100 Best Poems for Children, Paperback

100 Best Poems for Children Paperback

Edited by Roger McGough

Illustrated by Sheila Moxley

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is a collection of the very best poems for children, edited by Roger McGough.

A wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the UK.

Roger McGough made the final selection and wrote the introduction.

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at the University of Hull.

He came to prominence in the 1960s with the publication of The Mersey Sound, and is one of today's most popular poets.

He writes for children and adults and performs his poetry all over the world.

He was honoured with an OBE in 1997, and won the Signal Poetry Award in 1998.

Roger now lives in London. Sheila Moxley is gaining a powerful reputation for her multi-cultural illustration.

She lives in London.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, colour illustrations, index
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780141310589



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What I like about this book is the fact that 135 primary schools, UK-wide, have had a direct impact on the selection of poems published. They contributed with their favourite poems, including classics such as 'The Fairies', 'The Tiger', 'Jabberwocky', etc. and modern ones too.This book was also used for the Open University course 'Children's Literature' (EA300) and it helped me understand how poems for children evolved or drew from popular myths; the illustrations by Sheila Moxley and the easy-to-read format did allow me a pleasurable read and I have become fond of this book. This book is a classic, to be kept in your library, or it can also be offered as a beautiful gift to children.