No Breathing in Class
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy
Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here
Michael Rosen’s A-Z: The Best Children’s Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah
Michael Rosen’s Book of Nonsense
Michael Rosen was born in 1946 in North London. One of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, he is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers’ works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. He lectures and teaches in universities on children’s literature, reading and writing. Michael is a familiar voice to BBC listeners and is currently presenting Word of Mouth, the magazine programme that looks at the English language and the way we use it. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. He was one of the first poets to make visits to schools throughout the UK and has also visited schools throughout the world.
He wrote poems about his childhood published in 1974 as Mind Your Own Business. Further collection include: Wouldn’t You Like to Know, You Tell Me and Quick Let’s Get Out of Here. He has been shortlisted for and won many awards. You Can’t Catch Me won the Signal Poetry Award in 1982. His classic picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books), won the Nestle Smarties Grand Prize in 1989.
He was the Children’s Laureate for 2007-2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature.
From Michael Rosen’s website.