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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!

A Year of Nature Poems

A Year of Nature Poems

Author: Joseph Coelho Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

See how animals behave through the seasons, and the cycle of trees and plants, from the first blossoms of spring through to the stark winter wonderland in December. 12 inspiring poems from Joe Coelho, paired with folk art from Kelly Louise Judd give this book year-round appeal.

A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A handsome new edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic collection of children's poems Racehorse for Young Readers' Children's Classic Collections is a new series that offers readers timeless compilations of children's literature. Handsomely packaged and affordable, this new series aims to revitalize these enchanting works and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation. A Child's Garden of Verses is one of the most famous children's collections of poetry ever published. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson for children about the joys and sorrows of childhood, touching on themes like illness and solitude as well as make-believe games and play. This collection includes stories like: Foreign Children The Lamplighter The Land of Counterpane Bed in Summer My Shadow The Swing And more! Whether you're a collector or just want to share these incredible tales with the young readers in your life, this book will provide readers with countless hours of unforgettable stories and artwork.

Ordinary Hazards A Memoir

Ordinary Hazards A Memoir

Author: Nikki Grimes Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

This powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow. --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout [A] testimony and a triumph. --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse. Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.

Clap Your Hands A Celebration of Gospel

Clap Your Hands A Celebration of Gospel

Author: Toyomi Igus, CeCe Winans Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2019

An inspirational, joyous celebration of poetry, art, and rhythm, tracing the history of African-American gospel music and the poets, singers, and thought leaders who have fearlessly and soulfully contributed to the spiritual and social evolution of America. Clap Your Hands, created by the dynamic author and illustrator team of Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood,winners of the Coretta Scott King Award for I See the Rhythm, shares the African American history of gospel music that has courageously broken all color barriers, influencing both worship and popular culture in America for hundreds of years. This spellbinding blend of poetry, art, history, and music also includes a running timeline of all historical milestones-from the first slaves to President Obama's inauguration. This powerful and poetic read bursts with vibrant artwork and is rich in personal notes and information to further any history buff or music enthusiast. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this informative and inspirational blend of poetry, art, and music that honors gospel music with its proper, influential due as reflected through the journey of African Americans. Clap Your Hands includes: Notes from the author and the illustrator sharing their personal inspirations and influences, as well as their research on the roots and evolution of Gospel music. Historical note about the events covered in the book exploring the cultural importance of gospel music throughout history Further reading section, discography, and discussion questions to encourage learning and engagement.

Old Possum's Book of Practical CATS Cats Movie Tie-in

Old Possum's Book of Practical CATS Cats Movie Tie-in

Author: T. S. Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber & Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981 Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats, which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history and is now a film starring Taylor Swfit, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Francesca Hayward and James Corden. With illustrations by Rebecca Bagley.

A Songbird Dreams of Singing

A Songbird Dreams of Singing

Author: Kate Hosford Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Do you know how animals sleep? Otters fall asleep while holding hands; zebra finches practise their songs while dreaming; dolphins keep one half of their brain awake . . . Beautiful poems about sleeping animals are interspersed with fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations - making this the perfect bedtime book!

Fifteen Poems of Sorley MacLean A Commentary

Fifteen Poems of Sorley MacLean A Commentary

Author: Sorley Maclean, Iain Crichton Smith Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2019

Sorley MacLean is the greatest Gaelic poet of the twentieth century. Taking a contemporary voice, breaking away from the nostalgia of earlier Gaelic works, and injecting a powerful intellectual force, he marked a new beginning for Gaelic poetry and changed the course of Gaelic literature. These recordings of Sorley MacLean reading his poems, with commentary by that other great poet, Iain Crichton Smith, cover major themes of MacLean's work: 'Calvary' and 'Highland Woman', for example, deal with social, political and religious issues; 'Death Valley' is one of the finest poems of the Second World War in any language; and 'Hallaig', a haunting exploration of the diminishing Gaelic culture of the past and the problems of its revival in a modern age. MacLean's sonorous readings draw out the power of his poetry. His fellow-poet Iain Crichton Smith provides informed and insightful commentary into every poem, making this CD an excellent tool for study, as well as giving users a chance to hear one of Britain's greatest modern poets reading his own work.

Little Parsley

Little Parsley

Author: Inger Hagerup Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

T he combination of handwritten, informal verse and Paul Rene Gauguin's avant garde illustration s has proven to be an irresistible and endlessly delightful combination for children and adults a like . A live with sound, shape, and color , Hagerup's children's poems are still known by heart by every Norwegian child and collections of her poetry can be found on every child's bookshelf.

That Summer

That Summer

Author: Inger Hagerup Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Following last season's Little Parsley, this new Hagerup volume was first published in Norway in 1971. At the time, it was a literary scandal for offering free verse to children, who were best suited, as the critics claimed, to the orderly rhymes of established poetic forms. Time and the inherently free and wild forms of youthful imagination have proven the critics completely wrong. Gorgeously illustrated by Paul Rene Gauguin, with his most antic line, as well as hand lettered, and playfully translated by Beck Crook, this collection of Hagerup poems is pure pleasure.

Book of Beasts An a to Z Rhyming Bestiary

Book of Beasts An a to Z Rhyming Bestiary

Author: M. Krishnan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Clouds Cannot Cover Us

Clouds Cannot Cover Us

Author: Jay Hulme Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Funky Turkeys

Funky Turkeys

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/10/2019

A second irreverent collection of poetry for children touching on anything from vegetables to the Queen and from sewage to the sun. There's plenty of humour as well as poems on racism, pollution and the murder of a cat.