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We think poetry should be accessible to all - and that includes kids! Look around this page and find fun facts, links, exercises, listen to poems read aloud, and see what Nicola recommends.

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Childrens Exercise

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, by Wallace Stevens

Among twenty snowy mountains,

The only moving thing

Was the eye of the blackbird.



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Every Thing On It
Every Thing On It

Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.

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Robert Hayden had very bad eyesight, so he took AATA bus to and from work instead of driving or walking.