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. Read more...
Updated 29th May 2012
One of the interesting things about the age of the internet is that it evolves. I have discovered that the best way for me to pass on latest news to adults is via facebook, twitter and a blog. So, if you're interested you can find me in these three places chatting away most days. Please note again: 'for adults'!
Quite a few people recently have asked me where they can find the words of 'Chocolate Cake'. As you probably know there is a video of me performing 'Chocolate Cake' right here, along with 91 other poems filmed by my son Joe plus some other videos of me in performance from BBC Learning in Scotland and the like.
The words of 'Chocolate Cake' are in my book of poems: 'Quick Let's Get Out of Here'. It's in print and published by Puffin Books.
Read more News For Adults here...
A section where you will find articles about Michael Rosen.
A section where you will find articles by Michael Rosen.
A selection of Videos and Podcasts For Adults.
A selection of resources and articles aimed at Teachers. Vist my For Teachers section.
The Children’s Laureate website.
My Laureate Logs.