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It's True

I imagined the speakers in this poem were two boys, happily continuing the reason for their detention. And for some reason I imagined the teacher concerned was a Geography teacher. 207 more words

Angela Topping

Book review: Our Home is Dirt By Sea


Our Home is Dirt By Sea Selected by Dianne Bates, Walker Books Australia, ISBN 9781925081190

This is an anthology of poems for children. 166 more words

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The Magic of Poetry

Poetry for my creativity is like chocolate on my pancakes.

Forcing a kid to read can lead to him or her losing interest in reading, or never gaining interest in reading. 656 more words

Witch in the Supermarket

In my children’s poetry, I love to mix fantasy with the everyday. Here’s a poem which came out of being bored in the supermarket and wondering what it would be like to see a witch shopping there. 244 more words

Angela Topping

The Caterpillar poetry prize submission

Today I’m putting out a post on a submission that is a little bit different. The Caterpillar poetry prize if for a single poem written by an adult for children between the ages of 7-11. 146 more words


Last 24 Hours Magic Fish Dreaming

We’re down to the final 24 hours for anyone who would like to back Magic Fish Dreaming and join our blog honour roll.

A massive thank you to all our backers so far. 133 more words


Happy Reading on World Book Day

I’ve seen Portuguese flowers
and Portuguese birds,
eaten Portuguese food,
spoken Portuguese words.
I’ve seen Portuguese fishing boats
and their returns,
but I’ve never yet seen any… 200 more words

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