Books

(and pamphlets, activities, and more...)

Painting Poems

Painting Poems, Colourful Poems to Inspire Creativity. Written by Julie Anna Douglas. Illustrated by Jools Wilson. A lovely poetry book full of colour and life and love. Suitable for all ages of adults and children. Book size is A5 What they said: Julie paints her poems with a magical pen and mystical ink. Through her words and Jools’ vibrant illustrations, I have seen the world in a new and beautiful light. This is a collection to set against the sky when the days are dark. Dom Conlon - poet Julie is a dear friend, parent and also Patron of Reading at St John’s Primary. I am delighted that everyone will now get to read Julie’s amazing poems that have sparked creativity and imagination in us for many years. Jools Wilson captures the poems perfectly in her illustrations. Martin Craig - deputy head teacher, St John’s Primary A beautiful collection of poems that quietly celebrates the joys of nature, connection and love while whispering words of mysteryand magic. Ian Eagleton - The Reading Realm Julie has created a beautiful collection. Wonderful for poetry-loving children and a fabulous resource for teachers. Many of the poems would make great writing prompts too and there are some creativeideas to try at the end. With gorgeous illustrations from JoolsWilson it’s a must for families and classrooms everywhere. Sue Hardy-Dawson, poet and illustrator Julie Douglas’ poems are brimful of joy and humour. Her imagination knows no bounds. Most of all, her poetry is FUN - for adults and children alike. Rebecca O’Connor - editor of The Caterpillar Painting Poems’ is a real delight. Julie writes skillfully and imaginatively across a range of subjects resulting in poems that areby turn thoughtful and amusing. Personal favourites are ‘Recipe for Cosmic Cupcakes’ & ‘Important Points to Consider when Choosing a Name for your Guinea Pig’. Jools’ illustrations complement the poems perfectly and there is a useful ideas section at the back of the book. Highly recommended. Brian Moses - poet These poems are all individually and collectively delicious, original and sizzle and chuckle in my mouth. The illustrations complement the textvery well, and I am already thinking about how I can use in my class some of the ideas covered at the end.Hugh O’Donnell - English teacher, Port Glasgow High School] ‘Painting Poems’ is a truly excellent debut poetry collection that not only sounds fantastic but looks fantastic too as all the poems and illustrations work in perfect partnership. I read it wishing I had written it myself and I can’t recommend a book more highly than that! Neal Zetter - poet The title of this utter gem of a book says it all; ‘Painting Poems’ is where Julie’s delightful poems meet Jools’ gorgeous artwork, uniquely inspiring us to look at the world around us through our inners child’s eyes and let our imagination soar! With so much to discover and imagine on each page this joyful collection really lends itself to repeated reading and the ‘ideas’at the back are a great added bonus! Yuval Zommer - author and illustrator

Directions Through A Fairytale

Screenshot 2022-11-08 at 08.38.39.png

Coming soon....

Directions Through a Fairytale Pamphlet

Screenshot 2022-11-08 at 08.42.35.png

Directions Through a Fairy Tale is a poem by Julie Anna Douglas in the form of a map. Unfold and explore a fairy tale land. Try the suggested activities and make your own maps, art or poems, or just pin it on the wall. Perfect for the classroom or fun at home. Map cover is A6. Unfolded map is approximately 27cm x 38cm.