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Poetry (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Poetry (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Poetry (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Poetry (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems

The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems

Author: Brian Moses Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems is a brilliantly funny anthology of the most giggle-worthy children's poems from one of the nations most celebrated children's poets, Brian Moses. Perfect for gifting and for reading aloud, you'll be chortling along with Brian as he shows you the funniest poems in the world! Explore chucklesome poems about pets, funny creatures, school, family, fantasy and fairy-tales, dinosaurs and dragons, space, and just plain SILLY poems. With poets such as Brian Bilston, Sue Hardy-Dawson, Pie Corbett and Paul Cookson next to Liz Brownlee, Mike Jubb, James Carter and Rachel Rooney, this is the ultimate hysterical collection of rib-tickling poems guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

Cast Away

Cast Away

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Nye at her engaging, insightful best. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Acclaimed poet and Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to those less fortunate, in this collection of more than eighty original and never-before-published poems. A deeply moving, sometimes funny, and always provocative poetry collection for all ages. How much have you thrown away in your lifetime already? Do you ever think about it? Where does this plethora of leavings come from? How long does it take you, even one little you, to fill the can by your desk? ?Naomi Shihab Nye National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Poet Laureate, and devoted trash-picker-upper Naomi Shihab Nye explores these questions and more in this original collection of poetry that features more than eighty new poems. I couldn't save the world, but I could pick up trash, she says in her introduction to this stunning volume. With poems about food wrappers, lost mittens, plastic straws, refugee children, trashy talk, the environment, connection, community, responsibility to the planet, politics, immigration, time, junk mail, trash collectors, garbage trucks, all that we carry and all that we discard, this is a rich, engaging, moving, and sometimes humorous collection for readers ages twelve to adult. Includes ideas for writing, recycling, and reclaiming, and an index.

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Learns to Play

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Learns to Play

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard is fed up of her mischievous pup sitting about reading all day, so she suggests that he learn how to play. But then she hears the less than dulcet tones of the flute, the cello, the trombone, the violin and even the bagpipes! What a terrible din! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard is besieged by an onslaught of terrible noises! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Nature Trail

Nature Trail

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us by legendary poet and performer Benjamin Zephaniah, one of The Times' top 50 British post-war writers. At the bottom of my garden, there's a hedgehog and a frog, And a lot of creepy-crawlies living underneath a log . . . All around us, from parks to gardens and flowerpots to pavements, there's a world of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Why not look a little closer and see what you find? This joyful celebration of nature reminds us all to take a closer look at the world around us, and enjoy the wonder of nature wherever we find it. Packed with animals and minibeasts galore, this imaginative rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.

If You Go Down to the Woods Today...

If You Go Down to the Woods Today...

Author: Rachel Piercey Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

My woodland's full of animals, of every different kind. So shall we stay here for a while and see what we can find? Experience the everyday wonder of nature in this first book of poetry, exploring a magical woodland year. With poems by acclaimed writer Rachel Piercey, join Bear on his journey from spring to winter with lots of friends to meet, places to explore and things to spot along the way.

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Takes Up Sport

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Takes Up Sport

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard is fed up of her mischievous pup lazing around all day, so she suggests that go out and play. But then he creates all kinds of mayhem playing tennis with the washing, covering himself in mud and even shot-putting the piglets right out of the sty! What a disaster! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard doesn't know what to do next! This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Itty Bitty Drum

Itty Bitty Drum

Author: Jonathan Rosenbaum, Jonathan Rosenbaum Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2021

A story of a little drummer that journeys outside to let his little brother sleep. He discovers that the world is full of music, allowing the harmony of his surroundings to accompany the sound of the pound of his itty bitty drum. Rhythm, Rhyme, Repetition and Alliteration are used to engage the audience on a little adventure. This is perfect for young readers at bedtime as well in the classroom.

A Poem for Every Spring Day

A Poem for Every Spring Day

Author: Allie Esiri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2021

Within the pages of Allie Esiri's gorgeous collection, A Poem for Every Spring Day, you will find verse that will transport you to vivid spring-time scenes, taking you from the first sighting of blossoms to Easter. The poems are selected from Allie Esiri's bestselling poetry anthologies A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, this book dazzles with an array of familiar favourites and remarkable new discoveries. These seasonal poems - together with introductory paragraphs - have a link to the date on which they appear. Includes poems by William Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, John Donne and Emily Dickinson who sit alongside Ted Hughes, John Agard, Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, John Cooper Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy. This soul-enhancing book will keep you company for every day of your life.

Daydreams and Jellybeans

Daydreams and Jellybeans

Author: Alex Wharton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

From forgotten jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex's poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the illustrations from Katy Riddell will focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems' engagement with the natural world. These poems use rhyme, rhythm and free verse and are ideally suited to performance in a school setting, nurturing a love of language, reading, confidence and self-expression.

Books Make Good Pets

Books Make Good Pets

Author: John Agard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

Books make good pets and don't need going to the vet. You don't have to keep them on a lead or throw them a stick. They'll wag their words whenever you flick their dog-eared pages. Even howl an ancient tale for the inward-listening ear. Did you know that a book can take you anywhere? You only need to turn the pages of a story, and in a moment, you and your book could be crossing the waves in a pirate ship... or diving with mermaids... or even snoozing with a dragon. Books really DO make good pets! Why don't you peep inside this one, and take your mind on an adventure? This delightful original picture book poem is the perfect gift for anyone who delights in the magic of a good book. Agard's evocative, lyrical style is perfectly complemented with illustrations by Momoko Abe, whose colourful visuals add character, transporting the reader into an enchanting world of imagination.

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard's mischievous pup is feeling under the weather and makes up all kinds of ailments! He paints himself with colourful spots, bandages himself from nose to tail and hiccoughs until the windows shake! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard tries her best to make him feel better, but nothing seems to work! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Poems to Fall in Love With

Poems to Fall in Love With

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love. This gorgeously illustrated collection, Chris's follow-up to one of the Bookseller's best poetry books of the last 25 years, Poems to Live Your Life By, celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration, passion and married bliss to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris's exquisite, intricate artwork. This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Carol Ann Duffy, E. E. Cummings, Shakespeare, Leonard Cohen, Derek Walcott, Hollie McNish, Kate Tempest, John Betjeman and Roger McGough and many more.