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.


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.


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’.


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.


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.

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.


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.