Children’s poetry books

Do your children love to read poetry? Or would you like to start reading more poetry with you children? Have a look at the titles below for some new ideas, or look on our online catalogue.

The owl and the pussy-cat, Edward Lear

Edward Lear’s classic poem has delighted readers of all ages for generations. It is given new life by Charlotte Voake’s exquisite illustrations in this beautiful new edition. Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children’s author and Lear devotee, Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans both old and young.

All the wild wonders, Wendy Cooling

 

In this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future.

Animal poems, Jennifer Curry

This Animal themed anthology of poems is written by various authors. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There’s an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you’ve always got a verse rehearsed!

Vanishing tricks, Ros Asquith

Life is dull for a dragon. For a dragon, time drags on. Frighten kid, eat princess, Breathe fire, cause distress. Day after deadly day, the same. Eat, scare, sleep, flame. How to be Batman, the Year Six Disco, the school bully, being alone, best mates, being a dragon or vanishing – FWOOF! Funny, clever and thought-provoking, these poems are brilliant for reading at school or at home.

Shuffle and squelch, Julia Donaldson

Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer’s here and so is the sun. Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of rhymes and poems for children is perfect for joining in. There are animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister.

 

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