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Complete List of Books by Michael Rosen

Updated April 2016

2015

Don’t Mention the Children, Smokestack Books

A Great Big Cuddle, poems for the very young, illustrated by Chris Riddell, Walker Books

The Bus is for Us, illustrated by Gill Tyler, Walker Books

Mad in the Back, illustrated by Richard Watson, Barrington Stoke Ltd.,

Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed, illustrated by Neal Layton, Bloomsbury,

Quick Let’s Get Out Of Here (revised paperback) illustrated by Quentin Blake, Puffin

What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? And other  big questions for kids, with Annemarie Young, Wayland.

Monster illustrated by Neal Layton, Bloomsbury

You Tell Me (with Roger McGough) illustrated by Korky Paul, Janetta Otter-Barry

2014

The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass (2nd edition, revised) Illustrated by Fritz Wegener, Walker Books

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Baby Record Book), Walker Books

Wolfman, Illustrated by Chris Mould , Barrington Stoke Ltd

Send for a Superhero!, Illustrated by Katharine McEwen, Walker Books

Good Ideas: How to be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher, John Murray

Choosing Crumble, Andersen Press Ltd

2013

The Bear in the Cave, Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds , Bloomsbury

Poems of Protest, with an Introduction by Michael Rosen, by William Morris, REDWORDS

Fluff the Farting Fish, Andersen Press Ltd

Even My Ears are Smiling, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story, John Murray Publishers Ltd

Aesop's Fables, Illustrated by Talleen Hacikyan , Tradewind

2012

I Never Know How Poems Start, illustrated by Yullya Somina, Collins

Happy Harry's Cafe, illustrated by Richard Holland, Walker Books

Fantastic Mr Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Puffin

Burping Bertha, Illustrated by Tony Ross, Andersen

Bob the Bursting Bear, illustrated by Tony Ross, Andersen Press

Blue, illustrated by Michael Foreman, Walker Books

2011

Even My Ears Are Smiling, illustrated by Babette Cole, Bloomsbury Publishing

Dear Fairy Godmother, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Walker Books

Bananas in My Ears, illustrated by Quentin Blake (re-edition in one edition of Spollyollytiddlyiddlyities, Under the Bed, Smelly Jelly Smelly Fish, Hard-boiled Legs, Walker Books

2010

Tiny Little Fly, illustrated by Kevin Waldron, Walker Books

Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things, Puffin

2009

Red Ted and the Lost Things, illustrated by Joel Stewart, Walker Books

Michael Rosen's A-Z: The Best Children's Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah, editor, Puffin

I'm Number One, illustrated by Bob Graham, Walker Books

Bear Flies High, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds, Bloomsbury

All About Me, Collins Big Cat

2008

Something's Drastic, HarperCollins Education

Dear Mother Goose, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Walker Books

2007

What's So Special About Shakespeare?, reformatted and adapted 'hakespeare, his life and work, 2001, Walker Books

What's So Special About Dickens?, reformatted and adapted Dickens, his work and his world, 2005, Walker Books

Shoo!, illustrated by Jonathan Langley, HarperCollins

Selected Poems, Penguin

Michael Rosen's Scrapbook, Oxford University Press

Fighters for Life, Selected Political Poems, Bookmarks

Bear in the Cave, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds, Bloomsbury

2006

Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry, illustrated by Chinlun Lee, Walker Books

Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Bloomsbury

2005

You're Thinking about Doughnuts, Barn Owl

You're Thinking About Tomatoes, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Barn Owl

In the Colonie, Penguin

Dickens, his work and his world, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, Walker Books

2004

William Shakespeare in his times, for our times, Redwords

This Is Not My Nose, Penguin

Michael Rosen's Sad Book, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books

Howler, illustrated by Neal Layton, Bloomsbury

Alphabet Poem, illustrated by Herve Tullet, Milet

2003

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, illustrated by Jane Ray, Walker Books

Oww!, illustrated by Jonathan Langley, HarperCollins

No Breathing in Class, illustrated by Korky Paul, Puffin

2002

Ten of the Best: school stories with a difference, contributor, Collins Children's

BooksLovely Old Roly, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, Frances Lincoln

Carrying the Elephant, Penguin

2001

Zoomababy: to the Rescue, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Pearson Educational

Zoomababy: at the World Cup, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Pearson Educational

Zoomababy: and the search for the lost dummy, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Pearson Educational

Zoomababy: and the mission to Mars, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Pearson Educational

Zoomababy: and the locked cage, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Pearson Educational

Zoomababy: and the great dog chase, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Pearson Educational

Uncle Billy Being Silly, illustrated by Korky Paul, Puffin

Two European Tales, illustrated by Barry Wilkinson and Gwen Touret, Pearson Educational

Shakespeare, his life and his work, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, Walker Books

Poems are ... quiet, compiler, Pearson Educational

Poems are ... public, compiler, Pearson Educational

Poems are ... private, compiler, Pearson Educational

Poems are ... pictures, compiler, Pearson Educational

Poems are ... noisy, compiler, Pearson Educational

Poems are ... crazy, compiler, Pearson Educational

A Jewish Tale, illustrated by Simon Jacob, Pearson Educational

2000

Even More Nonsense, illustrated by Clare Mackie, Hodder Wayland

Centrally Heated Knickers, illustrated by Harry Horse, Puffin

1999

Rover, illustrated by Arthur Robins, Walker Books

Mission Ziffoid, illustrated by Arthur Robins, Walker Books

Lunch Boxes Don't Fly, illustrated by Korky Paul, Puffin

1998

Snore!, illustrated by Jonathan Langley, HarperCollins

Night-Night, Knight, and other poetry, editor and compiler; illustrated by Sue Heap, Walker Books

Classic Poetry, an illustrated collection, editor and compiler; illustrated by Paul Howard, Walker Books

1997

The Secret Life of Schools, editor; illustrated by Sarah Dempsey, Channel 4 Learning

The Michael Rosen Book of Nonsense, illustrated by Clare Mackie, Wayland Macdonald

Tea in the Sugar Bowl, Potato in my Shoe, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books

A Year with Poetry - Teachers Write About Teaching Poetry, co-editor and author with Myra Barrs, CLPE

1996

You Wait Till I'm Older Than You, illustrated by Shoo Rayner, Viking

This Is Our House, illustrated by Bob Graham, Walker Books

The Zoo at Night, illustrated by Bee Willey, Tradewind Books (Canada)

The Skin of your Back, Five Leaves

1995

Walking the Bridge of Your Nose, editor; illustrated by Chloe Cheese, Kingfisher

Stories for Five Year Olds, Walker Books

Rap with Rosen, Longman

Michael Rosen's ABC, illustrated by Bee Willey, Macdonald Young Books

Just Kids, illustrated by Caroline Holden, John Murray

Even Stevens F.C., with John Rogan, Collins

Crow and Hawk, illustrated by John Clementson, Harcourt Brace

1994

The Penguin Book of Childhood, Penguin

The Old Woman and the Pumpkin, illustrated by Bob Hewis, Learning by Design

The Man with No Shadow, illustrated by Reg Cartwright, Longman

Rude Rhymes II, compiler, Signet

Pilly Soems, A & C Black

Norma's Notebook, Longman

Michael Rosen's Horribly Silly Stories, Kingfisher

Michael Rosen's Arabian Frights and other stories, illustrated by Chris Fisher, Deutsch

Lisa's Letter, illustrated by Tony Ross, Longman

Figgy Roll, illustrated by Tony Ross, Longman

Fantastically Funny Stories, illustrated by Mik Brown, Kingfisher

Dad, illustrated by Tony Ross, Longman

A Different Story; Poems from the Past, editor, The English and Media Centre

1993

You Are, Aren't You?, Mushroom Bookshop

Treasure Islands 2, with Jill Burridge, BBC Books

The First Giraffe, illustrated by John Clementson, Studio Editions

Songbird Story, illustrated by J. Dow, Frances Lincoln

Poems for the Very Young, editor; illustratd by Bob Graham, Kingfisher

Nuts about Nuts, illustrated by S. Sweeten, HarperCollins

Moving, illustrated by Sophy Williams, Viking

Burping Bertha, illustrated by Tony Ross, Andersen Press

Action Replay, editor; illustrated by Andrzej Krauze, Viking

1992

South and North, East and West, Walker Books

Sonsense Nongs, editor: illustrated by Shoo Rayner, A & C Black

Rude Rhymes, re-edited version of 'Rude Rhymes'; 'Dirty Ditties'; 'Vulgar Verses', Penguin

Round About Six, contributor; book reprinted 2007, Frances Lincoln

Mind the Gap, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Adlib

Dirty Ditties, illustrated by Rina Duncan, Deutsch

1991

Who Drew on the Baby's Head?, illustrated by Riana Duncan, Deutsch

Vulgar Verses, illustrated by Riana Duncan, Deutsch

The Chatto Book of Dissent, editor with David Widgery, Chatto & Windus

Mini Beasties, selector; illustrated by Alan Baker, Firefly

How the Animals Got Their Colours, Studio Editions

Goodies and Daddies; an A-Z Guide to Fatherhood, illustrated by Caroline Holden, John Murray

Give Me Shelter, compiler, Bodley Head

Funny Stories, compiler, Kingfisher

Clever Cakes, illustrated by Caroline Holden, Walker Books

A World of Poetry, editor, Kingfisher

1990

The Royal Huddle: The Royal Muddle, illustrated by Colin West, Macmillan Children's Books

The Golem of Old Prague, illustrated by Val Biro, Deutsch

Snow White, Firefly

Sinbad, Firefly

Never Mind!, illustrated by Mark Vyvyan-Jones, BBC/Longman

Little Red Riding Hood, Firefly

Little Rabbit Foo Foo, illustrated by Arthur Robins, Walker Books

Hansel and Gretel, Firefly

Freckly Feet and Itchy Knees, illustrated by Sumi Sweeten, Collins

Culture Shock, editor; illustrated by Andrzej Krauze, Viking

1989

We're Going On a Bear Hunt, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Walker Books

The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass, illustrated by Fritz Wegner, Walker Books

The Tree: Imagination, Firefly

The Three Little Pigs, Firefly

The Oar: Friendship, Firefly

The Nose: Lying, Firefly

The Formula: Intelligence, Firefly

The Deadman Tapes, Deutsch

The Class Two Monster, illustrated by Maggie Ling, Superchamps

The Attic: Fear, Firefly

Rude Rhymes, illustrated by Riana Duncan, Deutsch

Peter Pan, Firefly

Isabel: Shyness, Firefly

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Firefly

Did I Hear You Write?, cartoons by Tony Pinchuck, Deutsch

Cinderella, Firefly

Alice in Wonderland, Firefly

Aladdin, Firefly

1988

The Kingfisher Book of Funny Stories, editor; illustrated by Tony Blundell, Kingfisher

The Hypnotiser, illustrated by Andrew Tiffen, Deutsch

Silly Stories, illustrated by Mik Brown, Kingfisher

Norma and the Washing Machine, Deutsch

Jokes and Verses 1 and 2, BBC

Beep beep! Here come the Horribles, Illustrated by John Watson, Walker Books

1987

You're Thinking about Doughnuts, illustrated by Tony Pinchuck, Deutsch

Spollyollydiddlytiddlyitis, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books

Hard-Boiled Legs, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books

A Spider Bought a Bicycle, selector; illustrated by Inga Moore, Kingfisher

1986

When Did You Last Wash Your Feet?, illustrated by Tony Pinchuck, Deutsch

Under the Bed, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books

Smelly Jelly Smelly Fish, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books

The Kingfisher Book of Children's Poetry, editor; illustrated by Alice Englander, Kingfisher

That'd Be Telling!, compiler with Joan Griffiths, Oxford University Press

Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes, illustrated by Alan Baker, Deutsch

Don't Put Mustard in the Custard, Deutsch

1984

Speaking To You, editor with David Jackson, Macmillan Education

Nasty, revised and extended edition of Nasty! (1982), Puffin

Bloody L.I.A.R.S, illustrated by Alan Gilbey, LIARS

1983

Quick Let's Get Out of Here, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Deutsch

1982

Nasty!, illustrated by Amanda Macphail, Longman

Inky Pinky Ponky, collected with Susanna Steele; illustrated by Dan Jones, Granada Publications Ltd.

Everybody Here, compiler, Bodley Head

A Cat and Mouse Story, illustrated by William Rushton, Deutsch

1981

You Can't Catch Me!, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Deutsch

I See A Voice, Thames

1979

You Tell Me, with Roger McGough; illustrated by Sara Midda, Kestrel

The Bakerloo Flea, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Longman

1978

She Even Called Me Garibaldi: Listening and Reading 2, BBC

1977

Wouldn't You Like to Know, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Deutsch

1976

Once there was a king who promised he would never chop anyone's head off, ilustrated by Kathy Henderson, Deutsch

1974

Mind Your Own Business, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Deutsch

1973

Sam on Boff's Island, contributor; from TV series written by author, BBC

1968

Backbone, play, Faber and Faber

 


Awards

2007

Children's Laureate

2006

English Association 'Exceptional' Award, Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA), Michael Rosen's Sad Book

2005

National Literacy WOW Award, Alphabet Poem

2003

Sony Radio Gold Award for Radio short form, On Saying Goodbye

2001

Sony Radio Silver Award for Best Radio Feature, Dr Seuss: Who Put the Cat in the Hat?

1999

International Reading Association Teachers' Choices Award (USA), Classic Poetry, an illustrated collection

1998

Talkies Award for Best Poetry Audio Tape of the Year, You Wait Till I'm Older Than You

Parent Magazine's Play and Learn Award, Snore

1997

Eleanor Farjeon Award

1996

Scotland on Sunday/Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award, Treasure Islands Special: Lashings of Ginger Beer, best radio programme on the subject of food

1993

National Association of Parenting Publications Best Book Award (USA), Poetry for the Very Young

1992

Publishers Weekly Cuffies Award (USA), Walking the Bridge of your Nose, best anthology or collection

1991

Japanese Picture Book Award (Japan), We're Going on a Bear Hunt

1990

Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award (USA), We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Horn Book Fanfare Title (USA), We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA), We're Going on a Bear Hunt

1989

Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, We're Going On a Bear Hunt, 0-5 years category and overall winner

1983

Children's Rights Workshop 'Other Award', Everybody Here

1982

Signal Poetry Award, You Can't Catch Me!

1968

Sunday Times/National Union of Students Drama Festival Award, Backbone

 

 

 

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