A pet snake in the loft, a ghost story, a girls' gang bullying the boys and a conscientious objector from World War Two. How do they all link up? Read the book and find out if I can write a story, or if I should stick to poetry!
The fact that the latter are girls will certainly hit a chord and recognition from teachers and victims alike. Add to this an intergenerational tale about bravery and treachery in World War 2, friendship and loyalty together with supernatural possibilities, and this all leavened with great humour and you will find a very rewarding class read with many useful curricular links to history, citizenship and PSHE but which more importantly tells a great story!
'Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses' is published in hardback on Sept 8th.
It contains over 100 of my personal favourite poems including 'Walking With My Iguana', 'The Ssssnake Hotel', 'Shopping Trolley', 'What Teachers Wear In Bed', 'Cakes in the Staffroom', 'Lost Magic', 'Billy's Coming Back' and 'A Feather From an Angel'.
It also contains 20 new poems plus ' Return to the Ssssnake Hotel'. The cover is by the wonderful Ed Boxall.
BUY THE BOOK @ Amazon on Kindle, Hardcover & Paperback!
DREAMER: Saving Our Wild World.
I dreamt I was a whale and no hunters chased after me...
I dreamt I was a rainforest and no one felled a single tree...
One child dreams of a world where wild creatures are safe and free to roam, where water is clean and air is pure.
This inspirational picture book is a call to all of us to stand up for the future of our planet and help to save our WILD WORLD.
Written by a top performance poet in lyrical, atmospheric language that will capture children’s imaginations A book to inspire young children to think about big issues such as conservation, poverty and fairness in our worldIncludes a selection fo resources to fruther encourage discussion and activities, at home and at school Beautifully illustrated with Bee Willey’s unique style of acrylics and collage.
Read an interview with Bee Willey, SCBWI's featured illustrator May 2016
KEEPING CLEAR OF PARADISE STREET
(A Seaside Childhood in the 1950s)
Brian’s childhood autobiography for children. Read how different life was when Brian was a child. Pre-publication copies now available from
Full launch in March 2016.
“Paradise Street in our town was a street you didn’t go down. All the boys I was warned not to play with lived on Paradise Street. All the boys who swore, who wore scars like fashion accessories, who didn’t need a reason to beat you up or knock you down, they all lived on Paradise Street. I ask you, who in their right mind would call somewhere Paradise Street?”
Brian's poem 'Walking With My Iguana' was the poem that was
listened to the most on the Poetry Archive during 2015.
He beat off competition from... Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin and
T.S.Eliot to win by a huge margin.
Listen to "Walking with my iguana" HERE
Brians book 'The Monster Sale' (Frances Lincoln)
Has won the Poetry category of the 2014 Sheffield Children's Book Awards.
This is an award that is judged by children so.... a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me.