The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Welcome aboard The Dirigible Balloon, the publication with lots and lots of poems for children!

The crew are busy organising a flight to remember, with new places to visit, different creatures to see and a sky load of fun and adventure as well. Written and read by poets from around the world, with a fresh batch uploaded every month, our poems will delight, intrigue and astound you.

Come have a look and prepare to lift off in The Dirigible Balloon!

The Dirigible Balloon

With our sandwiches packed
and our bottles of juice,
under fluffy white clouds and the sun,
we all climb aboard
this balloon of delight
in a search for new places and fun.
With friends by our sides,
happy faces all round
and excitement in everyone’s eyes,
our dirigible lifts
off the ground like a bird
to adventure high up in blue skies …

Jonathan Humble

Find some poems...


Edamame
Caroline Sih
Rainbow Blanket
Elizabeth Janczyk
The Kiss of the Mummy's Sister
Jonathan Humble
I Choose Poetry
Zaro Weil
Artist Feature ... Shiva Asemi
Jonathan Humble
Brave Old World
Ken Gosse
A Dark and Stormy Morning
Ken Gosse
Moth
Daniel Page
How to Grow a Poem
David Bleiman
Lily Dancing
Carol Coven Grannick
I’ve Never Been So Insulted!
Colin West
The Sad Tale of Fred the Fringe
Jonathan Humble
A Short Poem About Climate Change
AF Harrold
Fish Under Ice
Coral Rumble
Cross Rhinoceros
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Letter to a Worm from a Sweet Potato
Zaro Weil
Last Trombone
Carol Coven Grannick
Alphabet Safari
Julie Anna Douglas
Dear Storytellers
Paula Thompson
The Buff-tip Moth
Doryn Herbst
Haiku Your Way Back to School
Sophia Harris
Sunset
Chris OCarroll
Nothing!
Kathryn Apel
Don't Forget
Eleanor Cullen
Storm Coming
Gillian Spiller
If Pigs Could Fly
BJ Lee
Silver Birch
Paula Thompson
True Blue
Lisa Varchol Perron
Just Around the Corner
Helen Dineen
Let's Have an Adventure
Shaun Jex
When the World Went to Sleep
Julie Stevens
Marvellous Minibeast Mansion
Linda Middleton
The Traffic-lights Coloured Frog
Doryn Herbst
Dragon For Hire!
Julie Anna Douglas
Moon Morning
Carol Coven Grannick
Self-isolating
Carole Bromley
Autumn Evening
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Diplodonkosaurus
Gillian Spiller
Letterbox Magic
Kay Medway
The Magic Ball
Eleanor Cullen
My Bed
Chris OCarroll
The Magic
Lisa Varchol Perron
Watching by the Small Pond
Elisabeth Kelly
Going Nowhere
Jay Brazeau
Eviction Notice
Anna-Marie Maher
Crazy Dream
Julie Stevens
Ants
Templeton Moss
The Slab's Life
AF Harrold
BFF (Best Friends Forever)
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Castle in the Clouds
Julie Anna Douglas
Tree, Teach Me
Mona Woods Voelkel
Practice Time, Little Dancer
Carol Coven Grannick
Mountain Magic
Julie Steiner
Chickens in Space
Shaun Jex
The Letter
Jessica Whipple
Advice for Meeting a Yeti
Coral Rumble
If I Could Be
Templeton Moss
A Sticky Toffee Poem
Helen Dineen
Mikey Microbe
Gaynor Andrews
Next Door Neighbours
Leanne Moden
A Dog's Life
Anna-Marie Maher
Junk Modelling
Elisabeth Kelly
Sunset Swinging
Lisa Varchol Perron
Gnomes at Night
BJ Lee
The Bees' Needs (I'm Buzzing)
Lesley James
Arachnophobia? No Fingles!
David Bleiman
Leave it to Wind
Julie Stevens
Why All Cats Need A Friend
Jay Brazeau
Hooroo!
Kathryn Apel
My Halloween Party
Colin West
Masks
Carole Bromley
River Morning Walk
AF Harrold
Conkers
Paula Thompson
When the Referee Swallowed his Whistle
Colin West
The Pie Tester
Jonathan Humble
Suitcase Poem
Michael Rosen
Trucking to Tiny Town
Nina Parmenter
Tap and Peck
Carol L. MacKay
Body Strike
Michael Heyman
Daytime's Story
Gaynor Andrews
Frenglish
Niall M. Oliver
A Teeny, Tiny Poem
Kev Payne
Haunted House Inventory
Julie Anna Douglas
An Apology from your Mail Carrier (Based on a True Story)
Carol L. MacKay
The Incredible Iron Bat
Niall M. Oliver
Mary Had a Little Lamb (The Lamb, The Duck and The Goldfish)
Gaynor Andrews
I Wish
Tom Moody
What Have the Teachers Ever Done for Us?
Mark Bird
Pick Your Place
Fiona Halliday
Shell
Paula Thompson
Seven Peas Sailed The Seas
Daniel Page
Sock Monkey
Nina Parmenter
The Annual Animal Charity Fashion Parade
Jacqueline Shirtliff
The World's Worst Baker
Elizabeth McGeown
The Billy Goat
Shaun Jex
Moonshine
Huw Gwynn-Jones
Summer Sorcerer
Robert Schechter
Dragon
Kev Payne
Interstellar Wellies
Jonathan Humble
Scotch Bonnet!
Elizabeth McGeown