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  […]

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

May 1st has been celebrated for thousands of years. Steeped in folklore magic, it marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice. The earliest known celebrations of May are Floralia – the festival of […]

Sing a Song of Pancakes – A Poem for Pancake Day

Sing a Song of Pancakes – A Poem for Pancake Day

SING A SONG OF PANCAKES Sing a song of pancakes, Sizzling in the pan; One for Jack and Alice, One for me and Ann. Jack has tossed his pancake, Aren’t we having fun? Ann is watching […]

Pook’s Picks for World Poetry Day – The Verse Book Collection

Pook’s Picks for World Poetry Day – The Verse Book Collection

It’s World Poetry Day! Our Pook’s Picks for World Poetry Day takes a look at our verse books, beautiful poetry books for children illustrated by Walter Crane. The collection below features five books from the ‘Toy […]

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse’ Christmas is coming! Here is our gorgeous edition of The Night Before Christmas, a christmas poem, originally […]

Summer’s Passing

Summer’s Passing

Summer’s Passing Beautiful autumnal illustration, and one our personal favourites by Jessie Willcox Smith. Taken from Dream Blocks, a wonderful book of children’s verse by A. C. Higgins full of Willcox’s gorgeous watercolours.   Summer’s Passing My […]

A Poem for your Pocket

A Poem for your Pocket

World Poetry Day – A Poem for your Pocket This poem is taken from Rainbow Gold, a book of children’s poetry by many of the great poets. We thought it was the perfect poem to share […]

Ballade of the Bookworm – A Poem by Andrew Lang

Ballade of the Bookworm – A Poem by Andrew Lang

Ballade of the Bookworm – A Poem by Andrew Lang Ballade of the Bookworm Far in the Past I peer, and see A Child upon the Nursery floor, A Child with books upon his knee, Who […]

Rainbow Gold – A Book of Poems

Rainbow Gold – A Book of Poems

Rainbow Gold – Poems Old and New Selected for Boys and Girls – Illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker Sara Teasdale’s wonderful collection of children’s poetry, Rainbow Gold – Poems Old and New, was originally published in […]

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day It’s National Apple Day! To celebrate we’re sharing Arthur Rackham‘s beautiful illustrations from Eden Phillpott’s delightful book A Dish of Apples. We’ve also added our favourite […]