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...


A Christmas Poem
Jonathan Humble
Catch a Snowflake Falling
Gaynor Andrews
Shape of Christmas
Fiona Halliday
Exhibition
Coral Rumble
Ice Creams For Sale!
Gaynor Andrews
Christmas Dinner
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Ladder and Scarf
Rob Walton
Tiny Frozen Leaves
Carol Coven Grannick
Dear Santa Claus ...
Shaun Jex
What's Snow Like?
Lesley James
My Dreams in Winter
Kay Medway
Snow Time
Helen Openshaw
Wintertime Fair
Mary E Cronin
Countdown
Sarah Ziman
Christmas Steve
Dale Neal
Home Sweet Home
Nannie Shakespeare
A Letter from Santa
Templeton Moss
Covid Snowchild
David Bleiman
Grumpy Snowman
Julie Stevens
Frozen Puddles
Coral Rumble
Laila Asks
Rob Walton
Waddling
Nannie Shakespeare
A Million Little Things
Shaun Jex
Skating with Dad
Mary E Cronin
Glittery Grannies
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Winter
Fiona Halliday
Snow Bird
Carol Coven Grannick
On Seeing a British Winter
Lesley James
In a Forest Clearing
Coral Rumble
Robin Redbreast
Nannie Shakespeare
All I Want for Christmas ...
Shaun Jex
The Heat of Battle
Alice Stainer
A Winter Morning
David Webb
The Great Yule Yeti
Ellen Forkin
Don't Forget
Fiona Halliday
I Wish it Would Snow
Coral Rumble
My Turn Next Time
Attie Lime
Better than Television (Magpies in Snow)
Lesley James
Winter Prairie Grass
Carol Coven Grannick
Boxing Clever
Rob Walton
The Snowman's List
Julie Anna Douglas
Winter Feels
Stephanie Henson
Christmas Sounds
Carole Bromley
Winter Silver
Kay Medway
At the Heart of the Tree
Jonathan Humble
Artist Feature ... Mary Haasdyk
Jonathan Humble
Wolf Girl
Moe Phillips
Letter to the Wind from a Shaggy Rose
Zaro Weil
Trees in Autumn
Andy Nuttall
Be More Potato
Rhiannon Oliver
Puppy Chase
Elizabeth Kuelbs
Some Spiders
Janice Scully
School Construction Zone
Stephanie Henson
Bedtime Munchies
Helen Dineen
Impossible?
Harula Ladd
Squirrel High Rise
Janice Scully
Undelivered - A Message From Your Phone
Stephanie Henson
Pineapple Does Not Belong on Pizza
Helen Dineen
Inside-itis
Harula Ladd
Minnow Tag
Janice Scully
The Witch's Pets
Helen Dineen
Ballerina Cherry Tree
Stephanie Henson
If I were a Star
Harula Ladd
Butter Ghost
Elizabeth Kuelbs
The Animal Book
Andy Nuttall
My Dog
Nannie Shakespeare
My Father Knows the Fish by Name
Jennifer Bohnhoff
Will you be my Friend?
David Webb
The Tiger Sleeps Above
Ken Gosse
Ketchup
Mhairi Helme
Rhymey and Bymey
Ken Gosse
Animalsss
Attie Lime
Was it Something I Said?
Lisa Varchol Perron
But
Gaynor Andrews
Turtle Paradise ... a poem by Jacob
Jonathan Humble
The Old Kitchen Sink
Colin West
Afraid of Words?
Mhairi Helme
To a Wolf Cub from its Mother
Zaro Weil
The Aurora Dance
Niamh Kelly
Smilify your Face
Jonathan Humble
Freda, the Flat-footed Fairy
Colin West
I'm Sheltered, Let it Rain
Niamh Kelly
Cutie-fruitie
Gaynor Andrews
A Cuddly Tongue Twister
Attie Lime
A Nose by Any Other Name
Ken Gosse
Water in your Wellies
Mhairi Helme
Caution! This Poem Will Make you YAWN!
Attie Lime
Skies Begin to Darken
Mark Starling
Curious Imagination
Julia Adams
Malaprops
Lisa Varchol Perron
Ophidiophobia
Damian Balassone
Alicia Loves Asparagus
Damian Balassone
Meandering
Lisa Varchol Perron
Moss
Mary E Cronin
The Tale of Lynne McFlynn
Colin West
Grandad's Cake
Jonathan Humble
Going Camping
Gaynor Andrews
The Octopus Tango
Moe Phillips
Fiddleflop
Colin West
The Lady in the Hat
Moe Phillips