Midnight Feasts: Tasty Poems

Edited by A.F. Harrold
illustrated by Katy Riddell

Ref: CL01

The perfect Christmas gift for any food or poetry lover, this scrumptious illustrated hardback contains over 50 poems about every type of food imaginable.
Food is the one thing that unites us all - across time, nations and peoples. From chocolate, rice pudding and sandwiches to breakfast in bed, marmalade in the bath and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, in Midnight Feasts A.F. Harrold brings together a wonderful and diverse collection of poems to tickle your taste buds.

Poets include Ian McMillan, Brian Patten, Choman Hardi, Imtiaz Dharker, William Carlos Williams, Salena Godden, Joseph Coelho, Sabrina Mahfouz, Lewis Carroll, W.S. Gilbert and A.E. Housman, as well as A.F. Harrold himself.

This stunning poetry book is beautifully illustrated in full colour by rising star Katy Riddell (daughter of former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell) and is the perfect present - at Christmas or any other time year. It will have the poetry and food fans in your life licking their lips!



Poems the wind blew in: Poems for Children

by Karmelo C. Iribarren
illustrated by Riya Chowdhury

Ref: CL02

Be careful when you open this book: as soon as you do, the wind will whisk you up and take you on an adventure across the city. You’ll roam down empty streets, take a ride on the Metro, and catch glimpses of worlds within worlds in puddles and chimneytops. But even as the wind hurries you along, there will always be time to stop for a moment and look: at the night, the rain, the trees, the sea...

These poems reveal the magic in small, everyday things: a plastic bag dreams of becoming a cloud, raindrops go on holiday to the sea, and hats fill up with thoughts. The book builds an immersive, tender world and encourages the reader to look at the world around them with wonder and delight.



The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems

edited by Paul B. Janeczko
illustrated by Richard Jones

Ref: CL03

A collection of "how-to" poems on all sorts of subjects and from all around the world, edited and illustrated by two major talents.
Find a patch of unbroken snow; dye your hair green with purple spots; slowly breathe in and out; bounce in your space-boots ... and don’t take off your helmet, whatever you do! A "how-to" poem shows the steps in a process - here, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents charming examples of the genre. There are over thirty poems in this beautiful, memorable treasury, each one illustrated with elegance and flair. The poets featured are from around the world and through history, bringing together classic writers, like Christina Rossetti and Robert Louis Stephenson, and modern stars, such as Kwame Alexander and Nikki Grimes. And their poems pose all sorts of questions. Some are lyrical (How do you build a poem?), others seemingly practical (How do you mix a pancake?), many more wry (How do you pay attention?). But they all share something in common: answers that are certain to delight and intrigue...



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Wain: LGBT reimaginings of Scottish folktales

by Rachel Plummer
illustrated by Helene Boppert

Ref: CL04

Wain is a collection of LGBT themed poetry for teens based on retellings of Scottish myths. The collection contains stories about kelpies, selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, alongside perhaps lesser-known mythical people and creatures, such as wulvers, Ghillie Dhu, and the Cat Sìth. These poems immerse readers in an enriching, diverse and enchanting vision of contemporary life.

The poems in this collection are fun, surprising, and full of a magical mix of myth and contemporary LGBT themes - it is a perfect read for teens who are learning more about themselves, other people, and the world around them. Wain is fully illustrated in colour, by Helene Boppert.



Cherry Moon Little Poems Big Ideas Mindful of Nature

by Zaro Weil
illustrated by Junli Song

Ref: CL05

This wondrous poetry collection captures eye-popping moments, tender observations and a thousand whimsical reflections on the sheer joy of the natural world.

Cherry Moon bubbles with excitement and creativity. Discover parades of beast-doodles, preposterous penguins, talking blossoms, razz- dazzle birds, humble fleas and host of other exotic and everyday creatures who literally jump off the page and into our hearts.

Thought-provoking, sensitive and delightfully original, Cherry Moon poses big questions about life with poems and other small gatherings of words; encouraging children of every age to explore the power, enchantment and sheer wonderfulness of nature.



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