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

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
It's OK
Kev Payne
The Hat
Michael Heyman
Another Cheesy Love Poem
Tom Moody
Dragon X
Daniel Page
Elastic Days
Paula Thompson
Enormouse
Sally Roberts
The Fibonacci Spell
Gaynor Andrews
Your Brother
Niall M. Oliver
Knitting with Granny
Helen Openshaw
The Box of Tiny Sounds
Julie Anna Douglas
Pawprints
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Waiting
Rhiannon Oliver
The Sorrowful Saga of Sue
Colin West
Dreambeast
Mark Bird
Mythical Meeting
Fiona Halliday
Passport to Adventures
Lyn Fenby
New School Shoes
Sarah Ziman
Mistaken Identity
Robert Schechter
If Truth be Told
Huw Gwynn-Jones
Don't Ever Put Fish in your Pants
Shaun Jex
Recipe for Flying
Julie Stevens
Milk and Honey
Carmen Tiderle
A Quiet Nest
Carol L. MacKay
Cakey Yum Yum
Nina Parmenter
Sad Rags
David Bleiman
The Heron
Jonathan Humble
Bonus Balloon Poems from Philip Ardagh
Philip Ardagh
In-betweener
Sarah Ziman
Dear Mrs Kent
Sarah Ziman
How to Conjure a Poem in Eight Easy Steps
Julie Anna Douglas
What are Little Girls Made of?
Piu DasGupta
The Bones of Houses
Brian Moses
Sia Jumping
Chrissie Gittins
Monday Blues
Piu DasGupta
I Dreamt I was a Tea Bag
Jonathan Humble
Relativity Explained
Piu DasGupta
What Colour is your Umbrella?
Helen Openshaw
A Plea from the Rescue Centre for Mythical Beasts
Brian Moses
Thank You, Dear Rubber
Jacqueline Shirtliff
My Favourite Sport's Day
Linda Middleton
The Silly Knight
Colin West
Mrs Everest
Chrissie Gittins
The Wombat's Bottom
Carole Bromley
A Rainy Day
Rhiannon Oliver
What to Be?
Linda Middleton
The Edible Alphabet
Julie Anna Douglas
Mermaid
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Back to Front
Colin West
November the Fifth
Carole Bromley
The Ballerina
Templeton Moss
Karmasaurus
Jonathan Humble
Komodo
Brian Moses
Top Ten Tips for Trainee Tiger Teachers
Julie Anna Douglas
Dance of the Stream Sprite
Jacqueline Shirtliff
The School Kitchen Boogie Bop
Linda Middleton
On a Walk Through Town
Rhiannon Oliver
Mr Fox Apologises
Carole Bromley