These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
  • 1 -
    "Who Am I?"

  • 2 -
    "How the Tortoise got its Shell"

  • 3 -

  • 4 -
    "Polar Club"

  • 5 -
    "Orang-Utan"

  • 6 -
    "Wolf"

  • 7 -
    "Mosquito"

  • 8 -
    "The Coming of the Kings"

  • 9 -
    "Stable Song"

  • 10 -
    "Bodywork"

  • 11 -

  • 12 -
    "Mum's Infallible Method..."

  • 13 -
    "Fighting Sleep"

  • 14 -

  • 15 -
    "Late"

  • 16 -
    "Mr Allport's Jacket"

  • 17 -
    "Learning to Swim"

  • 18 -
    "Christy's Rap"

  • 19 -

  • 20 -
    "Goodwin Sands"

  • 21 -
    "Fishing Song"

  • 22 -
    "Elegy"

  • 23 -
    "Dragon Days"

  • 24 -
    "Dragon Night"

  • 25 -
    "Music Lesson"

  • 26 -
    "Evolution"

  • 27 -
    "Wordhunter's Collection"

  • 28 -
    "Moving In!"

  • 29 -
    "Sloth"

  • 30 -
    "Slinker's the Name"

  • 31 -
    "Forty-one"

  • 32 -
    "Sea Song"

  • 33 -
    "S S Titanic"

  • 34 -

  • 35 -
    "Midas"

  • 36 -
    "Cnut"

  • 37 -
    "Sister"

  • 38 -
    "Rap-a-Bye-Baby"

  • 39 -
    "New Beginnings..."

  • 40 -
    "Partners"

  • 41 -
    "The Cautionary Tale of Archibald Thaw..."

  • 42 -
    "Harvest Hymn"

  • 43 -
    "Storytime"

  • 44 -

Bibliography
  • "Midnight Forest" Midnight Forest, Faber and Faber 1985 - out of print
  • "Magic Mirror" Magic Mirror, Faber and Faber 1987 - out of print
  • "Wordspells" Wordspells (editor), Faber and Faber 1988 - out of print
  • "What on Earth?" What on Earth? (editor), Faber and Faber 1989 - out of print
  • "Dragonsfire" Dragonsfire, Faber and Faber 1990 - out of print
  • "Sing Freedom!" Sing Freedom! (editor), Faber and Faber 1991 - out of print
  • "Wish You Were Here?" Wish You Were Here?, Oxford University Press 1992 - out of print
  • "Earthways, Earthwise" Earthways, Earthwise (editor), Oxford University Press 1993
  • "Jigglewords" Jigglewords, Nelson Storychest 1993
  • "Storm's Eye" Storm's Eye, Oxford University Press 1994 - out of print
  • "A Trunkful of Elephants" A Trunkful of Elephants (editor), Methuen & Mammoth 1994 - out of print
  • "You Can't Park An Elephant in a Car Park!" You Can't Park An Elephant in a Car Park!, CollinsEducations 1994
  • "Otherworlds" Otherworlds (editor), Faber and Faber 1995
  • "Who Am I" Who Am I? and The Giant Walks, Picture Ladybirds 1996
  • "We Couldn't Provide Fish Thumbs" We Couldn't Provide Fish Thumbs (James Berry, Judith Nicholls, Grace Nichols, Vernon Scannell, Matthew Sweeney), Macmillan 1997 - out of print
  • "Knock Knock" Knock Knock, Picture Ladybirds 1998
  • "Someone I Like" Someone I Like (editor), Barefoot Books 2000
  • "The Earth Does Not Belong to Man" The Earth Does Not Belong to Man (editor), Longman 2000
  • "Inky Pinky Blot" Inky Pinky Blot and Caterpillars Can't Fly, Ladybird 2001
  • "Billywise" Billywise, Bloomsbury 2002
  • "The Sun In Me" The Sun In Me (editor), Barefoot Books 2003
  • "Judith Nicholls Reading from her Poems" Judith Nicholls Reading from her Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
  • "The Tiny Tadpole" The Tiny Tadpole, Little Scholastic 2007
  • "The Noisy Egg" The Noisy Egg, Little Scholastic 2007
  • "The Crawly Caterpillar" The Crawly Caterpillar, Little Scholastic 2008
  • "Caliban's Cave" Caliban's Cave, Collins Educational, 2011
  • "Caliban's Cave" Caliban's Cave, Collins Educational, 2011
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Extras

Interview with Judith
Acclaimed children's poet, Judith Nicholls shows us round what her family have described as "the most untidy study in the world". She also reads several of her poems including the first one she ever wrote when she was just seven.
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