Poems Aloud : An anthology of poems to read out loud

Authored by Joseph Coelho. Illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett.

About the author

Joseph Coelho is an award winning poet and performer. In 2019 he won the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award for If All the World Were… and his poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules won the CLiPPA award in 2015. He is passionate about helping children to access and perform poems. Joseph presents BBC’s Teach Poetry and has been a guest poet on both CBeebies and Radio 4’s Front Row!

About the illustrator

Daniel Gray-Barnett has illustrated four books for children, including his award winning debut, Grandma Z. He studied medicine at university before swapping a scalpel for a pencil.

About the book

This wonderful, colourful poetry collection has something for everybody, and the language used really encourages strong and confident performing. Some of the poems are short enough to learn by heart, and many invite thought and a strong emotional response. Although our sessions concentrate on certain poems, you may choose to focus on different poems, which appeal especially to your group, or relate to other things you are doing in school.