British Library celebrates 400 years of children's poetry

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British Library Poetry Exhibition

A celebration of poems and rhymes that have shaped generations of children and that remain popular today will open at the Folio Society Gallery of the British Library on 1 April, running through to 28 June. Curated by Michael Rosen and Morag Styles, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat" will show how language can bring to life journeys, tales and rhymes for a younger generation... The exhibition features volumes of poetry from the 17th Century to the present day, including the earliest surviving printed collection of nursery rhymes, Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song-Book (1744), as well as copies of classics, such as Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses; William Blake's Songs of Innocence; Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Michael Rosen's Don't Put Mustard in the Custard, and Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. Recordings of poets reading their own work will be available at various points throughout the exhibition.

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