Poetry-themed book giveaway

Poetry

Reading poetry is a fun and important way of teaching young children about speech patterns whilst improving their reading skills. Whether your child loves acrostic, rhyming or narrative poetry, there’s something to suit their interest in our May poetry-themed book giveaway!


Yapping Away

by Joshua Seigal, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Discover the eight steps for having a successful tantrum, and why you should NEVER attend a Teddy Bear's Picnic (you have been warned). 

  • This book is suitable for children aged 5-8
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Bloomsbury

Bright Bursts of Colour

by Matt Goodfellow, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff

What if cats had flavoured fur or if you swallowed the sun? What if you were a special kind of badger or if you found a map to the stars? And what if your home was split during the week: one half at Mum's, the other half at Dad's?

  • This book is suitable for children aged 9-12
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Bloomsbury

Perfectly Peculiar Pets

by Elli Woolard, illustrated by Anja Boretzki

Filled with fun rhymes, quirky black-and-white illustrations and exotic animals, this book is perfect for reading aloud. Some poems are hilarious, some are gruesome and some will make you want to wash your hair, but there's sure to be a pet poem here for every child and adult alike.

  • This book is suitable for children aged 5-8
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Bloomsbury

A Hurricane in My Head tackles the themes of friendship, bullying, technology and the life of a modern teenager. These poems say the things we can't always put into words; they may make you laugh, they may make you cry, but they will most definitely make you reminisce, escape, discover...

  • This book is suitable for children aged 9-12
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Bloomsbury

We Sang Across the Sea

by Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

The hopes, dreams and bravery of the Windrush generation are expressed in this vivid story through the real-life experiences of Trinidadian musician, Mona Baptiste.

  • This book is suitable for children aged 5-8
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Scholastic

Write Your Own Poems

by Jerome Martin, Illustrated by Marco Bonatti and Toby Newsome

Whether you want to dash off a limerick, ponder a sonnet or plot an epic poem, this write-in activity book is here to help. Each page is bursting with tips and inspiration for writing all kinds of poems.

  • This book is suitable for children aged 9-12
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Usborne

Poems Aloud

by Joseph Coelho

Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry. Children will learn 20 techniques for reading aloud by trying out 20 funny and thoughtful original poems 

  • This book is suitable for children aged 5-8
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Quarto

Smile Out Loud

by Joseph Coelho

This is a book for any child who wants to build confidence reading aloud, or wants a way to channel their speech and drama confidence. It is a book to foster a love of words and the power that comes with the spoken word. It will show children how speaking a poem aloud has a certain magic, almost like reading a spell.

  • This book is suitable for children aged 5-8
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Quarto

The B On Your Thumb

by Colette Hiller

The B on Your Thumb is a book of 60 hilariously illustrated rhymes and delightful ditties to boost early reading – each poem teaches a specific sound, spelling or rule. Using rhythm and wordplay, they promote phonics awareness, thinking skills and literacy. 

  • This book is suitable for children aged 3-4
  • There are three copies available to giveaway, thanks to Quarto

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