It's World Poetry Day on Sunday 21st March and what better excuse to celebrate our love of poetry here at LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools than to create a collection of poety books we adore.
As you know we already 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 on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.
As usual this year we will be running our 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.
The winning and commended poems will also be published on the LoveReading, LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools websites. Look out for news of this in April...
Here, for World Poetry Day we share and celebrate our favourite poetry books, and hope they bring you as much joy as they do us.