In the Science Poems Bundle
The Bee Is Not Afraid Of Me: A Book of Insect Poem (2021), edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore, with illustrations by Emma Wright. Can you imagine a world without bees? Did you know that dung beetles are awesome recyclers? Insects pollinate, recycle and are an important food source for many animals – they’re tiny but mighty superheroes of the animal kingdom. This is an anthology of wild and wonderful children’s poems which will educate and excite youngsters about the fascinating world of insects.
“Moth, you are cut from the cloth of the night,/
spun in the silver of moonbeam thread:
a sliver of shadow so soft, so slight,
that the air barely stirs as you whirr overhead.”
Page count: 96 | Publication date: 5th March 2021 | ISBN: 9781912915118
Dragons of the Prime: Poems about Dinosaurs (2019), edited by Richard O’Brien, with notes by Will Tattersdill. Illustrated by Emma Dai’an Wright. Dragons of the Prime is an anthology for children which tackles the big questions about these larger-than-life creatures: what would a baby diplodocus pray for, and just how big is a dinosaur’s egg? Along the way it takes in fossil-finders – like the pioneering Mary Anning – T-Rex’s gym routine, and chickens who dream at night of their dino ancestors’ ‘dagger teeth’. There are poems about dinosaurs in their Jurassic heyday, poems about new discoveries and the latest scientific knowledge, and poems about the history of how humans have imagined these amazing beasts.
“Wild waves crash, raw winds roar:
I hear the voice of the lost dinosaur.
I roar back. I am bold.
I roar because in my hand I hold
and unlock the secrets
at their old, cold heart.”
Page count: 128 | Publication date: 16 May 2019 | ISBN: 9781912915057
Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens (2016), a children’s poetry anthology edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright. How big is the universe? Are there dogs in space? What if your friend – or your granddad – was an alien? Join the poets in wondering in Watcher of the Skies, a sparkling collection of poems about the outermost possibilities of space, life and our imaginations. Fully illustrated and accompanied with helpful facts about space, this is the perfect companion for any budding stargazer or astronaut.
“Because I could not stop for Time –
It kindly stopped for me –
My spaceship veered and plunged into
The Lights went out, the Thrusters too –
The Engine coughed and died –
I felt for my Chronometer –
It had spaghettified –
Since then – Millenniums have passed –
Yet shorter than the Day –
I picked a Fight with Time and Space
– ‘Emily Dickinson in Space’ by Abigail Parry and Jon Stone
Page count: 128 | Publication date: 29th September 2016 | Paperback ISBN 9781910139431