”Reading Is My Secret Power” by Kylie Covark

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Reading Is My Secret Power



I’ve got special powers!

Do you promise not to tell?

My powers are a secret;

Lean in and listen well.

I can open any door,

And answer any, ‘Why?’

I can travel back

In time and space,

And sometimes even fly.

I’ve got every super power

That a kid could ever need.

And you can have them too,

My friend,

If you just sit and read

”Book Week” by Julie Cahill

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Book Week
Book Week comes and Book Week goes
To keep us on our tippy toes
Wondering what we all should wear?
Make-up, perfume, curly hair?
The theme’s diverse on stories read
Let me see, I’ll think in bed
I’ll tie my thinking cap up tight . . .
And stay awake for half the night
‘Harry Potter,’ he’s the guy
But Harrys will already fly
Into classrooms; out of books
Giving teachers cheeky looks
The Grinch – now he would make a scene
I’ll paint my face all slimy green
On second thoughts, maybe not
I’d end up like some slimy snot
How about a super Hero?
Batman, Spidy, to stir the marrow
But then again I am a girl
so feminine could take a whirl
Cinderella, Tinker Bell
Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel
Hey, I could grow my hair . . .
Not when we are almost there
Perhaps I’ll give the thought a miss
Write a story; use a twist
Yes, I know now who I’ll be
Here I come as crafty me

Prompt #21 “Book Week”

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Good Morning

Here is a link to the 2019 book week site.

The theme this year is “Reading is my Secret Power”


Have a read.

What can you write to promote Book Week?

Please share the poems each day in as many ways as you can.

Send in poems this week to




“Shine Moon” by Andrew Carter

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Shine Moon


Rats race to the moon for the biggest piece of cheese

Fat rats fly on upward on a perilous lunar mission

Flying on rocketing clouds their tails stiff in the breeze

They no not what will come of their loony decision.


Earths plagued by starving rats begging food to eat

A fragile globe is spoiledkilled for meat of beasts.

Ratus ratus moves to the moon in a rocket ship fleet

Hoping science will provide more than cheese for feasts.


Only one man lives on the moonone Mister Scribbly Dibbler

He plays a mystery moony tune – on a silvery harmonica

Snorts some moonshine whiskey; what a rhymey riddler

His origins remembered from forbears in Thessalonica.


Mr Scribble scribbles a riddle deep inside a crater

Isn’t science fun? Will we see you later?

“Moon Theory” by Louise McCarthy

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Moon Theory


Before I’d heard,

Before I knew,

That the moon was far away –

Too far to get to in one day,

“Impossible!” I heard you say –

I had thought,

Before I knew –

(I was ready to explore)

That I would fetch a piece of moon,

And keep it to adore.

You see I’d noticed, very often,

Or at least I’d understood,

Others must have done the same,

And so I thought I could –

Piece by piece they’d take it down,

Then build it up again,

Then take it down and build it up –

Again and again and again.



“Moon-talk” by Katherine Gallagher

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Moon, creamy white stone,


precious . . . Stick with the legends –


better at a distance.



My litany could go on –


I don’t want to visit,


take a machine-ride against gravity





But if I change my mind


Moon won’t have any


say in it.




©Katherine Gallagher


(Published in The Eye’s Circle, Rigmarole Press)

“Moon Zoom” by J.R.Poulter with Teacher Notes

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Moon Zoom

There’s the Moon,
Way up high,
Over the rooftops,
Up in the sky!
Oh, my!
Here’s the Moon
And someone’s there!
An astronaut
Shot through the air,
He dared!
Do YOU want to know
About outer-Space?
Would you like to go
To that far-away place?
Space ace!
Science will show you
Where, why, how,
Scientists will
Create the ‘wow!’
Learn now!
Teacher Notes & Activities
Search out the answers to a fun space quiz to test you knowledge about space travel and the daily life of an astronaut.
1. What was ‘Sputnik’?
2. What was the date of the first Moon Mission?
3. Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
4. Did the astronauts on that Moon landing leave anything behind on the moon?
5. There are photos of astronauts floating around the cabin of the spacecraft. Why do they float?
6. Find a definition for ‘zero gravity’ – then describe it in your own words.
7. What did the astronauts eat and drink whilst travelling on their journey to the Moon and back?
8. How many missions were there to the Moon?
9. Who were the astronauts on the first Moon landing mission?
10. Who was the first woman to go into outer-space?
Activity: Build a model of the solar system in class.
Activity: Find pictures that illustrate space stories, poems, fantasies –
Moon, ‘Man in the Moon’
Image from an old children’s book of rhymes –
Moon poems by kids