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Inspire a budding poet with Book People's selection of poetry books for kids. From funny poems to poems chronicling important events and times, they're all available at unbelievable prices. Browse our selection of children's poetry books today!

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Children's Poetry Books

  • A Rocketful of Space Poems

    John Foster et al

    Product Code: ROSP
    Hardback 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Poet John Foster and Winnie the Witch illustrator Korky Paul team up for this anthology of space-themed poems.

    Including works from the likes of Judith Nicholls, Liz Brownlee and David Harmer (as well as John Foster's own poems), the crazy poems will encourage children to fly into space, drive to the moon and even meet an asteroid dog.

    A Rocketful of Space Poems is the perfect book to give children a blast of excitement when it comes to enjoying poetry.
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  • Michael Rosen's Book of Very Silly Poems

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: BRYPR
    Paperback
    Let your imagination run riot and laughter fill your belly as you explore traditional poems, rhymes with a twist, and subversive playground favourites in this playful treasure chest of verse.
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  • Cloud Busting

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: AOLYO
    Paperback 9 years +
    Despite his Mum's insistence, Sam doesn't want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey's a first class, grade A, top of the dung heap moron. But one day Davey saves Sam's life and a bond is formed between them. Sam is still embarrassed to be seen with Davey, but little by little he has to admit, when it's just the two of them, Davey is a lot of fun. But then something terrible happens to Davey...Told in verse, in first person, this is the touching story of an extraordinary friendship, that changes two boys lives for ever. An uplifting tale that truly sings out.
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  • Revolting Rhymes

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: AUUAB
    Paperback
    I bet you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. From Cinderella and Goldilocks to Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE!
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  • Please Mrs. Butler

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AEAUL
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Please Mrs. Butler is a witty collection of poems about school written by award- and prize-winning poet Allan Ahlberg.

    The poems cover a range of recognisable topics that will be enjoyed by everyone: the problems of copycats, bickering, picking teams, and forming gangs.

    Throughout the book there are beautiful illustrations by Fritz Wegner, which are perfect at complementing the hilarious and poignant verses.
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  • A Year of Nature Poems

    Joseph Coelho

    Product Code: CCZFG
    Paperback
    A poem for every month, this is a beautiful anthology of nature poems by best-loved children's poet, Joseph Coelho encourages a love for the natural world and the importance of looking after it. 'a treasure for you and your child to share' 'stunning illustrations' 'a true celebration of the world we live in' See how animals behave through the seasons, and the cycle of trees and plants, from the first blossoms of spring through to the stark winter wonderland in December. Twelve inspiring poems from Joseph Coelho, one for each month of the year, paired with folk art from Kelly Louise Judd give this book year-round appeal. A beautiful book for your bookshelf, to spark an idea for your own poem, or to teach a love for nature and to help children foster a love for the natural world. 'Heart-flutteringly lovely and powerful' - Book Trust 'In the classroom, this book could be used as a reference for writers to create their own season poems; play with the language of the original poems or pair their own personal memories with the weather or changing seasons.' - North Somerset Teachers Book Award 'This will appeal to all ages and never date...' - LoveReading4Kids
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  • Dirty Beasts

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: ASYSN
    Paperback 3 years +
    Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake. "A true genius ...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Listen to DIRTY BEASTS (with REVOLTING RHYMES) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books!
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  • Favourite Poems: 101 Children's Classics

    Various

    Product Code: BZMJM
    Paperback
    Silly, fantastical, romantic, thought-provoking... This new collection includes 101 classic poems that every child should read! Find Tennyson, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Edward Lear, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare and many more. The poems are organized by theme, and lively introductions provide information on the poets and their craft. Includes an index and glossary of poetic form.
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  • New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology

    CGP Books

    Product Code: AXACQ
    Paperback 14 years +
    This superb Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature Poetry Guide from CGP covers the entire 'Power and Conflict' cluster from the AQA Anthology of Poetry. The full text of every poem is included, with clear, concise notes on the meaning, form, structure and language - plus questions to help students develop their personal responses. It's also very important to be able to compare the poems, so we've included in-depth sections on the themes and poetic techniques found in the cluster. There are practice questions and exam-style questions at the end of each section, and the book is rounded off with plenty of detailed exam advice - including the chance to improve and mark sample answers using a realistic mark scheme. Perfect for getting to grips with exactly what the examiners are looking for!
  • The Lost Words

    Robert Macfarlane

    Product Code: BKJDJ
    Hardback 5 years +
    From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane -- a gorgeous, illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of childrenAll over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives -- words from the natural world, from the countryside and the landscape. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn should be familiar to every child: they are the simple, beautiful symbols of nature as seen by a child. They represent a space of discovery and imagination, of play and freedom. Yet this rich landscape is rapidly fading from children's minds.The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our plant- and animal-filled countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

    Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.

    Joint winner of the British Book Award Children's Book of the Year 2018.
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  • A Laureate's Choice: 101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy

    Product Code: AKLCR
    Paperback 9 years +
    Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has chosen her favourite poems for children for this stunning collection of classic and modern verse, exquisitely illustrated by multi-award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett.
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  • How To Write Poems

    Joseph Coelho

    Product Code: BMUEU
    Paperback 7 years +
    How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground. Whether you already write poems, you've never written before, or you're not even sure what a poem is - this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry. Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!
    • £7.49
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  • Bathroom Boogie

    Clare Foges

    Product Code: BHCIU
    Paperback 3 years +
    The tiles become a dancefloor. The light a disco ball. It's called the bathroom boogie - The most splashy bash of all! When the children go to school and the adults go to work...The Bathroom Boogie starts up - and all your favourite bathroom friends come alive! The shower creates a rain dance, whilst the mouthwash back-flips and the toothbrushes bop and rave to the hot tap's funky beat! Bathroom Boogie is the zany and hilarious rhyming picture book sequel to Kitchen Disco, with trademark cool artwork from Al Murphy.
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  • I Don't Like Poetry

    Joshua Seigal

    Product Code: AZHMB
    Paperback
    "I'm a lovely little poem. I'm snoozing in your book. I'm like a dainty dragonfly - Come and have a look." With poems on every topic from the power of books to the joys of fried chicken, this collection is packed with Joshua Seigal's subversive humour and insight into the world of children. If you don't like poetry after reading this, there's probably something wrong with you!
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  • Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems

    AA Milne

    Product Code: AVGXG
    Hardback 3 years +
    A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh is nothing less than a true children's classic. Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he's never far from an adventure. This beautiful new edition, re-designed for Pooh's 90th anniversary, brings together four volumes in one stunning slipcased gift book: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.
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  • The Works Key Stage 2

    Pie Corbett

    Product Code: AKKHL
    Paperback
    A fantastic book of really great poems for Years 3,4,5 and 6. It contains poems which cover every form and theme of the Literacy Strategy, an index of poem types, advice for writing poems, advice for reading poems, lots of poetry activities and some workshop ideas and lesson plans.
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  • Happy Poems

    Roger McGough

    Product Code: BPVOC
    Paperback
    Poems to make you smile! Critically acclaimed poet Roger McGough has drawn together a fantastic collection of upbeat poems to bring happiness into your day with this uplifting collection Happy Poems. He reminds us that happiness can be found all around us in the everyday, in family, in books in nature and, of course, in our pets! Includes gems from the very best classic and contemporary poets, such as John Agard, Adrian Henri, Brian Patten, Carol Ann Duffy, Joseph Coelho, William Wordsworth and William Blake.
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  • A Kid in My Class

    Rachel Rooney

    Product Code: BRPNI
    Hardback
    "He's not scared of nothing. Nobody. Never. Nah. Which means that he is. Tough Kid. Not tough enough. I know - I once met his dad." They're all here...every kid in the class has their own poem. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The best friender and the kid who runs in his wheelchair. The tough kid, the poet. And not forgetting the class hamster. This eagerly awaited new collection from an outstanding poet, winner of the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of the former UK Children's Laureate.
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  • Quick, Let's Get Out of Here

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: APGNV
    Paperback 7 years +
    The yucky things your brother does, the annoying things your parents say, the funny things you feel. Michael Rosen knows all about You! Family life from the brilliant Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake.
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  • The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: AADFE
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing, including poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Charles Causley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Brian Patten, Allan Ahlberg and Kit Wright. Each poet's work is illustrated by a different artist such as Emma Chichester Clark, Fritz Wegner and Korky Paul.
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  • 100 Brilliant Poems for Children

    Paul Cookson

    Product Code: AURFS
    Paperback
    From Paul Cookson comes 100 Brilliant Poems For Children, featuring the best of the absolute best. The essential poems for every child to read and enjoy.
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  • I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 5 Year Olds

    John Foster

    Product Code: AREGE
    Paperback
    This poetry collection for 5 year olds comprises 35 fun, accessible poems to read together at home. Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and four exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. Poetry is a fun way for children to enjoy learning to read, developing their vocabulary and understanding of ideas and themes. This collection offers a wide range of poems to appeal to all children, from poems about special days such as Christmas or Chinese New Year to poems that are great to read aloud, like 'The Wuzzy Wasps of Wasperton'. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 1 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the first of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.
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  • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

    Edward Lear

    Product Code: AOHWA
    Paperback 3 years +
    Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat...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. Be sure to look out for Julia Donaldson's sequel to this much-loved poem, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.
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  • Bananas in My Ears

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: ACKUI
    Paperback 4 years +
    This is a comic collection of verse from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates. From the chaos of breakfast and to the calm of bedtime, this quirky collection of nonsense poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake is full of delightful moments. Read of the pleasures of messing about and the pains of feeling ill, of animal antics down at the doctor's and strange goings-on on the beach...All this and a trip on a flying bed too.
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A valuable aide for your child’s listening, rhyme is an extremely powerful way of improving kids’ memories in a friendly way through thrilling characters such as dinosaurs, Santa Claus and more.

Enjoy multiple stories at once

Children’s poetry books transfix your little ones’ minds in a way that traditional books simply cannot. Poem anthologies allow multiple fascinating tales to be told in quick succession. Kids will enjoy reciting and reliving their favourite stanzas for many years to come, and might even want to have a crack at writing their own, too!

Great fun for the whole family

Popular poetry books for children aren’t just enjoyed by kids alone. Timeless classics such as Roald Dahl’s Songs and Verse can be shared by the whole family in a way that bonds parent and child in a one-of-a-kind way.

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