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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

  • 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.
    • £8.09
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  • Off by Heart

    Roger Stevens

    Product Code: APVFK
    Paperback 5 years +
    A wonderful collection of poems that are easy to remember and perfect to recite out loud. New, modern and classic poems, ranging from very short to long. The book also includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise poems and on performing them out loud. Perfect for the memorising and performance elements in the new primary National Curriculum. Aimed at readers aged 5+
    • £6.89
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  • Don't Poke a Worm Till it Wriggles

    Celia Warren

    Product Code: APXIT
    Paperback 5 years +
    A delightful collection of poems for children, all about worms. It includes worm poems in various poetic forms, worm-related parodies of nursery rhymes, and lots more. With lots of fun and just a little environmental consciousness thrown in, this is a charming collection, perfect for KS1 children.
    • £4.89
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  • The Works Key Stage 1

    Pie Corbett

    Product Code: AKKHK
    Paperback 5 years +
    A fantastic book of really great poems for Reception and Year 1 and 2. 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.
    • £7.89
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  • Silly Rhymes and Limericks

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AGBIL
    Paperback
    This is a crazy collection of 44 wacky and wonderful works. It presents rhymes from many of the world's most famous writers, such as Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Alexander Pope...and of course the prolific Anonymous! Divided into thematic sections, including Animal Antics, Peculiar People, Nearly Nonsense and Silly Stories, it includes everything from lengthy poems such as "Little Birds", "The Walrus" and the "Carpenter", and "The White Knight's Song", to a multitude of single-verse limericks. Bright, lively illustrations by Cathie Shuttleworth bring all the characters to life in intricate detail - and watch out for a busy bee buzzing around on every page. It is a beautifully presented anthology that the whole family can enjoy. When your woggles are all of a winkle, And your bruggles are chingle and spleed, What you need is a look in a honglemous book Like this one - it's just what you need! There is nonsense that almost means something. There are antics and oddness in rhyme. You will giggle your klurkiest grungles away, And have a pomjinglemous time! And if you are funglous at every stage, There's a bee to be found on each yopplesome page!
    • £5.89
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  • A First Book of Nature

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: AJLIF
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is an exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature. From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book - part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments - and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look. It is the winner of the English 4-11 Award. It is exquisitely illustrated by a top contemporary illustrator and written by an award-winning non-fiction writer. It encourages children to go outdoors to explore and enjoy the natural world.
    • £12.29
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  • Where My Wellies Take Me

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ALHBA
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Pippa loves staying with her Aunty Peggy. She loves going for walks, whether it's sunshiney or cold - long, wandering walks where her wellies take her. Follow Pippa into the beautiful countryside as her day unfolds, and the wildlife, animals and people she encounters are complemented by relevant poems from some of our greatest authors. Part poetry anthology, part child's scrapbook, this is a truly lavish project designed to instil a love of language in young children.
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  • 100 Best Poems for Children

    Sheila Moxley

    Product Code: AADWE
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the UK. Roger McGough made the final selection and wrote the introduction.
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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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Our full online range of top poetry books for children is featured above. Take a look around and explore our brilliantly priced titles and collections.

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