It's National Poetry Day today and what better excuse to celebrate our love of poetry here at LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools than to create a collection of poetry books we adore.

As you know we go all out on National Poetry Day each year, our nation's annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October, that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place today, on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.

As usual this year we announce the winners of our 2021 LoveReading4Kids Poetry Prize, our competition for children ages 7- 11 from across the UK. The winning poet wins a trophy and certificate, a batch of gorgeous poetry books, plus a visit to their school from a National Poetry Day ambassador and £250 of books for their school. Click here to find out this year's fabulous winning poets! 

Here, we share and celebrate our favourite poetry books, and hope they bring you as much joy as they do us.