Welcome to

A Lovely Poetry Festival Schools Day Bookshop

at The Florrie with Michael Rosen

Friday 5th July 2024

We are pleased to participate in A Lovely Poetry Festival bringing a Bookshop of all Michael Rosen’s books to the Florrie.

The bookshop is going to be very busy and it might not be possible for your child to buy a book on the day. All the schools attending have requested that, if possible, you purchase any books for your child in advance of the event to avoid any logistical issues that might occur.

All books will be handed out to the children on the day by their school teachers ready for signing after the performance

Please also note the closing date for orders is the evening of Sunday 23rd June.

Free Signed Bookplate

Not all the schools are able to stay for the book signing so Michael has kindly provided us with signed bookplates for those children who will not be attending the signing after the performance.

So please don’t worry if your child’s school is not staying for the signing as they will receive a signed bookplate instead.

This may seem complicated but we need all the information to make sure your child receives their books at the Florrie.

Look through all the author’s books.

For each book you want to buy:

click on Event Sponsor and choose A Lovely Poetry Festival

enter Your Child’s Name

enter Your Child’s Class

When you are ready – go to Checkout:

type in your address details

Select ‘Collect from my School

Choose your school from the list displayed at the top.

Click below to browse the author’s books.

“If we don't learn to love books, we don't read. And if we don't read widely, we don't think deeply.” Michael Rosen

“Our new research, published today, shows that the more books a child owns, the more likely they are to do well at school and be happy with their lives.

“Based on a survey of 44,097 children aged 8-18 in the UK, our Book ownership, literacy engagement and mental wellbeing report found that:

  • Children who have 60 or more books at home are 5.5 times more likely to read above the level expected for their age than their peers who have fewer than 10 books
  • Children who read above the level expected for their age have twice as many books as those who read below the expected level
  • Children who have a book of their own at home have higher levels of mental wellbeing than those who don’t have any books

“However, children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are at risk of missing out on the educational and health benefits of book ownership:

  • 1 in 8 disadvantaged children in the UK don’t own a single book, compared to 1 in 11 children nationally
  • Of children who own books, those from disadvantaged backgrounds have 25% fewer books on average than their more affluent peers”

Owning books boosts children’s literacy and mental wellbeing –  National Literacy Trust – 07 Dec 2018



signed bookplate

           CHOCOLATE CAKE!               Ohhh! I LOVED

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Were going to catch a big one

What a beautiful day!

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What Our Customers Say

Thanks, Roving Bookshop, the great peripatetic provider of passion and pathos.

Michael Rosen

Poet and performer who needs no introduction
I just wanted to say thank you for bringing the Roving Bookshop to St Greg’s yesterday. It was lovely to meet you – you were so friendly and helpful, and having real, live actual books in the hall for the children to buy really added to the excitement and impact of the day. There was no fuss or stress for our staff either as everything was taken care of – win-win!
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back in September and seeing the whole Bookshop in all of its glory!

Daniel Woodrow

Headteacher, St Gregory CEVC

Thanks many times to


who attend my bookings all over the country with a huge display of nearly all my titles so at a conference people buy both my children’s and adult books: Bear Hunt, Zola,Uncle Gobb, Good Ideas etc etc

Michael Rosen

Poet and performer who needs no introduction

Thank you to


for providing the most wonderful start to our book week and to


for making it possible for every child in the school to use their world book day


Hallsville Primary

Thank you all for such a wonderful day at the book fair. The children loved coming to peruse the books and, thanks to your generosity, we raised lots of money to buy new books for the school. Hope the children are enjoying their new purchases.
Thank you

Warren Road Primary


Thanks for your sterling work flogging my books at Rushey Mead Academy today.

Very much appreciated.

Dave Shelton


Thank you to @RovingBookshop

for putting on a wonderful spread today! The children at


loved buying their books and the buzz around school was fantastic-some were even reading them in the line at the end of the day! #RFP

Emily Crumbleholme

Assistant Principal: (Evidence Lead in Education and Specialist Leader of Education Literacy), Peover Superior Endowed Primary School

We had the


in school today. I know it’s not a library visit, but the engagement from children and parents alike was incredible. A must have for parents evenings especially.

Mr Mclugash

Assistant Headteacher, Rothley C of E Primary Academy

If you need a bookshop for a conference, or in school, then contact Rob @robmcaulay

and the wonderful Roving Bookshop.


Pie Corbett

Creator the Talk for Writing approach

      The amazing Roving Book Shop here today at #TTTaT Cornwall.

   The best book shop in town!

                       Can you spot Rob?                       MariaInfinityLiteracy

Maria Richards

freelance Education Consultant, In-Finity Literacy

I just wanted to thank you for making our Roving Bookshop today a huge success.

From the initial set up this morning by Mike Eastwood, and then throughout the day we, on behalf of all the staff here at Wingrave C of E School, just wanted to say a huge thank you. Mike was truly wonderful with all the children and staff and did such a great job. Thank you Mike.

It was such a wonderful day for the children and the BEST bookshop which we have ever had at our school. The children were excited to be-able to buy a book and take it home in their little gift bags. We were so impressed with the whole organisation of the Bookshop and will definitely be booking another date for this amazing shop for the children and we’ll highly be recommending the Roving Bookshop to other colleagues and schools.

Many thanks again for bringing a real buzz to Wingrave.

Mrs Beth Brown

Deputy Headteacher, Wingrave C of E School,

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed having Mike here yesterday with your fantastic selection of books. Praise from everyone – children, parents and teachers.

I will be in contact after half term to hopefully book a date for the summer term and for next academic year.

Thank you

Karina Thompson

Greenleaf Primary
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