John Foster

children's poet

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

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

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