Mary Green

Mary Green

About Mary Green

Mary Green works as a writer for children and young adults and has published many books across the age range in educational and trade publishing, including study guides, non-fiction, anthologies, fiction, and picture books. Before she became a writer she earned her living as an English teacher, and subsequently ran educational support departments in city schools for children with varying needs. Her children’s poems have been published in numerous anthologies and educational books, and more recently in children’s magazines and online. She has run events in schools, bookshops, libraries, festivals, and at tertiary level, and judged children’s poetry competitions.


Mary has always loved poetry. Poems were read to her at home from an early age by various relatives. These were not only children’s poems. They were often quite challenging ones for a small child, with profound messages not fully understood, but whose rhymes and musicality were always remembered, such as Robert Burns’ ‘To a Mountain Daisy…’ These are the poems that stay with her.


Mary has been shortlisted for the Caterpillar Children’s Poetry Competition, The York Mix Poetry Prize, and her novel, Orlando’s Ghosts, was shortlisted for the Mslexia Prize.


A selection of her books is available on her website.

    Poems by Mary Green

  • My Spaceship

    • Published: July 30, 2022

    in Poems for Kids

    I've a picture of Pluto,
    My white spacesuit,
    My robot Charlie,
    My red moon-boots,

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    • Rating 4.88
  • A Quick Chant For Keeping You Safe At Halloween

    • Published: July 30, 2022
    Acrostic Poem For Halloween Night

    in Halloween Poems

    Hobgoblins and spellbinders,
    Angels in rags,
    Liar or truthteller,
    Lacewitch or hag.

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    • Rating 3.71
  • Song

    • Published: July 30, 2022

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    march ringing ting-a-linging
    bird winging green swinging

    spring singing

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  • Teacher's Torture

    • Published: July 30, 2022
    Math Poem

    in Poems for Kids

    Add two times twenty-two,
    To twelve and twenty more,
    Take forty-five from fifty-five,
    Add four by forty-four.

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  • Word Works

    • Published: July 30, 2022
    Riddle Poem

    in Poems for Kids

    I am in speak but not in tell,
    I am in whisper but not in yell,
    I am in peel but not in bell,
    And you’ll find me in spin as well as spell.

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