Cloud Soup is a collection of children’s poems by Kate Wakeling, illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa. Cloud Soup is the sequel to Moon Juice, the 2017 CLiPPA Best Children’s Poetry Book award-winner. Bake a weird cake, pay a visit to the Deep, and get some inspiration for your very own word hoard! Anything is possible in the world of Cloud Soup, Kate Wakeling’s breathlessly imaginative collection of poems for children. Quieter poems sit alongside riotously funny ones in this sequel to Moon Juice. Readers are encouraged to look more closely at clouds, water, dust and trees, and to reflect on the knottier areas of life.
‘Bodies, bodies everywhere:
knees and noses, hands and hair,
bodies big and bodies small,
bodies keen on volleyball,
hairy nostrils, lengthy shins,
juicy ear lobes, pointy chins’
Praise for Cloud Soup:
‘Both limpidly welcoming and profoundly meaningful, some of these poems, on subjects from weird cakes to good ideas, bodies, dust and Antarctica, will surely stay with their enthralled readers for ever.’ – The Guardian
‘This new collection from the creators of the award-winning Moon Juice contains 35 inventive, quirky and humorous poems for 9-11-year-olds. Full of imagery and great to read aloud, this is a good pick for year 5&6 classrooms. This highly imaginative poetry collection is also ideal for sparking ideas for children’s writing in upper KS2.’ – School Reading List
Page count: 128 | ISBN: 9781912915743 | Publication date: 15 July 2021
The Book of Clouds is a collection of poems by Juris Kronbergs, illustrated by Anete Melece. A beautiful collection of poems about clouds, with full-colour illustrations. This is the perfect gift for any child with their head stuck in the clouds – and for anyone who’s ever wondered what’s going on up in the sky. This is a beautifully-produced, tactile, full-colour, cloth-covered hardback book. Translated from the Latvian by Māra Rozīte and Richard O’Brien. Supported by Latvian Writers’ Union (Latvijas Rakstnieku Savienība) and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
‘When clouds have their flags fluttering,
it means the clouds are gathering
right in your neighbourhood.
They’ve all been summoned to discuss
things that have nothing to do with us:
the dangers posed
by sun dogs and high mountain snows,
and how to get the winds to slow;
the vexing questions
of air-space congestion
that dog their days –
that’s to say
what they are and what they will become.’
Page count: 80 | ISBN: 9781910139141 | Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Super Guppy: Poems for Children is a collection by Edward van de Vendel, illustrated by Fleur van de Weel, and translated from Dutch by David Colmer. Have you ever had a pet? Or have you ever stopped to look at all of the small things in your home that make up your life? From wet socks to being tucked into bed at night, and strongly featuring one inspiring guppy fish with real staying power – Super Guppy stays close to home, but it’s a home full of fun, jokes, and surprising adventure.
This is a funny, contemporary collection of children’s poems about home life, that will appeal to curious children who have questions about how the world, and everything in it, works! Edward van de Vendel’s poems confront the growing pains that every child has to face with good humour and the message that we can learn from our mistakes. Featuring fun illustrations by Fleur van der Weel, the book also comes with a number of writing prompts to get children working on their own poems.
Page count: 80 | ISBN: 9781910139653 | Publication date: 30th May 2019