“Delivers powerful, finely crafted verse, each poem-chapter blending elegantly with the next. Xiomara, daughter of Dominican parents living in Harlem, is allowed almost no freedom by her devout mother, though she still attracts the attention – often unwanted, occasionally exciting – of men. The most important thing about Xiomara, though, is her unique voice, which she sets free in her poetry. Readers will yearn to finish this verse novel in a single sitting, but its echoes will remain with them much longer.”
Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
A popular little anthology first published in 2001 and ‘revamped’ (not noticeably) this year with the 2018 World Cup in mind.
A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and follow-up to Booked, highly commended for the CLiPPA prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. With comic-book illustrations from award-winning graphic novel artist Dawud Anyabwile.
“Effortlessly marries rap rhythms with plaintive, passionate and deceptively simple verse.”
Imogen Russell William, The Guardian
Poems written by dogs, with help from Brian Moses and Roger Stevens.
This funny and perceptive canine collection will be treasured by dog-lovers of all ages.
Second collection of poems from Matt Goodfellow, following his debut offering Carry Me Away. His high-energy poetry performances and workshops have delighted thousands of children across the UK and this varied new collection shows shows a mastery of different tones and styles.
Colourfully presented treatment of the folktale told every year at Chinese New Year.
Irish Children’s Book of the Year 2017
A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share. Enjoy Irish favourites like `Brian O’Linn’ and `I’ll Tell Me Ma’, classics such as `My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ and `Monday’s Child’, silly rhymes that every child will love like `Beans’, `Pardon Me’ and `On Top of Spaghetti’, as well as magical verses for children written by Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, James Joyce and others.
The result of a collaboration between Otter-Barry Books and Pop Up Projects introducing new voices in poetry for 10 – 14 yr olds.
The five debut poets are from ‘diverse backgrounds’ and all aged 26 and under.
The book has three illustrators: Riya Chowdhury, Joe Manners and Eleanor Chuah