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John Foster - Author

About the Author

John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.

He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

Books by John Foster

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

Key Stage 1

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and four exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 2 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the second of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 7 Year Olds

Key Stage 2

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and five exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 3 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the third of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

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