A Poem in Your Pocket Day – The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Poem in Your Pocket Day – The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The Cloud – By Percy Bysshe Shelley –   I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. […]

Hans Clodhopper – A Hans Christian Andersen Story

Hans Clodhopper – A Hans Christian Andersen Story

Three Brothers, a chatty princess, and a noble billy-goat. Hans Clodhopper  – A Hans Christian Andersen Story – THERE was once an old country house, in which lived an old squire with his two sons, and […]

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

  Streets paved with gold, a cat with an appetite for mice, and a young man whose luck turns around.    Dick Whittington – A Tradition English Tale –   IN the reign of King Edward […]

St. George and the Dragon – The History of The Golden Legend

St. George and the Dragon – The History of The Golden Legend

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Like many early saints, the exact history of St. George remains a mystery. The most famous story is ‘St. George and The Dragon’, which is said to originate from the 13th-century legend: ‘The Golden Legend‘, where […]

10 Classic Poems for Children – Pook’s Picks for National Poetry Month

10 Classic Poems for Children – Pook’s Picks for National Poetry Month

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Explore this collection of classic children’s poems from the likes of William Blake, Mother Goose, Lewis Carroll and more. Perfect for reading and sharing for National Poetry Month.   1. The Tiger – by William Blake  […]

The Giant and Three Golden Hairs – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Giant and Three Golden Hairs – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A lucky little baby, a giant with hair of gold, and a crafty ferryman.   The Giant and The Three Golden Hairs – A Brothers Grimm Tale – THERE was once a poor woman whose little […]

Twelfth Night – A Shakespearean Tale

Twelfth Night – A Shakespearean Tale

A shipwreck from a violent storm, a young lady dressed in male attire, and a love affair of complicated affections. Twelfth Night  – A Shakespearean Tale –  SEBASTIAN and his sister Viola, a young gentleman and […]

The First Rose Beetle – A Fairy Tale

The First Rose Beetle – A Fairy Tale

A Fairy Who Lives in a Rose, a Trip to the Flower Show, and a Dewdrop as a Pillow The First Rose Beetle – A Fairy Tale – MORNING DEW was the Queen of all the […]

The Illustrations of Kate Greenaway – Celebrating 175 Years

The Illustrations of Kate Greenaway – Celebrating 175 Years

Born in Oxford, England, on the 17th March in 1846, Katherine Greenaway would go on to become one of the most prolific women illustrators of the 20th century. Through her whimsical children’s illustrations, she would bring […]

King Thrushbeard – A Brothers Grimm Tale

King Thrushbeard – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A Picky Princess, a Wandering Musician, and a King Under a Spell   King Thrushbeard  – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  HERE was once a King who had a Daughter. She was more beautiful than words […]

The Naughty Boy – A Story about Cupid

The Naughty Boy – A Story about Cupid

A Stormy Night, a Lost Child, and a Love Arrow to the Heart The Naughty Boy  – A Story of Cupid –  THERE was once an old poet, he was a good, honest old poet. One […]

The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab

The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab

A Tree of Golden Pears, a Gluttonous Bear, and a Delicious Meal The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab –  Once upon a time, a very old woodman lived with his very old […]