Published Works

Books for Children:

Guzzling Jelly with Giant Gorbelly (Macmillan Children’s Books, 2004)

Scottish Poems ~ editor, (Macmillan, 2005)

An Odd Kettle of Fish with Brian Moses & Pie Corbett (Macmillan, 1995)

Down at the Dinosaur Fair illustrated by Toni Goffe (Nelson, Story Chest, 1993)

Dreaming of Dinosaurs illustrated by Charles Fuge (Macmillan, 1992)

Bears Don’t Like Bananas illustrated by Charles Fuge (Simon & Schuster, 1991)

Rockets & Quasars (Aten Press, 1982)

Zoomballooomballistic (Aten Press, 1981)

Books for adults (now out of print):

The Dream of Night Fishers: Poems & Photographs of the Scottish Islands

(Scottish Cultural Press, 1998)

Landscape, Coastscape, Dreamscape: Poems about Kent (Aten Press, 1991)


Scottish Poems (Macmillan, 2005)

The Scarpfoot Zone with David Shields & Michael Curtis (Aegis Press, 1996)

Poetry South East (Arts Council)

Arts/Literary Magazines

Kent Arts Now (Kent County Council’s quarterly arts magazine, 1995 – 2005)

South East Arts News (Arts Council South East arts magazine, 1978-1985)

South East Arts Literary Review (Arts Council South East’s quarterly, 1978- 1985)


Times Education Supplement, Child Education, Junior Education, The Literacy Club

Radio & Television:

Radio 2 Arts Programme, Radio 4 Literary Quiz show,

‘Into the Fifth Continent’ (half-hour programme about the Romney Marsh) Radio 4

BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Kent and other local stations

Cbeebies programmes: Jackanory, A Bear Behind, English Express, Poetry Pie and Green Balloon Club

BBC South East Today, BBC Alba

Channel 4, Kentish Rhymes, a half-hour television programme for Seeing & Doing series

Anthologies etc.

Poems included in over 300 contemporary anthologies in the UK, Australia, Sweden, USA, South Africa etc. Also various recordings on CD and video. Poems recorded by actors such as Stephen Tompkinson and Emma Chambers (Alice in ‘Vicar of Dibley’) and set to music by composers including Mervyn Watkins, Nigel Morgan, Phamie Gow and Irish singer/songwriter Padraigin Ni Uallachain.

John Rice is the author of Bears Don't Like Bananas and many other children's poetry books

John Rice visits schools to read from his many children's poetry books, including Dreaming of Dinosaurs

Poetry and poems form the basis of the school visits that author, writer and poet John Rice is famous for. This book is Guzzling Jelly With Giant Gorbelly

One thought on “Published Works

  1. Sophie Harris (7)

    Hello my name is sophie I really like your poem
    especially like conversation at the dinner table
    I am sorry if I got the title wrong
    but I gust can’t find it pleas can you tell me were to
    find it.

    September 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm

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