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Poetry books for the Poetry Friendly Classroom

Revolting Rhymes

Take a look at some of our favourite children's poetry books - perfect for use in the poetry-friendly classroom.

From Roald Dahl's classic Revolting Rhymes to Elizabeth Acevedo's fantastic novel in verse The Poet X, these books are guaranteed to promote a love of poetry.

  • Heartbeat

    Author: Sharon Creech

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  • Heartbeat

    Author: Sharon Creech

    Annie loves drawing, running barefoot, her family, and possibly Max, her running partner. It’s an eventful time for the 12-y…

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  • A Kid in my Class

    Author: Rachel Rooney Illustrator: Chris Riddell

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  • A Kid in my Class

    Author: Rachel Rooney Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    This brilliant and imaginatively illustrated book is the perfect addition to any classroom library; a book of clever poems picking…

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  • Sensational!

    Author: Various Editor: Roger McGough Illustrator: Sara Fanelli

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  • Sensational!

    Author: Various Editor: Roger McGough Illustrator: Sara Fanelli

    Every poem could inspire a child's writing, reading or thinking, and their teachers' too.

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  • The Hat

    Author: Carol Ann Duffy Illustrator: David Whittle

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  • The Hat

    Author: Carol Ann Duffy Illustrator: David Whittle

    Bubbling over with humour and life, the poems in The Hat paint pictures, evoke smells, conjure sounds and encapsulate events both …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pumpkin Grumpkin

    Author: Various Editor: John Agard and Grace Nichols Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura

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  • Pumpkin Grumpkin

    Author: Various Editor: John Agard and Grace Nichols Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura

    Amusing and bemusing poetry from around the globe. John Agard and Grace Nichols have assembled a bunch of silly poems in this new …

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  • Plum

    Author: Tony Mitton

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  • Plum

    Author: Tony Mitton

    This enjoyable collection from popular children’s poet Tony Mitton brings together a wide range of engaging poems for younge…

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  • Bad, Bad Cats

    Author: Roger McGough Illustrator: Lydia Monks

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  • Bad, Bad Cats

    Author: Roger McGough Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Packed with witty wordplay, and quirky humour, this delightful collection will appeal to children of all ages

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