July Reading List: Powerful Poetry

Yes, it’s that time, the booklist is here!
We’re delighted to bring you the third of the year.
So stick with us as we write out below
A few perfect poems you might not yet know

From humour and fun from beginning to end,
To exciting adventures around every bend,
Or even some sport if that’s where your heart lies,
There’s something for everyone – a poetic surprise!

So jump right on in and don’t hesitate
For Powerful Poetry there’s no need to wait!

 

 

Jabberwocky coverJabberwocky and other poems
Series:
Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 18

Beware the Jabberwock, my son! Explore the world of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poems with this thrilling graphic text collection of four of his best-known works. The book also comes with notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading as well as ideas for activities.

Read the poem or buy the collection.

Doug Lugg coverDoug Lugg, Boy Slug
Series:
Story Sparks
Oxford Level: 8

Why not try a rhyming story from Story Sparks? Doug Lugg hated eating his vegetables – he wouldn’t take a bite. But then, he turned into a slug during the night and Doug’s mother hates slugs! Will Doug be able to turn back into a child? And will he ever eat his vegetables?

Watch the storytelling video or buy your copy here

Don't Eat Soup With Your Fingers coverDon’t Eat Soup with your Fingers
Series:
TreeTops Chucklers
Oxford Level: 8

Don’t Eat Soup with your Fingers is a collection of funny poems exploring what you should do with a cabbage when it’s rainy and what’s worse than being eaten by a spider! Get your whole class laughing with this hilarious collection of poetry from TreeTops Chucklers.

Buy yours here.

Fantastic Football Poems CoverFantastic Football Poems
Age: 2+

Not sure what to do now the world cup’s over? Meet your reading goals with this best-selling collection of poems that are top of the league! The text contains poetry about every kind of football match you can imagine and is illustrated in full colour throughout to attract even the most reluctant of readers. Immerse your readers now!

Buy yours here.

For the Fallen CoverFor the Fallen and other Poems
Series:
Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 20

There is music in the midst of desolation. This emotive collection of poems told in graphic form looks at the harshness of life in the trenches during the First World War, the brutal battlefields of the American Civil War and the senseless charge of the light brigade in the Crimean War. Challenge your advanced readers by taking them on an emotional journey with this collection from Project X Origins.

Read the poem or buy the collection.

The Ghost in the Washing Machine CoverThe Ghost in the Washing Machine
Series:
TreeTops Chucklers
Oxford Level: 12

This light-hearted collection of poems explores everything from how skeletons keep in touch, to what’s written on a robot’s tombstone and even a sneaky glimpse into a superhero’s diary! This collection of laugh-out-loud books will thrill your junior readers and make reading poems a pleasure.

Buy yours here.

Lost in the Hills coverLost in the Hills
Series:
Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 10

Lost in the Hills is a collection of adventures all about discovering things lost and found. Find out the tale behind the mysterious message from the past and more in this intriguing title from Project X Origins. Effective guided reading starts here with contemporary characters that make the stories accessible, stimulating and engaging!

Buy yours here.

Rhyme Slime CoverRhyme Slime
Series:
Story Sparks
Oxford Level 11

Jasmine wakes up one day speaking exclusively in verse! She goes to school only to discover both her teacher and classmates are also speaking in rhyme. Mrs Sprout, the park keeper, explains to the class that they caught verse from the rhyme slime in Poet’s Pond. Luckily for Jasmine and her class, Mrs Sprout knows the cure… enthral your young readers with this title from the beautifully-illustrated Story Sparks.

Buy yours here.

Never Take a Bath in the Dark coverNever Take a Bath in the Dark
Series:
TreeTops Chucklers
Oxford Level: 14

Never Take a Bath in the Dark is an unforgettable anthology of amusing poems featuring Bubblegum Pete and Elastic Jones and a wedding where all the guests were animals! Delight your children with this finely-levelled collection edited by best-selling children’s author Jeremy Strong.

Buy yours here.

The Pelican Chorus coverThe Pelican Chorus and other Poems
Series:
Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 14

This exciting poetry collection, told in graphic form, makes the poems come alive for a modern audience. Discover some proud pelicans, hear a tale about a clashing cat and dog, and find out about the extraordinary Mr Toad in this collection of humorous poems. Each poem is presented in both in graphic and text-only versions and the book also contains notes and advice for teachers to support your learners.

Read the poem or buy the collection.

Thanks for reading, we hope your month is filled with Powerful Poetry! Join us next month for the Fantastic Friendships reading list in time for going back to school!

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