Poems to Live Your Life By: Peek inside Chris Riddell's glorious new collection

Published on: 04 October 2018 Author: Catriona Wightman

BookTrust ambassador Chris Riddell has collected and illustrated a new poetry anthology - and we have a sneak peek inside.

The cover of Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell

National Poetry Day is being celebrated on 4 October this year, and we can't think of a better way to mark the occasion than with a fabulous anthology of brilliant verse.

Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has put together the marvellous Poems to Live Your Life By, which includes 46 marvellous verses covering topics from musings to family and imaginings to love.

You can expect rhymes from writers old and new, with poems from the likes of William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti alongside Nick Cave and Kate Tempest.

And, of course, they're all brought to life with brilliant illustrations by Chris himself!

We've got our hands on a little sneak peek at the book, so check three of the marvellous poems below (click on the images for a bigger picture).

Then keep scrolling to hear Chris reading Kate Tempest's wonderful 'Thirteen'. Happy National Poetry Day!

'Thirteen' by Kate Tempest

'Thirteen' by Kate Tempest, illustrated by Chris Riddell

'Thirteen' by Kate Tempest, illustrated by Chris Riddell

© Chris Riddell, Poems To Live Your Life By, Macmillan Children's Books

'The Great Escape' by Chris Riddell

'The Great Escape' by Chris Riddell

© Chris Riddell, Poems To Live Your Life By, Macmillan Children's Books

'There is a Pleasure in the Pathless Woods' by Lord Byron

'There is a Pleasure in the Pathless Woods' by Lord Byron, illustrated by Chris Riddell

 

© Chris Riddell, Poems To Live Your Life By, Macmillan Children's Books

Watch Chris Riddell reading 'Thirteen' by Kate Tempest:


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