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I Know My Soul
by Claude McKay
Carry Me Away
Matt Goodfellow’s acclaimed debut collection, Carry Me Away, is a beautifully crafted set of poems that blend humour, intrigue and a love of the natural world.
Collected Poems for Children
A beautiful hardback edition of Charles Causley’s Collected Poems for Children with a foreword by Roger McGough and illustrated with line art by John Lawrence. This Macmillan Classics edition is truly a special gift to treasure.
Alice Poetry celebrates the poems of Lewis Carroll. This beautiful collection features many contemporary poems from editor Michaela Morgan and a host of popular poets, including Roger McGough, John Agard, Grace Nichols, and Rachel Rooney, each one putting their own spin on these classic texts.
100 Brilliant Poems for Children
100 Brilliant Poems for Children chosen by Paul Cookson is a gorgeous pick-and-mix of a book packed with long-term favourites, song lyrics and brand-new delights. There are some handy hints and starting points for reading, writing and performing at the back.
Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses
Brian Moses has been entertaining and inspiring children and teachers since 1988. His percussion-filled school visits are legendary. Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses is a collection of his 100 favourite and most popular poems including ‘The Ssssnake Hotel’, ‘Walking with my Iguana’ and ‘Lost Magic’.
A Poem for Every Night of the Year
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, A Poem for Every Night of the Year is a collection of 366 poems, with each poem having a connection to the corresponding date in the book – from celebrating The Battle of Bosworth to the day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.
Includes poetry from from William Wordsworth, Sappho, A.A. Milne, Benjamin Zephaniah, Carol Ann Duffy and Maya Angelou
100 Prized Poems: Twenty-five Years of the Forward Books
100 Prized Poems: Twenty-five years of the Forward Books is a distillation of the 25 annual Forward Books of Poetry published since 1992, a series highlighting the works commended each year for the prestigious Forward Prizes.