Poetry for Children

Some Poems

Published Poems
My poems for children have appeared in over seventy anthologies, and have also been used in verse speaking competitions, in English language teaching guides, and on BBC Radio 5.

On Kindle or for download to a PC:
Going to the Olympics and other sports poems by Jill Townsend. Aimed mainly at young people aged 7-11.

Recent anthologies which include my poems:

 Switching On The Moon - a very first book of bedtime poems, eds Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, Walker Books 2010, ISBN 9781406306668.

Does Your Face Fit? ed Roger Stevens, A & C Black 2011, ISBN 9781408149508

The RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry ed Celia Warren, A & C Black 2011, ISBN 9781408131183.

Let's Celebrate - festival poems from around the world, eds Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D'Arcy, Francis Lincoln 2011, ISBN 9781847800879

Keep Going! ... and more: Stories, facts and poems for you. Educational Company of Ireland 2012, ISBN 9781845364748

A Time to Speak and A Time to Listen ed. Celia Warren, Schofield & Sims 2013, ISBN 9780721712055

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