Introducing your child to poetry

A Child's Anthology of Poetry (Non-fiction, Poetry) by Elizabeth Hauge Sword

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A heart-warming and joyous collection of poetry to read aloud with your children celebrating its art and form for children of all ages. A stunning introduction to literature and little life integrating the best of classic and contemporary poetry from across the world.

The humble pleasure of reading poetry together creates beautiful, childhood memories inviting children to the wonderful world of lyric, language and creative storytelling.

The collection includes a diverse set of works from Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Lewis Carroll, Theodore Roethke and William Blake. 

And the most delightful part - gorgeous illustrations from Tom Pohrt of Crow and Weasel fame. A fascinating volume for generations of young readers to come.


A big hello and thank you for reading! Passionate about literature, psychology, and life I launched Book Therapy as an alternative form of therapy using the power of literature. I train mental health professionals, librarians, teachers as well as readers on using bibliotherapy in their own work through our online Bibliotherapy, Literature and Mental Health course. We also curate reading lists/personalised book prescriptions for clients based on their individual needs. This is our signature personalised reading service.

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