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Poetry for 10 year old

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user1475406595 · 02/10/2016 12:21

Hello. Can anyone recommend a poetry book suitable for a bright 10 year old girl? Thanks

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LetitiaCropleysCookbook · 02/10/2016 12:35

I remember my children at a similar age loving the poetry collection 'One of Your Legs is Both the Same' with works by Michael Rosen and Colin McNaughton, among others.

A book introducing young readers to more 'traditional' poetry is 'This Way Delight', an anthology compiled by Herbert Read.

IHeartKingThistle · 02/10/2016 12:38

Roger McGough.

My 9 year old likes Valerie Bloom, some West Indian dialect in that.

Her favourite is still Please Mrs Butler though.

OverAndAbove · 08/10/2016 22:31

Benjamin Zephaniah might go down well. And yes definitely Roger McGough

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