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100 Best Christmas Poems for Children

Roger McGough Beatriz Castro

144 pages
SPCK Group

‘If poems were gifts, and in many ways they are, children will find plenty to absorb and amuse them in this bulging stocking of an anthology.’
Roger McGough

From traditional verses by Christina Rossetti and William Blake to modern classics by Julia Donaldson and Benjamin Zephaniah, this heart-warming Christmas anthology will delight children and adults of all ages.

All the wonders of the season are captured in 100 Best Christmas Poems for Children. Perfect for reading aloud with all the family or for children aged 8-12 to read to themselves, there are verses that will encourage you to reflect on the Christmas themes of joy, hope and peace for all the world, while also savouring the festive fun of everything else that Christmas brings – from the opening of the first Advent window to the tidying away of all the decorations on Twelfth Night.

Edited and introduced by beloved poet Roger McGough, this enchanting children’s poetry book make a wonderful gift and keepsake and will be cherished by all who read it. Children will gain an appreciation for language and storytelling as the magic of Christmas is brought to life by this anthology that they’ll return to over and over again each year.

Author Bio
Roger McGough ============= Roger McGough CBE, FRSL is one of our most popular poets, having published over fifty books of poetry for both adults and children. He came to prominence in the 1960s with the publication of The Mersey Sound, which has sold over a million copies and is now published as a Penguin Classic. The winner of two BAFTAs for his film work, and a Royal Television Society award, McGough has also won a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors and is twice winner of both the Signal and CLPE Awards for the best book of poetry for children. He presents Poetry Please on Radio 4 and is President of the Poetry Society. He was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001 and with a CBE in 2005 for services to literature.