Children's Poetry Books

  • Are We Nearly There Yet? and Other Poems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509891474
    AWTY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Our 10 hilarious poetry anthologies, featuring favourite Macmillan poets, are perfect for getting children excited about reading and writing poems.

    Joys of every kind are packed into this wonderful, funny collection of poetry. Chosen by some of the biggest names in children's poetry this collection will introduce young children to some of the funniest, silliest and most memorable words in verse.

    Ideal to dip into, to read from cover to cover or to learn by heart, this collection is perfect for newly confident readers.

    Format: paperback
  • FPB2 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Young readers will love dipping into this lively and inspiring collection of poems compiled by Pie Corbett and Gaby Morgan.

    It covers a range of topics from the ordinary and everyday themes of food, friends and families to subjects more fantastical and imaginative including monsters, mermaids and dinosaurs.

    A First Poetry Book is ideal for newly independent readers, not to mention a great classroom resource for Key Stage One teachers.
  • Oxford Reading Tree Poetry Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780192747396
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    Following the Oxford Reading Tree, this 18-book collection will take children aged 4 and over on a poetry-filled journey that will last until they're 7 or 8 years old.

    Covering Reading Levels 3 to 8, these books have been carefully levelled and cover subjects ranging from the alphabet to numbers in the early years books to machines and minibeasts in the more advanced.

    The poems have been carefully chosen so they can help children build their reading confidence and support their learning at home. They all are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations.
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  • EIP2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Gavin Puckett's Colin the Cart Horse is a fun, illustrated rhyming story all about a horse who decides to broaden his diet. Who would have thought this would cause a riot?

    The nonsense text and wild sense of humour make this book a treat to read aloud and perfect for children who need some encouragement when it comes to picking up a book.
  • APGQY 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Written by Malala for her peers, this is the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. Film tie-in edition with HE NAMED ME MALALA, released 6th November, which tells Malala's story from Nobel Peace Prize to netball courts. Malala is the most significant teenager of the twenty first century. She was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world-and did. It will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change. 'It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference' PW
  • ASYSO 5 years +
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    Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once upon a time). There's poor Cindy whose heart was torn to shreds, because her Prince, he chops off heads! Snow White's dwarfs although awfully nice, are guilty of one shocking vice...And what becomes of Goldilocks, that nasty thieving little louse, when she goes sneaking around the three bear's house...Listen to 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.
  • ASYSN 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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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    Think of your favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or verse cannot be far away...SONGS AND VERSE has seven sections bursting with rhymes about monsters, magical creatures, gruesome children, ghastly adults as well as a few unusual surprises. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James' Centipede to George and his marvellous medicine, and from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats. With a foreword and opening illustrations by Quentin Blake, and illustrations throughout from other award-winning artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell, Alel Scheffler and Tony Ross, you will find a touch of magic on every page.
  • AADWE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    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.
  • ARCED
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    Curl up with a A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, Now We Are Six. This work includes poems for children which feature Pooh helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word). It is an evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Robin. Featuring E. H. Shepard's original illustrations, Now We Are Six is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we've come to expect from his favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain.
  • AHRDV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding- Riding-riding- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. In Alfred Noyes's thrilling poem, charged with drama and tension, we ride with the highwayman and recoil from the terrible fate that befalls him and his sweetheart Bess, the landlord's daughter. The vivid imagery of the writing is matched by Charles Keeping's haunting illustrations which won him the Kate Greenaway Medal. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the breath-taking detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new cover.
  • AEPGN
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5 - 10-year olds. From rousing favourites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans's 'Casabianca' and John Keats's 'A Song About Myself', to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this is a collection to be treasured. An excellent introduction to the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll and many more. Includes Kipling's If, read by Michael Caine, along with other classics such as William Blake's The Tyger and The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
  • AOHUW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer's here and so's the sun. Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of poems is packed full of noises and actions -- perfect for joining in. There are counting rhymes and 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. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in WRIGGLE AND ROAR: 'will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
  • AOHWA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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.
  • AIUER 5 years +
    5 years +
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    In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry. This beautiful collection would also make a wonderful gift.
  • AEBAG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The collection in The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems brings together some of the most beloved children's poems. Poems such as The Owl and the Pussycat to Us Two and Chocolate Cake will amuse and delight children and adults alike. The collection includes the modern and the classics, from A.A. Milne to Pam Ayres. A great read to get children aged 7 and over into poetry.
  • ALWTM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. O, the rising of the sun And the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir. This festive collection of classic and brand-new poems celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Decorated in full-colour by Axel Scheffler. 'Celebrates everything from snow and stockings to the Nativity story and its associated wonder'. TES
  • AAPSU
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    Ted Hughes' poetry for children is as rich, powerful and magical as anything he wrote. This new recording consists of a collection of the children's poems of Ted Hughes, introduced and selected by acclaimed writer Michael Morpurgo, and read by both Morpurgo and actor Juliet Stevenson.
  • AADWD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a great first poetry book; the poems span time, from Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare right up to date with Roger McGough and Michael Rosen. Themes covered, such as mealtimes, playtime, animals, family and bedtime, really appeal to youngreaders.
  • AOLYO 9 years +
    9 years +
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    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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    This is a collection of stories, including two of Wilde's most famous: "The Canterville Ghost", in which a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle and "The Happy Prince", who was not as happy as he seemed. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
  • AMLBU 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Let's do the flip-flop frolic and splash into the sea! Playing on the sand, looking at starfish, going to the funfair, imagining mermaids, or listening to the wind and waves-this book is full of poems about what children love to do at the seaside. Illustrated charmingly by Nick Sharratt, the collection includes poems by Judith Nicholls, Margaret Mahy, and Richard Edwards.
  • AVGXG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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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    I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.