Win a bundle of children’s poetry books!

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This year National Poetry Day is taking place on 28 September and it’s a great chance for everyone to celebrate and share poetry. Enter this special competition and you could win a set of these wonderful new poetry books recommended for children and young people just in time for National Poetry Day:

  • Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen, illustrated by David Tazzyman fizzes with fun and is shortlisted for the CLiPPA poetry award;
  • It’s Not My Fault is a magical mix from two more favourite poets, Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow;
  • The World’s Greatest Space Cadet by James Carter is a treat from first page to last;
  • Joshua Seigal is a rising star in the children’s poetry world and his new collection Little Lemur Laughing will be a real crowd-pleaser;
  • Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho’s astonishing new collection Overheard in a Tower Block is a powerful and moving narrative about growing up in the city;
  • Reaching the Stars is a wonderful and feisty collection of brand-new poems celebrating the achievements of women and girls throughout history;
  • The Noisy Classroom, Ieva Flamingo’s poems capture the emotional highs and lows of childhood with a sharp, surreal eye and a touching sympathy and;
  • A Poem for Every Day of the Year is the new must-have anthology compiled by Allie Esiri.


To enter this fantastic competition, email with the subject World Book Day NPD competition. The winner will be selected at random after the closing date of 28th September 2017.

You’ll also receive a pack of posters created for National Poetry Day by poet and artist Sophie Herxheimer. Visit the National Poetry Day website for more inspiration including free downloadable resources.

Good luck!