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Matt Goodfellow

  • 4 stars across 10 books

       Matt Goodfellow   is a poet and primary school teacher from Manchester. Hailed in  Poetry Zone   as a "fresh, young and welcome new voice to children's poetry", this is his second collection of poems. Since embarking on his poetry career, Matt's high-energy performances and workshops have delighted and enthused thousands of children in schools, libraries and bookshops across the UK. Matt Goodfellow lives in Stockport, Cheshire.

     

       Hannah Asen   creates vibrant, detailed pen and ink illustrations fuelled with humour and imagination. Hannah's love of words and pictures led her to study art and languages at Edinburgh University before relocating to the creative capital of Berlin in 2010. In 2017 Hannah returned to the UK and her Edinburgh studio is now filled with inks, paints and characters all coming to life.

     
    5th September 2019

    Be The Change: Poems to help you save the world

    From National Poetry Day Ambassadors Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens comes an incredible anthology of ... More

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    8th April 2021

    Shu Lin's Grandpa

    Shu Lin is starting at a new school. She stands alone in the playground and at lunchtime she eats by herself from litt... More

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    1st February 2018

    Chicken on the Roof

    there's a chicken there's a chicken there's a chicken on the roof The only way she's comi... More

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    6th February 2020

    Bright Bursts of Colour

    A brilliant, prize-winning collection of poems by Matt Goodfellow which is funny, engaging and touching in turns. ... More

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    4th March 2016

    Carry Me Away

    Matt Goodfellow's debut collection, Carry Me Away, is a beautifully crafted set of poems that blend humour, intrigue and... More

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    11th January 2018

    The Same Inside: Poems about Empathy and Friendship

    The Same Inside is a sweet and thoughtful collection of poems for children, about friendship, empathy and respec... More

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    6th May 2021

    Being Me: Poems About Thoughts, Worries and Feelings

    Read about the Land of Blue, where it's OK to feel sad, find ideas for what to do with worries or how to slow down whe... More

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    5th August 2021

    Caterpillar Cake: Read-Aloud Poems to Brighten Your Day

    caterpillar caterpillar caterpillar cake it's the only thing that my mum can mak... More

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    3rd February 2022

    Poems for 8 Year Olds

    A brilliant collection of poems for 8 year olds packed with poems about friends, space, pets, nature, magic, family,... More

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    15th September 2022

    Let's Chase Stars Together: Poems to lose yourself in, perfect for 10+

    A standout new collection of contemporary poems from prize-winning poet Matt Goodfellow, author of Bright Bursts of ... More

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