Poetry for children inspired by space, Astro Poetica is "insightful, thought provoking and fun".


Discover the universe in this illustrated book of poetry for children by Dom Conlon. Illustrations by me.

Funny, tender poems reveal our place in the universe from the big bang to a black hole. Explore the planets and the furthest mysteries of outer space in a collection all children can enjoy and identify with.

Additional chapters teach how to read and write great poetry, encouraging all to gain valuable literacy skills and unlock creativity.

Each poem is lovingly illustrated in star-bright watercolours by Jools Wilson to make a book which will shine for all eternity.

And here's some lovely feedback from some very lovely people:

“Insightful, thought provoking and fun, full of tenderness and wisdom. I wanted to just read them all in one delicious bite.” -- Nicola Davies, English Association Picture Book award winner, 2014

“...funny tender poems for children. ...how what we look at - especially the sky, but also the sea, the sand and even puddles - opens up the world. The drawings by Jools Wilson are affectionate and playful.” -- George Szirtes, CLPE Winner 2013

“Poems for kids about SPACE, now that is a final frontier. Dom’s poems lightly and lovingly invite us to look to the heavens, so that we may see what is out there, to consider our place in the great whirling constellation of things, that to me is poetry.” -- John Siddique, Author of ‘Don't Wear It On Your Head’

“Ingenious, engaging and charming.” -- Jon Culshaw

"What's the point of having an imagination if doesn't take us out of this world? This lovely collection does just that." -- Tony Walsh, Author of 'I Can Draw My Alphabet'

"Some poems made me laugh, others made my heart contract a little. I love the links to family, and to love. I found myself wanting to pin some of them up on my wall." -- Zoe Toft, PlayByTheBook

‘A wonderfully domesticated take on astronomy, where big theories are approached with wonder and imagination. In Astro Poetica, Jupiter is a beach ball, comets are dust bunnies, and the world isn’t always round.’ -- Claire Trévien, Sabotage Reviews

“Dom Conlon’s witty, heart-warming poems and Jools Wilson’s delightful illustrations create a universe of enchantment.” -- James Knight, author

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