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Michael Rosen


(Michael Wayne Rosen)
UK flag (b.1946)

Prolific children's writer, Michael Rosen, was born in Middlesex in 1946 and studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University.

Genres: Children's Fiction
 
Novels
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Collections
Mind Your Own Business (poems) (1974)
Wouldn't You Like to Know (poems) (1977)
You Tell Me (poems) (1979) (with Roger McGough)
Nasty! (1982)
Quick, Let's Get Out of Here (poems) (1983)
Speaking to You (poems) (1984)
When Did You Last Wash Your Feet? (poems) (1986)
You're Thinking About Doughnuts (poems) (1987)
The Hypnotiser (poems) (1988)
The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass (poems) (1989)
Rude Rhymes (poems) (1989)
Dirty Ditties (poems) (1990)
Vulgar Verses (poems) (1991)
Mind the Gap (poems) (1992)
Sonsense Nongs (poems) (1992)
You Are, Aren't You? (poems) (1993)
Michael Rosen's Horribly Silly Stories (1994)
One of Your Legs Is Both the Same (poems) (1994)
Off the Wall (1994)
Arabian Frights (1994)
Rude Rhymes II (poems) (1994)
The Best of Michael Rosen (1995)
Michael Rosen's ABC (poems) (1995)
Smacking My Lips (poems) (1996)
Michael Rosen's Book of Very Silly Poems (poems) (1996)
Skin of Your Back (poems) (1996)
You Wait Till I'm Older Than You! (poems) (1996)
Lunch Boxes Don't Fly (poems) (1999)
Centrally Heated Knickers (poems) (2000)
Uncle Billy Being Silly (poems) (2001)
Short and Silly! (2002)
No Breathing in Class (poems) (2002)
Bear Hunt Gift Set (2004)
Fantastically Funny Stories (2005)
In the Colonie (poems) (2005)
You're Thinking About Tomatoes (poems) (2005)
Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy (poems) (2006)
Something's Drastic (poems) (2007)
Selected Poems (poems) (2007)
Fighters for Life (poems) (2007)
Big Book of Bad Things (2010)
Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes and Arabian Frights and Other Gories (poems) (2010)
Even My Ears are Smiling (poems) (2011)
Alphabetical (2013)
A Great Big Cuddle (poems) (2015)
Don't Mention the Children (poems) (2015)
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Plays
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Picture Books
Once There Was a King Who Promised He Would Never Chop Anyone's Head Off (1976)
You Can't Catch Me (1981)
A Cat and Mouse Story (1982)
Don't Put Mustard in the Custard (1985)
Under the Bed (1986)
Hard Boiled Legs (1987)
Spollyolly-diddlytiddlyitis (1987)
The Horribles (1988)
Silly Stories (1988)
Norma and the Washing Machine (1988)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989)
The Three Little Pigs (1989)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1989)
The Attic (1989)
The Oar (1989)
The Tree (1989)
Aladdin (1989)
Cinderella (1989)
The Formula (1989)
Isabel: Shyness (1989)
Little Red Riding Hood (1990)
Snow White (1990)
Freckly Feet and Itchy Knees (1990)
Little Tin Soldier (1990)
Sinbad the Sailor (1990)
Little Rabbit Foo Foo (1990)
Never Mind! (1990)
Who Drew On the Baby's Head? (1991)
Nuts about Nuts (1993)
Songbird Story (1993)
The First Giraffe (1993)
Moving (1993)
Dad (1994)
Figgy Roll (1994)
Lisa's Letter (1994)
Norma's Notebook (1994)
The Old Woman and the Pumpkin (1994)
The Man with No Shadow (1995)
Rap with Rosen (1995)
This Is Our House (1996)
Dad's Fig Bar (1997)
Tea in the Sugar Bowl (1997)
Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense (1997)
The Man Who Sold His Shadow (1998)
Snore! (1998)
Rover (1999)
Mission Ziffoid (1999)
Smelly Jelly, Smelly Fish (2000)
Even More Nonsense from Michael Rosen (2000)
The Jewish Gladiator (2001)
Two European Tales (2001)
Zoomababy and the Mission to Mars (2001)
Zoomababy to the Rescue (2001)
Zoomabbay At the World Cup (2001)
Zoomababy At the World Cup (2001)
Lovely Old Roly (2002)
Oww! (2003)
Howler (2004)
Alphabet Poem (2004)
Michael Rosen's Sad Book (2004)
Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry (2006)
Shoo! (2007)
The Bear in the Cave (2007)
Bear's Day Out (2007)
Dear Mother Goose (2008)
I'm Number One (2009)
Bear Flies High (2009)
Red Ted and the Lost Things (2009)
Tiny Little Fly (2010)
Dear Fairy Godmother (2011)
Chanukah Lights (2011)
Bob the Bursting Bear (2012)
Blue (2012)
Happy Harry's Cafe (2012)
Wolfman (2012) (with Chris Mould)
Send for a Superhero! (2013)
The Bus Is for Us (2015)
Monster (2015)
Mad in the Back (2015)
Bilal's Brilliant Bee (2016)
Chocolate Cake (2017)
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Graphic Novels
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Chapter Books
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Michael Rosen
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Short stories
Twice Removed (1973)


Michael Rosen recommends
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A Little Piece of Ground (2003)
Elizabeth Laird
"This book must go down as a brave, serious and successful attempt to reach out and have this story heard."
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Splash, Crash and Loads of Cash (2010)
(Grubtown Tales, book 6)
Philip Ardagh
"Philip Ardagh has invented his own style of storytelling."

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