The Folio Book of Children’s Poetry

Illustrated by Lesley Barnes
Introduced by Penelope Lively

The Folio Book of Children’s Poetry is an eclectic and thought-provoking collection chosen to amuse, entertain and challenge young readers – from classic Wordsworth to the inimitable Dahl.

‘It is in poetry that the child discovers the possibilities of language – its range, its flexibility, its infinite variety.’

  1. From Penelope Lively's introduction


As Penelope Lively says in her insightful introduction: ‘Children savour language – words, new words, unfamiliar words, challenging words’. The 88 poems in this anthology have been carefully selected to introduce younger readers to the infinite possibilities of language through a broad range of themes, all beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Lesley Barnes.

Bound in blocked cloth with glow-in-the-dark varnish
Set in Bembo Book with Latin display
192 pages
Colour title-page spread and 54 integrated colour illustrations
Printed endpapers
Blocked slipcase with glow-in-the-dark varnish
10˝ x 7 ½˝


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