find out all about one of the most toughest and popular running events, in this non-chronological report. Pages 14-15 feature a glossary, index, and a whole host of marathon facts. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Universal Vacuum Cleaner and Other Riddle Poems

The Universal Vacuum Cleaner and Other Riddle Poems

Author: John Foster, Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2005

This book is an absorbing collection of riddle poems that includes haiku, mystery riddles, riddles with hidden words, and much more. It will provide hours of entertainment for anyone who enjoys puzzling and word-games, as well as being a highly satisfying collection of cleverly conceived poetry.

Monster Poems

Monster Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

A collection of poems about one of children's favourite subjects - monsters. Korky Paul's lively illustrations to life this popular poetry book. John Foster and Korky Paul's poetry partnership began over 10 years ago, with the publication of Dragon Poems. The combination of John's inspired and witty selection of poems, with Korky's crazily imaginative and anarchic illustrations, has proved exceptionally popular. 'If this combination of verse and illustration doesn't make you laugh out loud, then you must have missed out on the sense of humour gene' The Guardian 'Delightfully scary...wickedly funny' The Herald

Teasing Tongue-Twisters

Teasing Tongue-Twisters

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2002

TEASING TONGUE TWISTERS is one of four sparkling new collections of nonsense poems which mark the return of Collins Children's Books to poetry publishing. John Foster is a well-known poet and teacher. His book, Wham Bang Orangutan is hugely popular (published OUP). New and existing material has been brought together to provide this morbidly humorous collection. Well-known poets include Roger McGough, Dick King-Smith, Michael Rosen and John Foster himself. Di dry skis on a dry ski slope Dry slope skiing on a dry ski slope Slalom skiing on a dry ski slope Dry Di dry skis dry ski slopes Paul Cookson

Loopy Limericks

Loopy Limericks

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2001

A collection of wonderfully hilarious, ridiculous rhymes put together by a master compiler, well known for his collections with OUP. John Foster is a poet in his own right and is highly-regarded in both the trade and in schools for his brilliant collections. LOOPY LIMERICKS is the first of 4 sparkling new collections of nonsense poems which mark the return of Collins Chidlren's Books to poetry publishing. John Foster is a well-known poet, teacher, and his book WHAM BAN ORANGUTAN is hugely popular (OUP), and the title of this was taken from his own poem. He is highly-regarded both in the trade and in schools. The books use both new and existing material with humorous line illustrations throughout.* Well-know poets included, such as: Roger McGough, Edward Lear, Michael Palin, Kaye Umansky, Spike Milligan and many more* It is divided into fun sections under the headings Animal Crackers, Dotty Dressers, Dreadful Disasters, Ghostly Groans, Musical Madness, Monstrous Moments, Potty People, Ridiculous Romances, School Sillies, Travellers' Tales, Tummy Troubles, Vampire Bites and Last Writes.

Fire Words A Book of Wordplay Poems

Fire Words A Book of Wordplay Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2000

This is a collection of wordplay poems for younger children. It includes rhymes and chants, tongue-twisters and limericks, riddles and puns, and also shape poems, surprising spellings, and puzzling punctuation. As well as poems by well-known modern writers such as Michael Rosen, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Wendy Cope, and Michael Palin, there are also poems by classic poets such as Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, and Jonathan Swift. In addition, there are many original poems, which have been specially written for this exciting and very funny book.

Whizz, Bang, Orang-utan

Whizz, Bang, Orang-utan

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/1999

This is an exhilarating, brightly colored book of poems for very young children, intended to be a companion book to the very popular Twinkle, Twinkle, Chocolate Bar . It is designed as a read-aloud book and one that children will enjoy reading for themselves once they have mastered the initial skills of reading. There are poems about eating, making a mess, going out, playtime, bath time, and going to bed, as well as poems about giants, monsters, pets, curious people, witches and wizards, teeth, and birthdays. It is illustrated by a group of very talented young artists, five of whom have never been published before.

Excuses, Excuses Poems About School

Excuses, Excuses Poems About School

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/1999

This is a collection of poems about all aspects of school: teachers, classrooms, playgrounds, bullies, games, assemblies, reports, and all the rest of school life. The paperback is now reissued with a new cover by Nick Sharratt.

All in the Family A Collection of Poems

All in the Family A Collection of Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/1999

Families-they're maddening, edgy, grouchy, embarrassing, ratty-and we've all got them. Rapping grandmas, snoring grandpas, laughing fathers, waltzing mothers, smiling aunties, travelling uncles-and of course brothers and sisters. This is a fresh and sometimes very serious look at the joys and sorrows of living in the family. The paperback is now reissued with a new cover by Nick Sharatt.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Chocolate Bar Rhymes for the Very Young

Twinkle, Twinkle, Chocolate Bar Rhymes for the Very Young

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/1993

Four o'Clock Friday Original Poems

Four o'Clock Friday Original Poems

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/1991

This book is intended for age range 8 - 11.

School's Out! Poems About School

School's Out! Poems About School

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/1988

This book is intended for Prizes won etc.

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