From Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho come 25 more bold and brave poems for children. These waltzing verses for reading aloud were written to comfort and inspire!
With his third read-aloud poetry book, Coelho focuses on building kids’ courage! It follows Poems Aloud and Smile Out Loud, books that have inspired thousands of little readers to harness the power of their own voice.
This new collection contains mantras to be true to yourself, to help you feel brave, project happiness, conjure a smile, make you laugh and cheer others up. Some are odes, some can be said as personal mantras and some are just poems that instill confidence and help children realize the power of their voices.
Reading these poems aloud will teach children the power of poetry, encouraging them to explore the magic of language and foster a love of verse. These rhymes perfectly complement school literature curriculums. Introduce your budding wordsmith to new verse and spark their imaginations with poems about boundaries, handling emotions and treasuring friendships.
This sparky anthology is peppered with witty and charming illustrations by Daniel Gray-Barnett to bring these powerful words to life in a way that’s appealing to children. A sweet way to empower your little one and have them harness their inner power. From a few lines to a couple of pages, there’s a mix of long and short poems, making this book versatile and suitable for every situation.
About the Author
JOSEPH COELHO is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-2024. In 2019 he won the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award for If All the World Were which has been translated into over 10 languages. He has been long-listed for The Carnegie Children's Award with his poetry collection 'Overheard In A Tower Block', which was also shortlisted for the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award and Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards. He won the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award with his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. His debut Picture Book, Luna Loves Library Day was voted one of the nations favourite picture books by a survey led by World Book Day. His other poetry books include How To Write Poems and A Year Of Nature Poems .
He has written plays for companies including: Soho Theatre, Polka Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, Theatre Royal York, Oily Cart and The Spark Children's Festival to name a few.
Joseph has been a guest poet on Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket, Radio 4's Poetry Playtime and Front Row. He is the presenter of BBC's Teach Poetry (Oct 2018) and features in DiscoveryEDUK's Poetry Curriculum.
“The duo behind Poems Aloud and Smile Out Loud have focused on the theme of courage for their latest book, which features poems on how to feel brave, how to be yourself, and how to project happiness.”—The Bookseller
"What a wonderful collection of poetry, all reflecting themes of how one can be brave, gather courage and face your own fears."—Love Reading
"This collection by the children's laureate is full of empowering ideas - like the notion that all you have to do to write poems is break up lines. It dares children to find their voice."—The Sunday Times
‘In his classic style, Joseph Coelho offers up brilliantly imaginative rhyme and verses alongside guidance, which is fun, accessible and non-judgemental.’—BookTrust
'an absolute joy to explore with children.'—The School Librarian