Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Free Promotion on all Mark C Bird books

During the next few weeks all Mark C Bird books will be offered free at and For dates, see the website:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beautiful poem about lost childhood.

To Any Reader - Robert Louis Stevenson. Click READ MORE. As from the house your mother sees
You playing round the garden trees,
So you may see, if you will look
Through the windows of this book,
Another child, far, far away,
And in another garden, play.
But do not think you can at all,
By knocking on the window, call
That child to hear you. He intent
Is all on his play-business bent.
He does not hear, he will not look,
Nor yet be lured out of this book.
For, long ago, the truth to say,
He has grown up and gone away,
And it is but a child of air
That lingers in the garden there.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Can you solve the riddle in the new personification poem - Nightmare On Toast -

Nightmare on Toast - the new riddle and personification poem at

So what's it all about?
What are the sword and 4 daggers metaphors for?
What exactly is that stinking, tummy-rumbling monster coming down the street?
But most importantly, who/what is the poem about?

There are lots of clues, even in the title...

Still stuck?

Click the link to find out. Then read the poem again to see if it makes sense now you know!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Keep Our World Clean!!! by 12 year old Robbie Davidson

I recently received a fantastic email from Robbie. She had been set a school task to write and perform a speech about the "inspiring words of someone else." She had chosen my poem, The Different Path. I was totally bowled over. Even better, she attached one of her own amazing poems about the environment. I especially love the lines, "That leaves just a few, who want to stop the aliens staring." It's a definitely a poem to make you THINK.

Click to read, "Keep Our World Clean!!!"

It might even inspire you to send in one of your own poems. PS4K would love to hear from you!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Inspiring poem by Charles Swain

Never Say Fail

Keep pushing-- ‘tis wiser, than sitting aside,
And dreaming and sighing, and waiting the tide.
In life's earnest battle, they only prevail
Who daily march onward, and never say fail!

With an eye ever open, a tongue that's not dumb,
And a heart that will never, to sorrow succumb,
You'll battle and conquer, though thousands assail
How strong and how mighty, who never say fail!

The spirit of angels, is active, I know,
As higher and higher, in glory they go,
Me thinks on bright pinions, from Heaven they sail,
To cheer and encourage, who never say fail!

Ahead, then, keep pushing, and elbow your way,
Unheeding the envious, and asses that bray,
All obstacles vanish, all enemies quail,
In the might of their wisdom who never say fail!

In life's early morning, in manhood's firm pride,
Let this be your motto your footsteps to guide,
In storm and in sunshine, whatever assail,
We’ll onward and conquer, and never say fail!

         --- Charles Swain - 1901 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Year 6 Leavers - Share Your Experiences Here...

How was YOUR FULL STOP DAY - the last ever day of primary school!

What things will you remember forever? What do you want to forget?

What will you miss? What do you look forward to?

What lessons did you really learn?

Share your thoughts with Year 6s around the world...