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Our favourite poetry books (teens)

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Check out our favourite poetry books for younger children aged teens.

Poetry can be great to broaden reading horizons, as well as truly engaging for reluctant readers. Here are some poetry books your teenager is sure to love and want to read out loud. 

Check out our list for 5-8s

Check out our list for 9-12s

  • The Poet X

    Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

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  • The Poet X

    Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

    Xiomara, a teenage girl of Dominican heritage, is starting to notice boys, but her strict Catholic parents have decided on no cont…

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  • One

    Author: Sarah Crossan

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  • One

    Author: Sarah Crossan

    This is a book that goes straight into your heart and once it is there, won't leave. One is a brilliant, beautiful, and heart-wren…

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  • We Come Apart

    Author: Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

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  • We Come Apart

    Author: Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

    Written in free verse, this dual narrative story goes straight to the heart of Jess and Nicu’s friendship, exploring their f…

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  • Rebound

    Author: Kwame Alexander

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  • Rebound

    Author: Kwame Alexander

    It’s 1988 and Charlie Bell is 12 and going through the hardest time in his life. But while staying with his grandparents, he is in…

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  • Moonrise

    Author: Sarah Crossan

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  • Moonrise

    Author: Sarah Crossan

    Moonrise is the story of teenager Joe and his brother Ed on death row. Written in Sarah Crossan’s pioneering (and now tradema…

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  • Echoes

    Author: Laura Dockrill

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  • Echoes

    Author: Laura Dockrill

    The new book from Laura Dockrill is a collection of modern-day fairytales, poems and retellings of classic stories, all with a sli…

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  • Rhythm and Poetry

    Author: Karl Nova Illustrator: Joseph Witchall

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  • Rhythm and Poetry

    Author: Karl Nova Illustrator: Joseph Witchall

    The author’s passion for words and music leaps off the page in this stunning, relevant and accessible book from award-winning hip …

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  • Booked

    Author: Kwame Alexander

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  • Booked

    Author: Kwame Alexander

    From fast-paced football matches to school and family drama, this novel written in verse has something for everyone and will grip …

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