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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

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.

The Truth About Teachers

The Truth About Teachers

Author: Paul Cookson, David Harmer, Brian Moses, Roger Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2007

Do you ever worry about what goes on inside your teacher's head? Then these poems are for you! Find out exactly what - if anything - makes them tick (besides marking your homework). IT'S A DEFINITE SIGN Our dinner lady Mrs Mack Is well in love with Mr Fipps Because at every dinner time She winks and smiles when he's in line And gives him extra chips Paul Cookson

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.

Pants on Fire poems by

Pants on Fire poems by

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2005

A fantastic new collection from our best-selling poet. Paul's new collection contains a wonderful range of poetry - mostly very funny but there are thoughtful pieces too. He plays beautifully with language and has included a number of different poetic forms.

The Poetry Store

The Poetry Store

Author: Paul Cookson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2005

A one-stop collection of poems on a wide variety of themes to appeal to children aged 8-12 and a staple resource of topic-based poems for KS2 teachers. By the compiler of the best-selling THE WORKS (100,000 + copies since publication in August 2000), this book complements THE WORKS and THE WORKS 2 which are organised by form and curriculum subject respectively. But it also has direct appeal to children and families too by virtue of being subject focussed. Contains approximately 40 headings of 8-10 poems each making about 350 poems grouped in categories such as: School, home, brothers and sisters, parents, teachers, friends, hobbies, football, feeling happy, feeling sad, animals, nature, space, love, feeling angry, feeling afraid, our bodies, senses, festivals, seasons, food, weather, holidays, pets, sport, computers, television, toys, transport, magic ... In addition to the usual indexes of first lines and authors, an index of forms will enable teachers to locate haikus, sonnets, kennings, riddles, acrostics etc for Literacy Hour purposes.

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 . . .

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