Big Poetry Read

May 13, 2016

'Stoke Reads' are excited to share this year's 'Big Poetry' read poem. We would like the whole City to recite the 'Read to Me' poem below on Friday 10th June (ideally at 11am). This is part of the City's campaign to instil a love of reading across the City. The event links to this year's 'Hot Air' literary festival and will be featured as part of the Sentinel's 'Big Read' campaign. Please get involved and let us know if you are planning any events you would like us to promote or share as a news story with the Sentinel by e-mailing


Read to Me

By Jane Yolen

Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes

Read to me stories of magical times

Read to me tales about castles and kings

Read to me stories of fabulous things

Read to me pirates and read to me knights

Read to me dragons and dragon-book fights

Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then

When you are finished- please read them again.


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