John has recently become an Author Ambassador for the charity Reading Quest, which through its intensive focus helps young children , who are struggling to learn to read, to overcome their difficulties. For information about Reading Quest and its work see www.readingquest.org.uk
John has contributed teaching ideas on playing with sound words and writing list poems about sounds based around his poem Let’s Give a Cheer for Onomatopoeia to the Teacher Zone section of the Poetryzone website www.poetryzone.co.uk
John’s book Dragon Poems, illustrated by Korky Paul has been selected by the Reading Agency for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which has a ‘Mythical Maze’ theme. You can find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge from http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge
Listen to John's Poems
Hint: The default volume is quite low. You may want to turn it up but make sure there are no Grannies with sensitive hearing in the vicinity.
Sean's Short Shorts.
Ten Dancing Dinosaurs
4 o'clock Friday
Hear John reading more of his poems in the Children’s poets section of The Poetry Archive at www.poetryarchive.org