This story is about a brave and kind Anglo-Saxon princess called Frideswide who lived in Oxford a long time ago and just happened to be brilliant at climbing very tall trees. Her talent came in useful one day when a wicked king tried to kidnap her. How did she and her friends escape, and what […]
A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country’s leading children’s poets. Waterstones Related posts: A First Book Of The Sea by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton What On Earth? Trees by Kevin Warwick ill. Paulina Morgan Business For Beginners by Lara Bryan and Rose Hall ill. Kellan […]
This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection. n Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015-2017 and political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite […]
A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women – from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from aristocratic ladies to kitchen maids, these are voices that deserve to be heard. Collected by anthologist […]
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year – named after the first line of Judith Nicholls‘ poem ‘Windsong’ – is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems; one for every day of the year, including leap years. Waterstones Related posts: Atlas Of Dinosaur Adventures […]
“Award-winning writer Reynolds (Long Way Down, 2017, etc.) offers a letter in the form of a long poem that acknowledges and encourages young people’s dreams and aspirations… Inspirational reading for any occasion.” KIRKUS ” A powerful and affirming book-length poem for teens.” School Library Journal “This stylistic masterpiece speaks to the dreamer in us all, regardless of […]
This special anthology features poems by the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, a top team of fantastic poets who bring poetry alive all year round. Includes new poems by Deborah Alma, Joseph Coelho, Sally Crabtree, Jan Dean, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Chrissie Gittins, Matt Goodfellow, Sophie Herxheimer, Michaela Morgan, Brian Moses, Abigail Parry, Rachel Piercey, Rachel Rooney, […]
An exciting and thought-provoking celebration of all that is extraordinary in the natural world. Includes fascinating information about the creatures depicted. Combines poetry with contextualising factual information. Waterstones No related posts.
Tiny Owl is the first publisher of Eloise Greenfield’s work in the UK. Greenfield has written nearly 50 books for children in a career spanning some 60 years. She is a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and won the Award for Excellence in Poetry of Children for her body of work. This is […]
Waterstones Superb collection of some old, some reworked and some brand-new poems from this under-appreciated poet-illustrator. West has never been a ‘contemporary’ children’s poet and probably ticks fewer boxes on the Cool checklist than ever before. But it is the very timelessness of his verse that satisfies. He writes mainly in rhyming couplets (sometimes broken […]
This eagerly awaited new collection from an outstanding poet, winner of the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of the former UK Children’s Laureate. Waterstones No related posts.
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 “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 […]
A popular little anthology first published in 2001 and ‘revamped’ (not noticeably) this year with the 2018 World Cup in mind. Waterstones No related posts.
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 Waterstones SaveSave No […]
BookNook Book of the Month, March 2018 “A gorgeous and fun poetry book with beautiful shape poems throughout…” BookNook Waterstones No related posts.
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. Waterstones No related posts.
ACHUKA Book of the Month, February 2018 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. Waterstones SaveSave No related posts.
Colourfully presented treatment of the folktale told every year at Chinese New Year. Waterstones SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave Related posts: Women In Science – 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World by Rachel Ignotofsky Labyrinth by Theo Guignard Finding Gobi, The True Story Of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard Build It! 25 […]
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’, […]
Waterstones 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. There are eight poems from each of five poets: Ruth Awolola @r_awolola Victoria Adukwei Bulley @victoriaadukwei Abigail Cook @AbigailThePoet […]
This edition was first published in 1985 with new illustrations by Michael Foreman to celebrate the centenary of this wonderful collection of children’s poems. This reissue contains a new Foreword by Alexander McCall Smith. Waterstones SaveSave Related posts: Greatest Magical Stories chosen by Michael Morpurgu The Wizard Of Oz illustrated by Olivier Latyk Journey To […]