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Malden Parochial Church of England Primary School

Malden Parochial

Church of England Primary School

Love, Learn, Live!

Lower KS2 - Years 3/4

 

Recommendations of Poetry books for Lower KS2

 

I am a Jigsaw: Puzzling Poems to Baffle your Brain - Roger Stevens

A collection of poems for children who love solving brainteasers and cracking codes. It includes riddles, acrostics, kennings and paradiddles. There is also a section of the book designated to how to write different types of puzzle poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Don’t Like Poetry - Joshua Seigal

This collection of poems is designed to raise a chuckle, from the clever and witty to the downright silly. It is an imaginative collection of verses which all children will enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where Zebras Go – Sue Hardy Dawson
This poetry book offers a perfectly-pitched variety of imaginative poems covering topics of interest to children, including animals, sports, playtime, growing up and protecting the environment, all delivered through entertaining verses including a number of shape poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heard it in the Playground – Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg's collection of poems and songs paint a funny and accurate portrait of primary school life, with highly appealing and atmospheric

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Lost Words – Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

This book offers a variety of imaginative poems covering topics of interest to children, including animals, sports, playtime, growing up and protecting the environment, all delivered through entertaining verses including a number of shape poems

The Lost Words seeks to ‘summon what has vanished’ and celebrate a host of disappearing words relating to the natural world. This is a poetry book about preservation - of nature, of language and of childhood. It is a beautifully illustrated over-sized hardback volume. Inside the book, you will find acrostic ‘poem-spells’, with each one intending to preserve a nature word that has disappeared from the dictionary as well as to evoke the unique sounds, sensations and moods associated with the experiences of encountering wildlife first-hand.

 

Spaced Out - James Carter, Brian Moses & Various Poets

Blast off into galaxies unknown with this illustrated collection of poems about space by a variety of children's poets. A poetry of diverse poetic forms covering topics from planets and asteroids to black holes and shooting stars

 

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