Michael Rosen books for 0-5s

I Am Angry

Our Writer in Residence and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen's best books for little ones aged 0 to 5 - we highly recommend reading his brilliant poems aloud together for lots of fun!

  • The Bus is for Us!

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Gillian Tyler

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 7

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  • The Bus is for Us!

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Gillian Tyler

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 7

    With bold, easy to read rhyming text and beautiful pictures to fire the imagination, this book, exploring all manner of transport …

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  • Chocolate Cake

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Kevin Waldron

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Chocolate Cake

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Kevin Waldron

    Interest level: 4-5

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    A little boy who really, really loves his mum’s chocolate cake wakes up in the middle of the night and, against his best efforts, …

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  • Bob the Bursting Bear

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Bob the Bursting Bear

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    When Bob the bear leaves Mr Ted’s Toy School, he knows that he needs to be the perfect bear in order to be loved by his new owners…

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  • A Great Big Cuddle

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • A Great Big Cuddle

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Beautifully illustrated poems for young children by two Children's Laureates

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  • Mad in the Back

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Richard Watson 

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Mad in the Back

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Richard Watson 

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

    How can Mum possibly drive when her two children are going mad in the back?

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  • Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: David Tazzyman

    Interest level: 4-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: David Tazzyman

    Interest level: 4-11

    Reading age: 7+

    Former Children's Laureate and award-winning author of novels, poetry and picture books, Michael Rosen pens a brilliant collection…

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  • Tiny Little Fly

    Author: Michael Rosen

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Tiny Little Fly

    Author: Michael Rosen

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 4+

    Tiny Little Fly zips between the elephant's nose and the tiger's claw, outwitting all of the other animals in this beautifully-des…

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  • This is Our House

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Bob Graham

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • This is Our House

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Bob Graham

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    George wants his cardboard house all to himself. But when he goes to the loo, his friends fill his house …

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  • I Am Angry

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Robert Starling

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • I Am Angry

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Robert Starling

    Interest level: 2-5

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    This fun rhyming tale acknowledges the big emotions that little ones experience and enables 2 to 4 year-olds to find a vocabulary …

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  • The Bear in the Cave

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Bear in the Cave

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds

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    Reading age: 6+

    The lonely bear from Rosen’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt sets off one day to follow the sounds of the city.

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  • I Am Hungry

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Robert Starling

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • I Am Hungry

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Robert Starling

    Interest level: 2-5

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    This fun rhyming tale is a journey of imagination for readers, encouraging them to think of the craziest things they could imagine…

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