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 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...


The Magical Portal
Peter Devonald
Nursery Beasts
Moe Phillips
New Whooping Wood
Mark Bird
I Believe
Jonathan Sellars
The Lost Boomerang
Philip Kitcher
Group Projects
Stephan Soloman
Love Cats
Peter Devonald
Some Fish
Philip Ardagh
White Horses
Rhona Stephens
Poetic Licence
Graham Seal
The Arguments of Dogs
Brian Moses
A Sense of Rhythm
Graham Seal
Our Dog’s Dinner
Brian Moses
Rishi
Pramod Subbaraman
Hot Air Balloon in My Backyard!
D. Eric Herrington
(un)Happy February 29th
Tracie Renee
Grocery Cart
D. Eric Herrington
Pancake Haiku
Tracie Renee
These Hands
Stefan Karlsson
Sandcastle Haiku
Tarja Helena Nevala
My Weasel's got Measles
Dale Neal
Memoirs of a Well Travelled Dancing Banana
Dale Neal
My Winter Swing
Tarja Helena Nevala
What To Do At The Airport
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
What the Wind Said to Me
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
The Web of Worries
Theresa Gaughan
Hidden Identity
Katie Mahood
The Grim Keeper
Bernard Pearson
Three Spring Haiku
Dianne Moritz
The Spark
Kendra Cardin
Rock Pool Jewel
Jane Trenholm
The Kindness Tree
Linda Middleton
The Phoenix & Me
Kendra Cardin
What If?
Linda Middleton
The Raven and The Peacock
Daniel Gauss
Skeletons Tell Terrible Jokes
John Svatins
Ouch!
Colin West
Family Tree
John Svatins
Pet Allergies
Simon Fairbanks
By Jingo Bingo !
Belinda Richards
Shelling Peas
Rachel Burrows
Orcadia
Rachel Burrows
When Daddy used the SatNav
John Svatins
Waltz of the Winter Aconites
Felicity Teague
Aunt Ellen’s Dolls’ House
Julie Anna Douglas
In the Mogshade
Rebecca Loveday
Clever Coral
Rebecca Loveday
Tea
Rhiannon Oliver
The Feet on the Street
Rhiannon Oliver
Graze
Rebecca Loveday
Dimension Of Lost Socks
K.G. Munro
The Sea Phantoms' Dance
Rebecca J Gomez
Horrible Giant
Rebecca J Gomez
What is Love?
Rhona Stephens
In a Blink
Veronica Szczygiel
The Corner
Rhiannon Oliver
Leader of Crowns
Yewande Akinse
Babble
Yewande Akinse
Derek’s Theory of Quantum Stiles
Jonathan Humble
Pancake Spell
Kathryn Beevor
Imagination Nation
Laura Cooney
My Poem is Better than Your Poem
Philip Ardagh
How to Bake a Mummy
Laura Cooney
Moment
Annelies Judson
The Hill Behind My House
Kathryn Dove
Sensations
Annelies Judson
Graviticity
Kathryn Dove
Night Rain
Annelies Judson
Albatross
Kathryn Dove
How to See a Dragon
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Trying Out Holidays
Attie Lime
Table Tennis
Mark Gilbert
Mine all Mine
Attie Lime
Every Tree is an Island
Oliver Noonday
A World Full of Poems
Attie Lime
Musical Blares
Maureen Egan
Three More Poems
Susan Andrews
Sky Art
Bonnie Lindauer
Six Grinning Ghosts
Marie Carmichael
What am I?
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Must be Spring
Eleanor Brown
Alphabet Soup
Eleanor Brown
Be Prepared
Eleanor Brown
Orion’s Belt
Seth Mueller
Lamb on the Lam
Moe Phillips
The Importance of Being Derek
Jonathan Humble
The Talk in the Trees
Melinda Szymanik
On a Ragged Rainbow
David Bleiman
Outside in
Ian Brownlie
Tutti Frutti
Morna Sullivan
A Cabbage with a Good Heart
Morna Sullivan
Haircut Jitters
Pamela Taylor
Can You Move?
Pamela Taylor
Let’s Go to the House of the Neighbourhood Witch
Niamh Savage
The Disaster Kid
Niamh Savage
Captain Caterpillar
Deb Reidy
Instrument Selection Day
Deb Reidy
Useless
Ian Brownlie
The Time Machine
Ian Brownlie
Grandma's Garden
Christine Hennigan
The Mind Garden
Josie De Falco
Katsura Tree
Josie De Falco
Astronaut
Julie Stevens
I Say Sweater
Jennifer Thomas
A Bit of a Ribbit
Jennifer Thomas
My Busy Brain
Jennifer Thomas
Dream
Carole Bromley
Good Loser
Deb Reidy
My Funny Rolling Pin
Colin West
A Roman Banquet
Josie De Falco
In the Garden
Barbara Bleiman
Clouds
Barbara Bleiman
Pig
John Dredge
My Silly Friend
John Dredge
I Want to Ride That Pony
Barbara Bleiman
When the Light Goes Off
Sarah J Dodd
Boborygmus
Sarah J Dodd
Jackdaw Cub
Lindsay Comer
Stomp and Shout
Sarah J Dodd
A Brand New House
John Dredge
If not for Combs
Charles Hughes
Meteor Message
Catherine Olver
If not for Blue
Charles Hughes
I Am Not in the Mood Today
Sarah Ziman
SMART Granny
Catherine Olver
This Laptop
Rob Walton
No More Majes-Tea and Scones?
Catherine Olver
A Hard Lesson for King Midas
Charles Hughes
Mixed-up Morning!
Sarah Ziman
A Question of Alliteration
Fiona Halliday
Freestyle!
Sarah Ziman
The Dance of the Forest
Sarah Steinbacher
Shoelace Stress
Hazel Knox
What Would I See If I Were A Tree?
Juli Frances Taylor
Bedtime Routine
Lee Blevins
Insects
Erik Asbjorn
Havoc In The Skies
Hazel Knox
Let's Get a Move On
Val Harris
You and Me
Sue Lancaster
The Poem That Wouldn’t Stop Finishing My Sentences
Carl Burkitt
Waiting For The Green Man
Carl Burkitt
Museumgoer
Kay Medway
Day Trip
Kay Medway
Here Come the Lions!
Gillian Spiller
How to Sail a House
Sarah Wallis
Bee Rescue
Lisa Allen
My Cat is Better Than You
Justin Horton
Slide Down a Sunbeam
Stacey Ramirez
When a Noise Annoys
Jude Simpson
Starling’s Lullaby
Kit Weston
Silence
Jude Simpson
Summoning the Winds
Kit Weston
King Tutankhamun Speaks
Harry Glass
A Sensory Second
Alicia Meyers
Underneath a Leaf
Jude Simpson
Balloon Ride Anyone?
Jonathan Humble
It’s All In A Book
Kenny Davitt
Preparations with the Decorations
Niamh Savage
Dear Auntie Judith
Colin West
A Riddle
Julia Murphey
Time Management
Graham Seal
Snow Play
Jennifer L Blanck
You and I and the Dragonfly
Heather Wastie
I Discovered a Hole in My Jammies
Niamh Savage
If Books were Elephants
Heather Wastie
Essence of Fireweed
Josie De Falco
This Year
Ian Brownlie
Hummingbird
Jone Rush MacCulloch
Someone with Fur
Aneeta Brown
New Year, Leap Year
Kathryn Dove
My Turkey Tom
Lauri C Meyers
Breakfast Rose
Lauri C Meyers
Stinky Sock
Lauri C Meyers
Flea
Harry Glass
Lickawish Allsports
Harry Glass
Running Late
Harry Glass
The Dragon Who Came to Dinner
Rebecca Loveday
Zoology
Templeton Moss
A Kiss on the Nose
Templeton Moss
Competition
Templeton Moss
Solstice
Kathryn Beevor
the moon holds fast on the longest night
Amaleena Damlé
At the Heart of the Tree
Jonathan Humble
Foreboding
Amy Fox
Snow Bunting
Louise Crosby
Summer Christmas
Annelies Judson
The Christmas Baker
Dominic J. Sweeney
December Light
Alan M Sugar
Christmas Sense
Mark Bird
Today
Linda Kohler
Disco Dancer
Morna Sullivan
Winter Word Warning
Lisa Roullard
Snowman
Tarja Helena Nevala
Twenty-Eight Waxwings
Louise Crosby
Here to Stay is a New Bird
Stefan Karlsson
Winter Portrait
Hilary Elder
Dear Santa
Kathryn Dove
The Abominable Ballet
Stefan Karlsson
The Stocking
Ian Brownlie
3 Poems
Susan Andrews
Holly
Rhona Stephens
The King of Christmas
Rhona Stephens
Snowflakes
Joyce Uglow
Christmas Traditions
Fiona Halliday
Christmas Wish List
Hilary Elder
Planet Decorations
Hilary Elder
The Sleep Before Christmas
Kendra Cardin
Temperatures Drop
Jone Rush MacCulloch
Three Chairs for Christmas!
Jane Trenholm
A Winter Walk
Pamela Taylor
Christmas Tree
Rhona Stephens
Peace
Joyce Uglow
Winter's Gifts
Pamela Taylor
Paper Snowflake
Angela Jelf
Merry Christmas!
Fiona Halliday
Bells
Joyce Uglow
A Bishopbriggs December with Granny
Laura Cooney
The Sorrow of St. Nicholas
Damon Hubbs
Christingle
Fiona Halliday
The Pageant
Christine Hennigan
Winter Boy
Carl Burkitt
A Series of Poems on How Trees Wear Snow
Carol Labuzzetta
My Thick Coat
Carl Burkitt
One Night in Bethlehem
Jennifer Thomas
A Reindeer Called Jeff
Carl Burkitt
Winter Wear
Jennifer Thomas
There's lots to love at Christmas
Helen Addyman
Snowflakes
Helen Addyman
Whitest Winter
Helen Addyman
Snowman
Laura Cooney
Christmas Congregation
Felicity Teague
Ice Skating in Boston
Damon Hubbs
Soft Winter
Laura Fowler
Half
Rob Walton
Winter's Wind
Laura Fowler
Santa’s Souped-up Supersleigh
Claire Lewis
I Want a Baby Elephant for Christmas
Dianne Moritz
Winter Haiku
Lyn Jekowsky
Packed for Winter
Laura Fowler
Through My Window
Lyn Jekowsky
A Christmas Dream
Josie De Falco
Ingredients for Christmas Spirit
Josie De Falco
All I want’s a …
Lucy Falkner
Letter to Santa/Letter From Santa
Val Harris
A Cautionary Christmas Pudding Tale
Val Harris
Ode to a Brussel Sprout
Helen Laycock
Oh Christmas Three
Rob Walton
Season of Lights
Kit Weston
What Christmas Decorations Talk About
Kit Weston
Gingerbread City
Rebecca Loveday
Through the Snow
Helen Dineen
Colored Candles
Buffy Silverman
Two Acrostic Christmas Poems
Cynthia Mackey
Snowflakes
Matthew Winter
Empty Christmas Stocking
Kit Weston
The Road to Winter
Melinda Szymanik
Christmas Star
Julie Stevens
Ready for Christmas
Julie Stevens
Sufganiyot: Hanukkah Jelly Donuts
Helen Kemp Zax
Still Winter
Bernard Pearson
A Cat Called Penguin
Sarah Wallis
If you’re gonna be a reindeer
Ciara OConnor
The Chill Dragons
Ciara OConnor
The Cat Who Stole Christmas
Moe Phillips
the day after the snow day
Theresa Gaughan
White Christmas
Theresa Gaughan
The Best Gift
Theresa Gaughan
Frost
Gaynor Andrews
Waiting for Friends
Gaynor Andrews
Naughty List
Julie Hauswirth
Snow Crystals
Matthew Winter
Two Santa Poems from Carmen
Carmen Tiderle
Sprouts Out!
Juli Frances Taylor
Snow White
Matthew Winter
Christmas is Cancelled
Nannie Shakespeare
A Story for Naughty Children
Nuala McEvoy
Old Snoremouse
Oliver Noonday
The Brand-new Christmas Tree
Graham Seal
Father Christmas Lost His Whiskers
Graham Seal
A Flower and Snow
Maggie Ann Lockett
Velvet
Megan Lebron
Snow Day
Megan Lebron
Sledding
Raymond Betancourt
The Snowman
Raymond Betancourt
Merry Everything
Stephanie Henson
A Perfect Tree
Stephanie Henson
Seasons
Kay Medway
December
Mona Woods Voelkel
The Snow’s Not Sticking
Sue Lancaster
Christmas Time
Sue Lancaster
Robin Robinski
Kathryn Beevor
When the Wind Blows
Melinda Szymanik
Advent Calendar
Carole Bromley
Polka-dotty Snow
Carol Coven Grannick
Little Deer in Winter
Carol Coven Grannick
Cleaning the Menorah for Hanukkah
Carol Coven Grannick
Christmas Crackers
Deb Reidy
If it were Christmas Day
Zaro Weil
The Windermere Children
Jonathan Humble
The Desert Dogs of Tjuntjuntjara
Stewart Ennis
Cousin Claire
Colin West
Picnic in Autumn
Felicity Teague
The Tires of Day
John Claiborne Isbell
Bird Bath
Sarah Steinbacher
Lemonade
John Claiborne Isbell
Special Season
Morna Sullivan
Polywash
Kathryn Beevor
Pog the Pig
Jonathan Sellars
Tidying the Room of Despair
Christopher Smith
A Summer's Day
Jacoby Crane
Jack O' The Lantern
Jacoby Crane
Haven
Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves
My Lucky Leaf
Suzy Levinson
Bathroom (not so) Suite
Colin West
Field Trip
Sharon Korzelius
The Nautulis Shell
Lyn Jekowsky
A Welcome Mat For Hedgehogs
Fran Bridger
A Rotten Revolting Repulsive Recipe
Juli Frances Taylor
Doing My Bit (Environment)
Fran Bridger
A Journey of Hope
Josie De Falco
Water Mess
Helen Addyman
The Blue Backpack
Damon Hubbs
Jennifer Grouch
Lawrence Moore
Do Not Badger The Badger
Paul Jenkins
A Conker!
Harry Glass
Julius Sees A …
Harry Glass
Spider Season
Sue Lancaster
Track(tor)
Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves
Autumn’s Splendour
Harry Glass
Come On Then!
Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves
Silk Spinner
Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves
Snake
Kathryn Beevor
When It’s Up To Me
Hazel Knox
Moonglade
Ruth Fishman
Poems from Isla and Lucy
Michael Tyldesley
But what Rhymes with Limerick?
Ruth Fishman
Ode to a Pencil
Juli Mayer
The Umbrella of Invisibility
Graham Seal
Birds
Dominic J. Sweeney
The Cyclone Kid
Graham Seal
Backpack Blues
Juli Mayer
Robot, Robot
Graham Seal
Supper Time
Barbara Bleiman
What the Nose Knows
Kate ONeil
A Forgotten Pebble in a Pocket
Philip Ardagh
Daffodils, Hula Hoops and Jellies?
Dominic J. Sweeney
Remarkable Rhino
Juli Mayer
This is the Bulb
Deborah Holt Williams
The Worm
Ian Brownlie
The Forest And I
Dominic J. Sweeney
What to Do If You Are a Cicada
Judy Lorenzen
I Don’t Like Tomatoes
Katrina Swenson
The Day the Clouds Swam Away
Kit Weston
No Winner in the Broomstick Race
Jane Trenholm
Sand
Alwyn Marriage
Perfectly Imperfect Pumpkin
Bri Lawyer
Advice from My Grandfather
Daniel Galef
Learning to Surf
Katrina Swenson
The Tallest Snowman Ever
Katrina Swenson
Back-to-School Rocket
Elizabeth Kuelbs
Sir Roger and the Witch
Pamela Jones
Witch Stew
Bri Lawyer
Mizzerable
Harry Glass
Evening Canvas
Sarah Steinbacher
Two Small Feet
Sarah Steinbacher
The Tiny Light
M. Schwartz
Free
Mark Starling
The Ocean Sunfish
Linda Trott Dickman
Poetry News from the Balloon!
Jonathan Humble
Autumn Shimmer
Carol Coven Grannick
The Emperor of Rhyme
Damian Balassone
Full Wolf Moon
Carol Coven Grannick
If Not For Shoes
Charles Hughes
The Talker
Damian Balassone
One Star, One Hill
Carol Coven Grannick
When April Comes … ACHOO!
Melissa Rotert
There's a Cat on my Head
Juli Frances Taylor
The Flabbergast
Bill Nagelkerke
Many Futures
Ian Brownlie
Busted
David Cameron
Macaroni Sneeze
Jen Wallace
I’m Hungry
Veronica Szczygiel
There is no Frigate like a Book
Carole Bromley
Beach Time Fun!
Joy Moore
Palace Gardens
Kay Medway
Ence-Pence, W Której Ręce?
Veronica Szczygiel
Imagination Poem
Zaro Weil
Swooping
Elena de Roo
The Book
Jonathan Humble
Flight of the Moon
Kit Weston
Acrobats
Buffy Silverman
Catching Leaves
Sue Lancaster
Murmuration
Val Harris
Paper Plane Poem
Kathryn Dove
Lost Albatross
Brian Moses
DragonSpy
Buffy Silverman
Take Off!
Kathryn Dove
Flight of Fancy
Kit Weston
Lakeside Haiku
Buffy Silverman
What is Flight?
Val Harris
The Flight of the Geese
Gaynor Andrews
Flying to New Zealand (AOTEAROA)
Val Harris
A Cinquain for Ascending
Jennifer Thomas
Learning To Fly
Brian Moses
Albatross Dreaming
Kathryn Dove
Biggles in Goggles
Colin West
Guess!
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Off to Africa
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Buzzards
Jacqueline Shirtliff
The Flying Diving Mouse
Rob Walton
Flight Commander
Rob Walton
First Flight
Deb Reidy
Soaring Swings
Sarah Steinbacher
Nature's Fleeting Flight
Sarah Steinbacher
Taxi's Waiting
Sarah Steinbacher
Balloon Flight
Fiona Halliday
Flightless Bird Support
Fiona Halliday
Moth’s First Flight
Jennifer Thomas
Natural Flight
Fiona Halliday
Mr. Frumple’s Grumble
Jennifer Thomas
Noises from the Witch's Broom
Christine R Milne
Cloud in a Jam Jar
Christine R Milne
Wings
Christine R Milne
Housefly Holiday
Sarah Ziman
Flights of Fancy
Richard Jodah
A Flight Is A Flight
Moe Phillips
Golden Wings
Julie Anna Douglas
The Ball
Ian Brownlie
Flight
Ian Brownlie
Soaring in Harmony
Karla Kane
My Love For You
Jessica Milo
Limitless
Juli Frances Taylor
Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly
Josie De Falco
Willow Emerald Damselfly
Josie De Falco
Flightpath
Laura Cooney
Who Am I?
Jacoby Crane
Postcard Home
Linda Middleton
Dream Flight
Mark Bird
Take Flight
Mark Bird
Tiny Butterfly Effect
Peter Devonald
Dandelion O’Clock
Morna Sullivan
The Magnificent Man in his Flying Machine
Morna Sullivan
Tomorrow Is A Sparrowhawk In Flight
Peter Devonald
The Deep Blue Sky
Michael Tyldesley
Runway
Rebecca Loveday
Flight of the Firefly
Claire Taylor
Did Orville Say to Wilbur
Claire Taylor
Soar
Theresa Gaughan
An Ode to the Dirigible
Theresa Gaughan
The Diver
Ruth Stevenson
Acrostic: Kite
Elizabeth Wrobel
A Wiggly, Squiggly Caterpillar
Dianne Moritz
Bird Gymnastics
Stephanie Henson
Sky Cake
Julie Stevens
Weightless
Helen Kemp Zax
Time Travel
Carole Bromley
Petrel Patrol
Felicity Teague
Flight FF-5000
Felicity Teague
Designer Girl From Venus
Dale Neal
One Night
Carl Burkitt
Staring into Space
Bernard Pearson
Two Birds
Stefan Karlsson
Poem in the Sky
Stefan Karlsson
The Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon
Stefan Karlsson
Journeys
Susan Andrews
Taking Flight
Susan Andrews
Daydream
Susan Andrews
Dragonfly Sky
Leigh Therriault
Never Prank your Prey
Jo Weston
Balloons
Jen Wallace
Greta Galore
David Cameron
There is Love Within Each Act of Kindness
Jonathan Humble
Our Second Birthday
Jonathan Humble
Crabmeat the Carpet Cat by Mark Millicent
Jonathan Humble
Dawn Chorus
Lou Piccolo
Poo Haikus
Michael Tyldesley
Snail Trail
Deb Reidy
Bat
Deb Reidy
Banana Split
Deb Reidy
Poet Feature ... Brian Mackenwells
Jonathan Humble
Lolly Begolly
Joy Moore
Hip Hip Hair-Ay!
Mab Jones
Romeo, Romeo
Mab Jones
A Working Lunch
Brian Mackenwells
The Visitors
Mab Jones
Excuse Note
Jesse Anna Bornemann
Ecliptic Kiss
Michael Tyldesley
Please!
David Bleiman
A Dozen Jobs for the Sea
Melinda Szymanik
My Voice
Helen Laycock
Watching the Clouds
Kit Weston
If I were Spring
Gillian Spiller
Petrichor
Buffy Silverman
Teasel
Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves
An Unlikelier Band of Fellows
Amy Chandler
Jumping Beans
Val Harris
Discovery
Rebecca Loveday
My World in a Raspberry
Jennifer Thomas
Word Search
Leigh Anthony Manley
Butterfly
Sherry Shahan
King of the Jungle?
Ruth Stevenson
A New Year is Here! / Mānawatia a Matariki!
Kathryn Dove
Future Occupation
Buffy Silverman
Rain
Val Harris
At Cocolicious
Helen Laycock
Sus on the Bus
Rebecca Loveday
Huff Chuff Puff
Amy Chandler
The Greatest Teacher
Leigh Anthony Manley
Bird's Nest
Sherry Shahan
I wander
Ruth Stevenson
Don’t Fear! I’m Here
Jennifer Thomas
Little Brown Dog
Kathryn Dove
Pinch!
Melinda Szymanik
The Humonger
Gillian Spiller
3 Cinquains
Christopher Smith
Summer Holiday Bookworm
Kathryn Dove
The Pet Negotiations
Jennifer Thomas
Caterpillar Classroom
Sherry Shahan
Boy Girl Fruit Flower
Leigh Anthony Manley
The Visitor
Rebecca Loveday
Personal Preference
Helen Laycock
All Sewn Up
Val Harris
Dormouse’s Winter Nap
Buffy Silverman
Whistle to Steam
Sam Smith
Pickles
Seth Harty
A Blended Family
Sarah Steinbacher
Thunderplump
Laura Cooney
Inside Out (or Outside In)
Imogen Hartland
Mouse in the Library
Kit Weston
Let's Celebrate The Stage
Kay Medway
My Cat, Mandoo
Juli Frances Taylor
This Banana
Laura Cooney
Camping Song
Sharon Pinner
Magic Beach Hut
Josie De Falco
Deep Dive
Stephanie Henson
Bantam Bobby That Crazy Chicky
Laura Cooney
The Broccoli’s Revolting
Hannah King
Bill's Boogie
Salena Casha
Rainbow Rejection
Paul Jenkins
The Library
Stephanie Henson
There’s Nothing To Do!
Claire Walmsley
Rhyming Rhino
Graham Seal
Tweeter Wars
Radhika Chadha
Trickling Ideas
Fiona Halliday
Cheesy Moon
Moe Phillips
My Puppy Has Fleas!
Dianne Moritz
Time for Lunch
Catherine Londero
Lemuricks
Arran Potts
Elegy for a Lunchbox
Kit Weston
Calvin's Caution
Radhika Chadha
Oblivious, the Hedgehog
Michael Grieve
Furry Busybody
Fiona Halliday
The Legend of Bouncy Castle
Dale Neal
Punctuation. Punctuation! Punctuation?
Helen Kemp Zax
Mummy!
Moe Phillips
Little Brian
Colin West
The Ghazal
Pramod Subbaraman
Hey Tiger!
Julie Stevens
It’s Getting Late
Martin J Elster
Waking Up in Strange Places
Mark Bird
A Birthday Sonnet
Felicity Teague
I Go Down to the Woods
Carole Bromley
A Poem For My Hallway
Carl Burkitt
Today’s Muse
Bernard Pearson
Trainy Day
Alex Price
Things to Make Today
Linda Middleton
Why Carrots Want to Be Marshmallows
Lisa Roullard
Heart Cinquain
Abby Voss
Owl Haiku
Abby Voss
A Lazy Day
Dianne Moritz
Green Beans
Lisa Roullard
Follow the Leader
Sarah Steinbacher
Corn on the Cob Composition
Lisa Roullard
Filey Brigg
J H Rice
Happy Earth Day
Sarah Steinbacher
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Abby Voss
Missing Colours
Jonathan Humble
Of Birds and Worms
Carmen Tiderle
My Brilliant Sheepdog
Zaro Weil
My Nan
Kay Medway
How Does the Moon Smell?
Jesse Anna Bornemann
If I Were Not Me
Dayle Olson
A Limerick in Yiddish
Michael Rosen
Three Critter Limericks
Amy Losak
Sunflower
Dayle Olson
Room 103
Jesse Anna Bornemann
The Easter Beast
Eleanor Cullen
Some Kids
Dayle Olson
Midnight Fairies
Josie De Falco
Dragonfly
Kate ONeil
Ocelots
Dianne Moritz
The Colours of Spring
Val Harris
Sloth
Kate ONeil
Terrible Claw
Martin J Elster
Flying Kites
Dianne Moritz
Missing by Val Harris
Val Harris
The Cardy
Rachael Sligo
Last Leaf
Karla Wendelin
Not a Tiger, Please
Pamela Jones
Tugs and Tales
Hazel Knox
A Flight of Fancy
Alan J Wright
What I Say VS. What My Body Says
Sarah Steinbacher
I Detest Dogs
Sarah Steinbacher
Lucky Pete
Pamela Jones
The Lark's Song
Jonathan Humble
Etiquette For Toddlers
Liz Wilder
I Once Met A Poem
Philip Ardagh
Cuttlefish
Pamela Jones
The Night-Time Rainbow
Laura Cooney
A Cloud of Bats
Karla Wendelin
I Can !
Alison A Ferguson
A Penny For Your Snorts
Alan J Wright
Autumn Leaves
Karla Wendelin
The Importance of Being Yourself
Veronica Szczygiel
Skeleton
Kate ONeil
Tap Juice
Kate ONeil
Things To Do If You Are A Humpback Whale
Catherine Flynn
Hummingbird
Alan M Sugar
When I Visit My Grandparents
Helen Kemp Zax
Bored Collie
Philip Waddell
In Spring
Alan M Sugar
Aloft
Catherine Flynn
Without Music
Helen Kemp Zax
Bloodhound
Philip Waddell
Boat Song
Nairn Kennedy
Porridge On The Hob
Phil Wood
Mealtimes in My House
Niamh Savage
Water Dance
Theresa Gaughan
The Scaffolding Next Door
Carl Burkitt
Quilt
Theresa Gaughan
A Poem Written While Dreaming
Carl Burkitt
If All The Stars
Charles Hughes
Suddenly!
Theresa Gaughan
I am an Umbrella
Carl Burkitt
Be Careful If
Charles Hughes
The Case of the Pea Green Boat
Graham Seal
Not a Dinosaur
Graham Seal
Pigtail Pain
Fiona Halliday
Laura Lollipop
Fiona Halliday
Waste of Time
Fi Calvert
Winter Storm
Courtney Messenbaugh
The Coolest Cat in Town
Sandra Whiting
A Fancy Pet
Colin West
Free Yourself
Sarah Gutzwiller
Tree
Melinda Szymanik
Forgotten Treasure
Deb Reidy
Dear Earth,
Linda Kohler
Under the Rock
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
The Jellyfish’s Secret
Melinda Szymanik
Knitty Gritty Granny
Rhona Stephens
Ready, Set … Dash
Sharon Dalgleish
Cobweb
Naomi Jones
Bugbear
Kate ONeil
Hot Chocolate Day
Julie Anna Douglas
The Blank Page and the Pencil and Me
Hilary Elder
Kitty in the Sun
Karla Kane
Bleat Poet (or, A Lamb at the Slam)
Jay Brazeau
My friend’s Animal-Themed Birthday Party
Sue Lancaster
Marble Mumble
Kathryn Dove
Out of a STONE … a SWORD
Christy Mihaly
A Letter from the Principal
Pat Simmons
My Annoying Little Sister
Sue Lancaster
Lewi's Secret
Pat Simmons
Trying My Luck
Sue Lancaster
Death of a Raindrop
Sarah Gutzwiller
Bee Convention: A Nonet
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Tadpole Twist
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Arr. AArk!
Linda Kohler
Green Sea Turtle
Linda Kohler
Brown is Me and I am all the Colours
Hilary Elder
Missing: Pearl the Kitten
Lisa Varchol Perron
Ode to Teeth
Lisa Allen
Veggies Are My Foe
Lisa Allen
Perfect Pets
Claire Lewis
Toasty
Karla Kane
Slug
Kathryn Dove
My Favourite Summer Fruit
Kathryn Dove
The Good Listener
Julie Anna Douglas
Brick by Brick
Christy Mihaly
My Five Senses
Christina Dorudian
In a Pickle
Brenna Jeanneret
Bird Brains
J H Rice
Get Your Act Together!
Coleman Glenn
Evergreen
Lisa Varchol Perron
Jump Rope
Stephanie Henson
The Night Sky
Val Harris
My Animal Trick
Val Harris
Topsy-Turvy
Deb Reidy
Sweet!
Deb Reidy
Sing Pigeons Sing
Felicity Teague
Otters Roll
Felicity Teague
Babby Book Shefs
Laura Cooney
Alone?
Carol Coven Grannick
Fallen Tree
Carol Coven Grannick
Sensory Overload
Jacoby Crane
Treasures, Tools & Nature Tales
Kay Medway
Please DO NOT try this at home
Lesley James
Pass the Pasta!
Lesley James
Hold on to Snow
Julie Stevens
I’ve Jiggled it and Wiggled it
Nannie Shakespeare
Gardener
Rob Walton
There's a Zoo in my Fridge
Jacoby Crane
Fear of Flying
Bernard Pearson
Ants by Atlas Booth
Atlas Booth
The Corner of the Classroom
Jacqueline Shirtliff
The Sun
Robin Sobel Larin
I Do Solemnly Declare It …
Shaun Jex
An Early Spring Garden
Veronica Szczygiel
Dear March
Jacqueline Shirtliff
The Spiders Inside Her
Jennifer Thomas
Ten Fingers, One Piano
Susan Johnston Taylor
Ferris Wheel
Alan M Sugar
Aqualogy
Alan M Sugar
I’ve Been Collecting Beetles
Evelyn Day
I Dream About Djibouti
Evelyn Day
Birthday Wish
Philip Waddell
Listen to the Children
Kit Weston
Midsummer Morning
Jennifer Thomas
Mudman
Philip Waddell
Book Review : Poems Stuck in my Brain
Jonathan Humble
Chasing Clouds: Adventures in a Poetry Balloon
Jonathan Humble
The Right Book …
Kit Weston
Mervyn the Magician
Colin West
Wizard's End
Moe Phillips
Suitcase Poem
Michael Rosen
The Slab's Life
AF Harrold
The Leaky Welly Blues
Jonathan Humble
Oscar
Carole Bromley
Monday is ...
Michael Rosen
Red
Robin Sobel Larin
Jack O’Lanterns
Robin Sobel Larin
Wobbly Tooth
Jacqueline Shirtliff
The Waffle House
Shaun Jex
The Many Parts of Me
Jennifer Thomas
An Empty Box
Veronica Szczygiel
Poison Dart Frog
Susan Johnston Taylor
Happy New Year!
Fiona Halliday
Just My Luck
Helen Kemp Zax
By LEAPS and bounds
Jill Vance
Square Box Haiku
Evelyn Day
The School Librarian
Kit Weston
The New Library
Kit Weston
A Brand New Year
Philip Waddell
A Dozen Tricks to be Magic
Zaro Weil
The Promise of Snow
Alan M Sugar
Homework
Jonathan Humble
Banana Bruises
Ruth Healy
Raspberries
Ruth Healy
Perfect Peach
Ruth Healy
In my Garden
Sally McHugh
Email
Martin J Elster
The Boy Who Grew a Mane
Alison Hramiak
When Butter Flies
Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Oh Nuggets!
Rebecca Gardyn Levington
The Blue Balloon
Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Poet Feature ... Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Jonathan Humble
Sister Squirrel and Brother Fox
Diane Elayne Dees
Menorah
Alan M Sugar
Boxing Day
Rob Walton
Paint the Sky
Cynthia Mackey
My Unicycle
Colin West
Snowmate
Carl Burkitt
In Winter
Jone Rush MacCulloch
Tell Me, Oak Tree, What Do You Know?
Jone Rush MacCulloch
Dreams
Carl Burkitt
Secret Agent
Sarah Ziman
Believing
Jone Rush MacCulloch
One Morning You Wake Up
Carl Burkitt
The Biggest Tree
Alex Price
Winter
Peter Devonald
What my Class Want for Christmas
Alex Price
A Christmas Carol Reimagined
Peter Devonald
I Believe in Magic
Sandra Whiting
My Brother is Frightened of Santa
Carole Bromley
Driftwood Tree
Moe Phillips
One Snowflake
Francine Rockey
In the Winter
Elizabeth Wrobel
When Santa was in a Mood
Helen Dineen
Sleigh Dispute
Bernard Pearson
Waiting by Fi Calvert
Fi Calvert
Your Time to Transform
Catherine Londero
Father Christmas Missed Us
Dale Neal
Advent Calendar
Attie Lime
Christmas Cactus
Linda Middleton
Christmas is Nearly Here …
Linda Middleton
Ice Skating
Stephanie Henson
Christmas Tree
Fi Calvert
Mince Pies
Fi Calvert
Christmas Eve
Jacoby Crane
Christ-mas
Rhona Stephens
A Picnic Basket for a Happy Day
Theresa Gaughan
Jingle Jingle
Jacoby Crane
The Sounds of Fall
Theresa Gaughan
Christmas Jumper
Kirsty Tomlin
Winter Wonders
Jacoby Crane
Advent
Morna Sullivan
Mum Asked me to Write my Christmas List
Attie Lime
What Santa Saw at our House
Rob Walton
Memories
Rob Walton
Winter Sounds
Val Harris
Panic at Santa's Factory
Val Harris
Winter Symphony
Val Harris
Winter’s Trees
Morna Sullivan
Calendar Countdown
Morna Sullivan
Frost
Shaun Jex
The Winter Birds
Shaun Jex
Grumblebee
Attie Lime
Ted Feeds the Birds
Felicity Teague
Baboushka
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Bubble Lights
Lisa Roullard
No Tinsel!
Kelly Burden
A Walk Through Winter
Kelly Burden
Oh, Come Follow
Christine Pennylegion
Little Boy Blue
Christine Pennylegion
Jessica Spider
Christine Pennylegion
First Snow
Claire Taylor
A Winter Walk
Claire Taylor
Christmas Haiku
Christine R Milne
The Chrissmass Ssnake
Christine R Milne
Bonus Balloon Poems from Philip Ardagh
Philip Ardagh
Penguin
Arran Potts
Grump Along Badger
Terry Dyson
Snowman
Eleanor Brown
My Stick
Eleanor Brown
Once Upon a Future
Eleanor Brown
Eggisms
Graham Seal
On Daylight Savings Time
Karla Kane
The Corvid Queen
Karla Kane
Rainbow Soup
Karla Kane
Night
Jenni Wyn Hyatt
Wave
Jenni Wyn Hyatt
Can you Freeze Cheese?
Ian Brownlie
The Lone Katydid
Martin J Elster
My Bite is the Source of My Bark
Martin J Elster
Christmas Downtown
Alan M Sugar
In My Autumn Palace
Courtney Messenbaugh
Winter Walking
Rebekah Hoeft
Dark and Deep
Rebekah Hoeft
Hats
Ian Brownlie
The Ghost
Ian Brownlie
Poem Of The Week Children's Special: Head In The Clouds By Charlie Bown
Jonathan Humble
Chasing Clouds ... Adventures in a Poetry Balloon
Jonathan Humble
Wings on Windermere
Jonathan Humble
Splishy Splashy Day
Jessica Milo
Moonlight
Jessica Milo
My Pets
Lisa Allen
Where Drifts The Breeze
J H Rice
The Valley
J H Rice
Mud is Fun
Shaun Jex
sdrawkcaB
J H Rice
Te Gyda Tedi
Rhiannon Oliver
This Plastic Is Not Fantastic
Sue Lancaster
How Do We Fix The Trees?
Jonathan Sellars
Beach Clean Up
Kathryn Dove
I love you Earth
Jacoby Crane
The Wardrobe in the Wood
Linda Middleton
Queen Bee
Sarah Wallis
Come and Join the Earth Revolution
Sarah King
Different but the Same
Kirsty Tomlin
Liquid Filled Magic
Sarah King
A Note from the Fruit and Veg
Kirsty Tomlin
The Earth
Fiona Halliday
The World, Generally
Jasper Glen
Reflections from A to Z
Mathieu Cailler
The Compost Mouse
Felicity Teague
River
Trevor Conway
Bee Minus
Richard Jodah
Fishdrops
Deb Reidy
Haiku
Pramod Subbaraman
Community Garden
Deb Reidy
Blowing Hot and Cold
Pramod Subbaraman
A Healthy Planet Recipe: Garbage to Compost
Deb Reidy
Environment
Pramod Subbaraman
Happy As Punch
Zaro Weil
Poet Service Announcement
Jonathan Humble
A Star, You Are
Charles Ghigna
The Ocean’s Evening Gown
Hilary Biehl
The Ship of Stars
Pie Corbett
What’s a Poet?
Charles Ghigna
It's Hard to Push a Wheelchair with a Tree in your Finger
Stephen Lightbown
Bedtime
Stephen Lightbown
What Do You Think At Nighttime?
Stephen Lightbown
Queen’s Park Canopy
Linda M Deane
What is Wrong?
Sue Lancaster
Leaving
Rhiannon Oliver
Change
Rhiannon Oliver
Laughter in a Tin
Linda M Deane
Blink and You’ll Miss It
Sue Lancaster
Cusp of Change
Kathryn Dove
Where Do Ideas Come From?
Jonathan Sellars
Agile Barry Crocodile
Linda M Deane
Everyday Discovery
Rhiannon Oliver
New School Year
Kathryn Dove
Magical Ambitions
Jonathan Sellars
The Shyest Kid in Class
Sue Lancaster
Swimming in my Pants
Lesley James
My Own Worst Enemy
Colin West
What am I?
Attie Lime
The Perfect Den
Attie Lime
Pond Poker
Moe Phillips
Selfies
Theresa Gaughan
I Miss My Big Sister
Elenore Byrne
Relieved
Elenore Byrne
Where is my Bear?
Elenore Byrne
Confidence Lurks in Dark Corners
Helen Dineen
The Most Colourful Spectrum
Kirsty Tomlin
Stuck in the Mud
Kirsty Tomlin
My Kite
Fiona Halliday
Yum!
Fiona Halliday
Best Ball
Fiona Halliday
Building my Dreams
Gillian Spiller
The Treasure Chest
Gillian Spiller
Creatures Everywhere
Gillian Spiller
Home
Sarah King
Grown-ups
Karen Gonzalez-Videla
Dadurday
Jessica Whipple
Where Did It Go?
Joan Riordan
The Lion and the Balloon
Carl Burkitt
Ribbit Ribbit Ribbit
Carl Burkitt
The Peli Cancan
Jacqueline Shirtliff
I’m Pink!
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Parkour The World
Mark Bird
Foodie Frenzy
Mark Bird
The Pig Who Thought He Might Fly
Geoffrey Heptonstall
Pete's Feet
Michelle S Kennedy
Summer Camp Fail
Michelle S Kennedy
Jellyfish
Julie Anna Douglas
Autumn
Julie Anna Douglas
Belly Butterflies
Helen Kemp Zax
Sapphire Amongst The Stars
Jacoby Crane
Sparkle
Lawrence Moore
Slowly We Turn
Ken Gosse
Colin Coleus
Felicity Teague
The Guinea Pigs of … Peru!
Felicity Teague
The Real Guy in the Mirror
Daniel Gauss
Little Hopper Learns a Lesson
Eira Needham
What is Poetry? I Know!
Linda Trott Dickman
Poetry Waits
Linda Trott Dickman
The Poem Gardener
Linda Trott Dickman
The Dog Star
Martin J Elster
My Wagon
Hannah Roy LaGrone
Meadow Song
Hannah Roy LaGrone
Ode to a Rolly-Polly Bug
Templeton Moss
The Magician
Templeton Moss
My Life as a Worm
Ralph La Rosa
School
Deirdre Laide
Today I Am
Deirdre Laide
The Lighthouse
Damian Balassone
The Steve McQueen of Peas
Robert Dresh
Who Likes Art?
Val Harris
A Mammoth Problem
Fi Calvert
Sneezy-breezy
Carmen Tiderle
Patience
Bernard Pearson
I don’t like Star Wars
Anna Mirfin
Snot Snails
Vicki Spreadbury
Words Nest
Vicki Spreadbury
Upside Down People
Vicki Spreadbury
I Remember Looking Down
Adam Howard
Would I?
Carole Bromley
What's a Garden For?
Andy Nuttall
Mr Mole
Nannie Shakespeare
School Again
Pramod Subbaraman
Misbehaving Matilda
Linda Middleton
The Line
Dale Neal
The Gift
Helen Dineen
My Noo Yawk
Moe Phillips
Beyond the City
Julie Anna Douglas
How big is Wales?
Lesley James
A Travelling Poem
Val Harris
Camels in Oman
Gillian Spiller
Moon
Charlie Bown
Nine Waves
Brian Mackenwells
Come on! It’s time to go!
Theresa Gaughan
Where Would You Go?
Fi Calvert
The Tiktik ... a Filipino Folk Tale
Jacqueline Shirtliff
Morning Walks in Utah
Carol Coven Grannick
Directions to the Land of the Long White Cloud Aotearoa New Zealand
Kathryn Dove
Travel Well
Fiona Halliday
Under the Bonnet Sonnet
Kirsty Tomlin
Brave a Wingbeat
Linda Middleton
Wish you were Here …
Attie Lime
Body Surfing
Helen Kemp Zax
Rainbow Mountain
Sarah Wallis
All Aboard the Puffin Shuttle
Sarah King
Man O' War
Elizabeth Kuelbs
Beach Wonders of the World
Stephanie Henson
Devil's fingers
Daniel Page
There Once was a Young Man from Mousehole
Sarah Ziman
Holiday Begins
Laura Fowler
Song of the Dodos
Felicity Teague
Names
Phil Wood
There are People in Boats on the Ocean
Anna Mirfin
Ready for Camping
Kay Miller
The Sea of Freedom
Alex Price
Going to the Cottage on Lac Windigo, Quebec
Karyn Curtis
The Travelling Cat
Gaynor Andrews
The Death Zone
Coral Rumble
Adventure
Rob Walton
I Took a Selfie with The Loch Ness Monster
Dale Neal
Approaching the Serengeti
John Dougherty