Win a fantastic bundle of poetry books in time for National Poetry Day 2018

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Win great new children’s poetry books to start your National Poetry Day celebrations!

National Poetry Day, the UK-wide celebration of poetry, is taking place on 4th October 2018. This year’s theme is change, with everyone encouraged to try #poetryforachange!

Enter this special competition to win a set of these wonderful new poetry books, all recommended for National Poetry Day:

Happy Poems by Roger McGough draws together a fantastic collection of upbeat poetry from the very best classic and contemporary poets; Apes to Zebras contains shape poems by favourite children’s poets Roger Stevens, Liz Brownlee and Sue Hardy-Dawson, certain to entrance young readers; Rachel Rooney’s new collection A Kid in My Class features stunning illustrations by former UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, and every type of kid will find themselves in its pages; The Same Inside is a collection to encourage empathy, with poems covering friendship and togetherness, difference, tolerance, bullying; while The Song of the Dodo by Hilda Offen is a vibrant and accessible collection full of funny, thoughtful and surprising poems.

Plus, the prize package will also contain Poetry for a Change, the first ever National Poetry Day anthology. It features new poems by the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, including Deborah Alma, Joseph Coelho, Brian Moses, Joshua Seigal and Kate Wakeling. Each poet has chosen a favourite poem to share too, so you’ll also find classics as well as suggestions for further reading (and writing), making this a collection to enjoy all year round.

To enter email poetryday@forwardartsfoundation.org with the subject Poetry for a Change World Book Day NPD competition. The deadline is 14th September 2018.

Visit the National Poetry Day website for lots more inspiration including free downloadable lesson plans and resources, information, poems and more competitions.

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