Michael Rosen books for 6-8s

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Our Writer in Residence and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen's best books for children aged 6-8 - from perfect bedtime stories for snuggling up with to fun rhymes for children growing more confident in reading aloud.

  • Michael Rosen's Sad Book

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Michael Rosen's Sad Book

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

    The subject of bereavement is treated in an unusual way in Michael Rosen's Sad Book, which deals with the death of the author's ow…

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  • Barking for Bagels

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Barking for Bagels

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

    A quirky canine adventure from master storyteller Michael Rosen, complemented by Tony Ross's trademark comical illustrations, this…

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  • Clever Cakes

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Ashley King

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Clever Cakes

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Ashley King

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    This beautiful book of two fairy tales by Michael Rosen in the Little Gems series is written in a dyslexia-friendly form…

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  • Fluff the Farting Fish

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Fluff the Farting Fish

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

    As ever, former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen tells a delightfully relatable story – this time, to kids who are desperate for …

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  • Even More Nonsense

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Clare Mackie

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Even More Nonsense

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Clare Mackie

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 6+

    Following the success of their first Book of Nonsense, Michael Rosen and Clare Mackie have joined forces once again to create this…

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  • Even My Ears Are Smiling

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Babette Cole

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Even My Ears Are Smiling

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Babette Cole

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 8+

    Colourful and brimming with personality, Rosen’s style and is wonderfully matched with Babette Cole’s distinctive draw…

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  • Don’t Forget Tiggs!

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Don’t Forget Tiggs!

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Harry’s parents Mr and Mrs Hurry are always rushing around, trying to get everything done as fast as humanly possible – until, one…

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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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  • Bilal’s Brilliant Bee

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

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  • Bilal’s Brilliant Bee

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

    One night, just before Bilal's latest test at school, Bumble the brilliant bee appears. He can answer any question at all! Typical…

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  • Wolfman

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Mould

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Wolfman

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Mould

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Wolf Man has escaped from his cage and is wrecking the town. All of the people in the town are scared and are rushing to hide indo…

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  • Burping Bertha

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Burping Bertha

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

    One day, nine-year-old Bertha realises that when she burps, she can move things with a kind of telekinetic force: apples, football…

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  • Choosing Crumble

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Choosing Crumble

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

    A charming twist on the familiar theme of a young girl wanting a dog.

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  • Dread Cat

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Nicola O’Byrne

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Dread Cat

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Nicola O’Byrne

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 6+

    This short read with full-colour illustrations by Nicola O’Byrne is somewhat of a cautionary tale that we shouldn’t believe everyt…

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  • Fantastic Mr Dahl

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Fantastic Mr Dahl

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    This new biography of Roald Dahl, written especially for children by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, has been much…

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