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Paul Cookson - Author

About the Author

Paul has been a poet for over twenty-five years, has written and edited over sixty collections, sold over a million books and visited thousands of schools, libraries and festivals all over the world. He is the Poet in Residence for the National Football Museum in Manchester, and his work has appeared in over 200 anthologies, on school posters, art installations, beer mats and even burger napkins.

He lives in Retford with his wife, two children, a dog, a room full of books and music, and too many ukuleles.

Featured books by Paul Cookson

Other books by Paul Cookson

The Very Best of Paul Cookson Let No One Steal Your Dreams and Other Poems

The Very Best of Paul Cookson Let No One Steal Your Dreams and Other Poems

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Very Best of Paul Cookson brings together twenty-five years of poetry. It includes his favourite poems and his most thoughtful, uplifting and memorable poems. Includes Let No One Steal Your Dreams, Father's Hands, May You Always, Invisible Magicians, This is Our School and many more.

Disgusting Poems

Disgusting Poems

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

This disgusting themed anthology of poems is written by various authors. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There's an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you've always got a verse rehearsed! Roaring dinosaur rhymes, silly school rhymes: even some revolting rhymes to get you groaning. You can rap or rhyme them, mime them out or tackle fiendish tongue-twisters. Heaps of rib-tickling rhymes to send you poetry potty, and it all supports the school curriculum. A matching Teacher Resource Book, written by Paul Cookson, features workshop-style lessons based on different poetry types/genres. Each lesson focuses on a specific poem from one of the anthologies.

Silly Poems

Silly Poems

Author: Paul Cookson, Jennifer Curry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

This 'Silly' themed anthology of poems is written by various authors. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There's an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you've always got a verse rehearsed! Roaring dinosaur rhymes, silly school rhymes: even some revolting rhymes to get you groaning. You can rap or rhyme them, mime them out or tackle fiendish tongue-twisters. Heaps of rib-tickling rhymes to send you poetry potty, and it all supports the school curriculum. A matching Teacher Resource Book, written by Paul Cookson, features workshop-style lessons based on different poetry types/genres. Each lesson focuses on a specific poem from one of the anthologies.

Poetry Teacher's Book (Ages 5-11)

Poetry Teacher's Book (Ages 5-11)

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

This Teacher Resource Book, written by Paul Cookson, features workshop-style lessons based on different poetry types/genres. Each lesson focuses on a specific poem from one of the anthologies. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There's an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you've always got a verse rehearsed! Roaring dinosaur rhymes, silly school rhymes: even some revolting rhymes to get you groaning. You can rap or rhyme them, mime them out or tackle fiendish tongue-twisters. Heaps of rib-tickling rhymes to send you poetry potty, and it all supports the school curriculum.

Dinosaur Poems

Dinosaur Poems

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

This Dinosaur themed anthology of poems is written by various authors. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There's an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you've always got a verse rehearsed! Roaring dinosaur rhymes, silly school rhymes: even some revolting rhymes to get you groaning. You can rap or rhyme them, mime them out or tackle fiendish tongue-twisters. Heaps of rib-tickling rhymes to send you poetry potty, and it all supports the school curriculum. A matching Teacher Resource Book, written by Paul Cookson, features workshop-style lessons based on different poetry types/genres. Each lesson focuses on a specific poem from one of the anthologies.

The Works 3

The Works 3

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The Works 3 contains poems by 52 poets - one for every single week of the year. There are seven poems by each poet, which gives a fantastic variety to the book. All the major themes and forms of poetry are to be found within this chunky paperback, and there is a biography of each poet at the beginning of their week. Another essential book for teachers, but also a joyful celebration of the best poets of all time, both classic and contemporary. Tennyson, Wordsworth and Shakespeare rub shoulders with Brian Moses, Roger McGough and Brian Patten. A must-have book.

The Works Every Poem You Will Ever Need At School

The Works Every Poem You Will Ever Need At School

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2014

THE WORKS contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader. It's got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics, haikus, cinquains, kennings, couplets, thin poems, lists, conversations, monologues, epitaphs, songs, limericks, tankas, nonsense poems, raps, narrative verse and performance poetry that's just for starters. It features poems from the very best classic and modern poets, for example: William Blake, Michael Rosen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Allan Ahlberg, W.H. Auden, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Roald Dahl, Charles Causley, Eleanor Farjeon, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes, T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare to name but a few. A book packed with gems for dipping in to time and time again.

Paul Cookson's Joke Shop

Paul Cookson's Joke Shop

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Paul Cookson's Joke Shop brings together his favourite poems, his funniest poems and his most memorable poems - as well as a selection of brand new unpublished favourites. Twenty five years of laughter can be found within these pages including gems such The Toilet Seat Has Teeth, Superman's Dog, Where Teacher's Keep Their Pets, Let No One Steal Your Dreams and many many more. Paul Cookson's Joke Shop has been open for twenty five years - come back any time!

Give Us a Goal!

Give Us a Goal!

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

A family fun-filled holiday, Seaside football - match of the day, On the beach - the score nine nine When the match went into injury time. We soon forgot our day for sports When the wasp flew up my brother' s shorts. Meet sensational scorers, dependable defenders, great goalkeepers and fanatical fans like Great Gran. Find out who always shouts at the ref, what is scary about being in the wall, where the wasp flew and why you shouldn' t put mums in goals. Every aspect of the football season and more are brilliantly brought to life by poet and football fan Paul Cookson.

It's Behind You! Monster Poems by

It's Behind You! Monster Poems by

Author: Paul Cookson, David Harmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2010

A fantastic collection of very funny monster poems from two bestselling poets. Find out what to do if there is a monster under your bed, a zombie in the garden or a cyclops in your school. Beware the mighty Sockodile and the Death Kiss Suction Grandma Leeches and if you see a mutant vampire teacher . . . run for your life . . .

I'd Rather be a Footballer

I'd Rather be a Footballer

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2008

This fantastic collection features all of Paul Cookson' s most popular poems, including 'Superman Dog', 'The Toilet Seat HasTeeth' and 'The Amazing Captain Concorde'! SHORT VISIT, LONG STAY The school trip was a special occasion But we never reached our destination Instead of the Zoo I was locked in the loo Of an M62 service station.

Silly Poems

Silly Poems

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2006

A ridiculously rib-tickling selection of the silliest poems ever written. Paul Cookson has compiled a collection of verse old and new, which will have you clutching your sides and gagging for more...

The Works 5

The Works 5

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2006

A big fat book containing a whole alphabet of poets. It features 250 poems, each by a different poet - some very much alive and some not, some very well-known indeed and some not - all arranged alphabetically by poet. It has lots of new poems in it and we have tried to feature less well-known gems by big names. A gorgeous book full of delights that you will want to dip into time and time again.

It's Behind You! Monster Poems By

It's Behind You! Monster Poems By

Author: Paul Cookson, David Harmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2003

A fantastic collection of very funny monster poems from two bestselling poets. Find out what to do if there is a monster under your bed, a zombie in the garden or a cyclops in your school. Beware the mighty Sockodile and the Death Kiss Suction Grandma Leeches and if you see a mutant vampire teacher . . . run for your life . . .

The Works Every Poem You Will Ever Need At School

The Works Every Poem You Will Ever Need At School

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2000

THE WORKS is 10 years old and this special anniversary edition features brand-new lesson plans from poets including John Foster, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom and Pie Corbett. THE WORKS contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader. It's got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics, haikus, cinquains, kennings, couplets, thin poems, lists, conversations, monologues, epitaphs, songs, limericks, tankas, nonsense poems, raps, narrative verse and performance poetry that's just for starters. It features poems from the very best classic and modern poets, for example: William Blake, Michael Rosen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Allan Ahlberg, W.H. Auden, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Roald Dahl, Charles Causley, Eleanor Farjeon, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes, T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare to name but a few. A book packed with gems for dipping in to time and time again.

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