Stockport Children's Poetry Festival
with Michael Rosen ‘Live’ at the Guildhall Stockport
Wednesday 20th March 2024
We are pleased to work with Michael Rosen and Seven Arches Publishing to provide a Bookshop of all his books for you to buy when you visit the Guildhall.
Michael will be signing books but only for a limited time after the performance.
The bookshop is going to be very busy. So, if you would like to avoid queuing you may purchase your books beforehand.
All books will be handed out to the children by their school teachers ready for Michael to sign after the performance
Please also note the closing date for orders is the evening of 14th March.
Free Signed Bookplates
Michael will be signing books personally after the performance but on this occasion only has a limited time available. So, to avoid disappointment, we will be providing a free bookplate signed by Michael with every book purchased.
This may seem complicated but we need all the information to make sure your child receives their books at the Guildhall.
Look through all Michael’s books.
For each book you want to buy:
click on Event Sponsor and choose Stockport Poetry
enter Your Child’s Name
enter Your Child’s Class
When you are ready – go to Check out:
type in your address details
Select ‘Collect from my School’
Choose your school from the list displayed at the top.
Click below to browse Michael’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
What Our Customers Say
Thanks, Roving Bookshop, the great peripatetic provider of passion and pathos.
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
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
Warren Road Primary
Thanks for your sterling work flogging my books at Rushey Mead Academy today.
Very much appreciated.
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
If you need a bookshop for a conference, or in school, then contact Rob @robmcaulay
and the wonderful Roving Bookshop.
The amazing Roving Book Shop here today at #TTTaT Cornwall.
The best book shop in town!
Can you spot Rob?
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
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.