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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A paper cloak, strawberries in the snow, and a toad for every word spoken.  Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale – ONCE upon a time there lived a man, whose wife […]

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Today marks the 1911 publication anniversary of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel – The Secret Garden. It numbers amongst Burnett’s most famous works and is a classic of English children’s literature. The Secret Garden is […]

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

A lost peasant, a cave of hidden treasures and a very strange dream. The Underground Workers An Estonian Fairy Tale ON a bitter night somewhere between Christmas and the New Year, a man set out to […]

The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story

The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story

Christmas eve magic, a picture that comes to life, and a visit from Father Christmas. The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story – IT was Christmas Eve, and a little girl lay in her little […]

The Cat and The Parrot – An Indian Tale

The Cat and The Parrot – An Indian Tale

A lazy parrot, four hundred and ninety-eight cakes, and a cat that lets hunger get the better of him. The Cat and The Parrot  – An Indian Tale – ONCE upon a time, a Cat and […]