John Foster

children's poet

Summer Book Review Competition

John Foster will be judging the Summer Book Review Competition being run by Reading Chest – the book lending service specialising in reading scheme books for 4 to 9 year olds.

Children can enter the competition by writing three or more reviews in the Reading Chest website between July 1st and August 31st.

The winners will receive signed copies of one of John Foster’s books.

Full details can be found on the Reading Chest website .


New Books!


Published this autumn , two books of jokes, riddles and rhymes, guaranteed to make you giggle!





Coming in Spring 2013

Two more books of jokes, riddles and rhymes. Rib-tickling reads that are much too silly for grown-ups.




Bookfeast Schools Festival 2012

John Foster will be appearing in Oxford at the Bookfeast Schools Festival together with Paul Cookson on Wednesday May 23rd.

Their event is entitled Dancing with Dinosaurs and Playing Football with Frogs.

An action-packed 45 minutes of poetry fun including tall tales about terrible teachers, poems about fantastic footballing feats, mesmirising monsters, wacky wizards, and dancing dinosaurs, plus some nutty nursery rhymes, ludicrous limericks, ridiculous rhymes and cautionary tales, presented by two of the country’s liveliest poetry performers.

Details of the event which is for children in years 2-5 can be obtained from the Bookfeast website.


Poetry Workshop For Oxfordshire Teachers

A workshop on Helping Primary Pupils with Poetry Writing, led by John Foster, is being held for Oxfordshire teachers at West Kidlington School from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm on Thursday 9th February.

Full details from Julie Hawkins, Primary Support Team, SS Mary and John Primary School,Meadow Lane, Oxford OX4 1TJ

Tel: 01865 724745

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