World Poetry Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beauty and power of poetry. And what better way to do so than with a great book? We have put together the following list with the aim of introducing young readers to the joys of poetry. From classic verse to contemporary rhymes, there's something for every taste and age range. So without further ado, here are our top picks for World Poetry Day:
Collected Poems For Children by Charles Causley
Charles Causley is one of the most beloved poets for children, and this collection is a testament to his skill and imagination. Featuring poems on topics such as nature, animals, and everyday life, "Collected Poems For Children" is a great way to introduce young readers to the world of poetry.
Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Book
Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Book is a beautiful gift hardback collection of poetry with poems inspired by The Natural History Museum. It covers everything from the depths of space to the very centre of the earth - there are poems about the solar system, planet earth, oceans and rivers, birds, dinosaurs, fossils, wildlife, flowers, fungi, insects, explorers and palaeontologists. Each section includes an introduction and some footnotes about particularly interesting species.
Ted Hughes Collected Poems for Children
Ted Hughes is one of the most important poets of the 20th century, and this collection of his children's poems is a true treasure. From the haunting "The Iron Giant" to the whimsical "The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales," these poems are sure to spark the imagination of young readers.
The Very Best of Paul Cookson : Let No One Steal Your Dreams and Other Poems
Paul Cookson is one of the most popular poets for children in the UK, and this collection showcases his best work. From hilarious rhymes to touching reflections on life, "The Very Best of Paul Cookson" is a great way to introduce young readers to the joys of poetry.
101 Poems for Children: A Laureates Choice
This anthology was chosen by former Children's Laureate Carol Anne Duffy, and features poems from some of the most celebrated poets in history, including William Blake, Robert Burns, and Emily Dickinson. With a wide range of themes and styles, "101 Poems for Children" is a fantastic introduction to the world of poetry.
She Will Soar by Ana Sampson
Ages 12 and up
For young women looking for inspiration and empowerment, "She Will Soar" is the perfect book. Featuring poems by women writers from throughout history, including Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, and Warsan Shire, this anthology celebrates the power of female voices and creativity.
Poems to Fall in Love With by Chris Riddell
Ages 12 and up
For older readers looking for love and romance, "Poems to Fall in Love With" by Chris Riddell is the perfect book. With poems by classic poets such as Shakespeare and Keats, as well as contemporary writers like Carol Ann Duffy and Sharon Olds, this anthology is a celebration of the many forms of love.
So there you have it - our top picks for World Poetry Day! Whether you're a young reader just discovering the joys of poetry or a seasoned fan looking for new inspiration, these books are sure to delight and inspire. So why not treat yourself or a loved one to a great book of poetry today? Happy reading!
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