Recommended Publications

Recommended Publications

There a lots of ways into poetry for children and adults alike. We have a selection of freedom poems and a bank of eduction resources available on this site. Alternatively, these books from some of our partners are a great way to discover poems old and new.

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A Poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri, is a beautiful collection of 366 poems, from familiar favourites and exciting contemporary voices, one to share on every night of the year. The collection will take you on a journey through history and the seasons and festivals and traditions from many different countries, cultures and religions.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.