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Kids' Poetry Club

Kids’ Poetry Club is a whimsical world full of the joy of kids' poetry, and a place where kids can listen to each other reading their own poems. Every Monday, meet the Club characters in a 15-minute episode filled with rhymes and fun. Then, every other Thursday, listen to bonus episodes where kids read their own entries into our regular competitions. Whether you want to listen to or write poetry, come join in the fun at Kids' Poetry Club!

Episodes

  • Games Night Revisited

    Sep 20 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts are halfway through their road trip when they start working on a giant jigsaw puzzle with one thousand yellow pieces. It reminds them of the time when they held a Games Night at the Club, complete with unusual versions of standard board games. Those who are new to the Club may not know the story, and so Little Dazzy Donuts reminds everyone of what happened when he arrived at the Club that day.We love hearing from you! To send your poems and dr...more

  • Queenie's Players Revisited

    Sep 13 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts are buying tickets for an outdoor theater, and it reminds them of the time that Queenie and Chicken decided to put on a show. First, they needed to decide what their show would be about, who would be in it, and whether there was a suitable part for Little Dazzy Donuts.  Those who are new to the Club may not know the story, and so Little Dazzy Donuts reminds everyone of what happened when he arrived at the Club that day.We love hearing from you...more

  • Chicken's Dog Revisited

    Sep 06 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken pause their road trip to watch a sheepdog demonstration, and it reminds them of the time that Chicken entered her dog into a local competition to raise money for charities. If you're surprised to hear that Chicken has a dog, then so was Little Dazzy Donuts, until Chicken fetched the dog from her home. Those who are new to the Club may not know the story, and so Little Dazzy Donuts reminds everyone of what happened when Queenie and Chicken arrived at the Club t...more

  • Growing Veg. Revisited

    Aug 30 2021

    This week, Little Dazzy Donuts, Queenie, and Chicken are on a road trip visiting sustainable farms. While away, they chat about some of the fun times they've shared over the last 18 months, and laugh about when Queenie and Chicken started the garden behind the Club. Those who are new to the Club may not know the story, and so Little Dazzy Donuts reminds everyone of what happened when he arrived at the Club that day. We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' P...more

  • Outdoor Fun Finale!

    Aug 23 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts figure out how to announce the Winners of the Outdoor Fun competition when heavy rains threaten their awards ceremony. Along the way, they hear from 40 Finalist poets from around the world, and announce 13 poets and artists as Winners. Little Dazzy Donuts reads out the winning poems, all while Queenie shares the local news and weather. Hopefully, the rain will stop in time for their road trip that starts the next day!Check out the full competi...more

  • Summer Fair Fête

    Aug 16 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken organize a special Summer Fair Fête, and Little Dazzy Donuts ends up judging the vegetable and costume competitions. Who will have the most unusual carrot and the roundest potato ... and who will Queenie come dressed as? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poetry competition entries from Belgium, Qatar, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States written by: Aarohi, Asha, Freya, Harvey, Jackson, Jonah, Meera, Priyanka, Purab, and Victoria. Check out the f...more

  • The Charity Concert

    Aug 09 2021

    This week, Queenie is planning a big Charity Concert in the park, and the Chicken Jazz Quartet have agreed to be headliners. Despite writing her own song for the event, Queenie feels like something else is needed to provide a "wow moment". Could the answer be to reunite Chicken on stage with her former saxophone teacher, Seymour? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads poems about playing a tune, a duo, and getting the band back together.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems...more

  • The Lavender Festival

    Aug 02 2021

    This week, Queenie organizes a fun festival in the garden behind the Club so that her friends can make lavender wreaths. Meanwhile, Chicken builds a large lavender sculpture and Queenie prepares to perform her Symphony #1 for the Triangle. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poetry competition entries from Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States written by: Amaya, Ananya, Ira, Ivanka, Mckinleigh, Pickle, Riyansh, and Tanish. Check out the full  competition details on the website.Th...more

  • Things Are Looking Up

    Jul 26 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken and Little Dazzy Donuts are enjoying an afternoon of floating in the pool while sipping their fruity icy drinks. Plus, they have a new inflatable flamingo. While looking up at the sky, they learn all about clouds and about how birds learn to sing. They also listen to Little Dazzy Donuts reading poems about facing up to today, clouding my mind, and being together.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https:...more

  • Hedgehog's Skate School

    Jul 19 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are helping to launch Hedgehog's skate school, and find themselves with a class full of eager students. Somehow, they end up teaching the basics, and try to persuade Little Dazzy Donuts to demonstrate how to fall down safely!  Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poetry competition entries from India and the United States written by: Anna, Arlo, Eleanor, Phoebe, Sammy, Sanaskriti, Shreya, and Shubhangi. Check out the full  competition details on the websit...more

  • Up To Bat

    Jul 12 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken and Hedgehog are settling down by the wildflower garden with homemade lemonade and fresh strawberries all ready to watch the evening's flying show from their local bats. While they wait, they chat to their new friend, Little Carrot Donuts, and learn all about the wonder of bats. They also listen to Little Dazzy Donuts reading poems about a wildflower garden, watching bats, and what happens when the sun goes down.    We love hearing from you! To send your poems an...more

  • All Hands On Deck

    Jul 05 2021

    This week, Queenie and Shasta try out their Food Truck in the park for the first time, but things don't quite go to plan when most of the town turns up to enjoy a yummy treat. Fortunately, Little Dazzy Donuts is there to help. First, he just needs to learn the recipes for all of their shakes. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poetry competition entries from India, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States written by: Amogh, Kaylynn, Kuhu, Prisha, Sofia, and Yue Ting. Check out th...more

  • The Garden Limpets

    Jun 28 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are organizing a sports evening in the garden behind the Club with races like the Kale Fetch, the Radish Balance, and the Many-legged Obstacle Race. Will anyone beat Hedgehog's record for balancing a radish? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts is there to help, and also to read poems about kale delivery, a race to last place, and racing round and round.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://w...more

  • Learning The Moves

    Jun 21 2021

    This week, Queenie runs a big meeting to plan the launch of the new Food Truck and to decide who will be their Head of Marketing. It's an important and high-profile role that also involves learning a lot of moves. Surely someone other than Little Dazzy Donuts will volunteer! Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poetry competition entries from India and the United States written by: Aadrita, Aadhyaa, Abby, Alexis, Angela, and Susitna .Check out the full  competition details on the websit...more

  • The Beach Club

    Jun 14 2021

    This week, rain forces Queenie and Chicken to postpone their trip to the beach, and so they instead build a beach inside of the Club to show Hedgehog just how amazing it is to visit the seaside. All they need is sand, a sea, and a picnic. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts is there to help, and also to read poems about bad weather at the beach, a beach riddle, and our last visit to the beach.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to http...more

  • Science Experiments

    Jun 07 2021

    This week, things are looking up as Queenie and Shasta are experimenting to find the perfect milkshakes to sell from their food truck. Fortunately, they have Little Dazzy Donuts as their taste tester. The big question is ... will anyone be brave enough to try their black-colored milkshake? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poetry competition entries from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, written by: Aditeya, Alice, Eldad, Grace, Hannah, and Lara.Check out the full  competi...more

  • The Food Truck

    May 31 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken and Shasta rescue an old food truck and prepare to restore it to its former glory. First, they have to decide what sort of food to serve and what color to paint the truck, both of which prove more challenging than expected. Fortunately, Little Dazzy Donuts is there to help, and also to read poems about a new recipe, choosing a paint color, and painting a ceiling.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https:...more

  • Mystery of the Missing Veggies

    May 24 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are resting in lawn chairs, out of the hot midday sun, and enjoying some reading. Unable to find the right book to read, Queenie decides to write her own - if only she can think of a mystery to write about. Wouldn't it be great if a mystery simply turned up? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads poems about things looking up, a mystery, and doing things by the book.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, jus...more

  • Friends & Family Finale!

    May 17 2021

    This week, the Club hosts the awards ceremony for the Friends & Family competition, where 43 poets from around the world are celebrated as Finalists, and 11 poets and artists are announced as Winners. We hear from all of the poetry Finalists, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads out the winning poems, all while Queenie manages the chaos backstage. Will the dancing sheep ever make it on to the stage?The episode includes snippets of the Finalists’ poems. You can read their full poems on the website. ...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Stagehands

    May 13 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken build a new stage for next week's awards ceremony, and include a special "wow" factor of a trap door. The big question is ... will anyone be brave enough to test it out? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from Canada, Japan, and the United States, written by: Amritha, Aakarsha, Cameron, Ellie, Finley, Jillian, Lucy, and Theo. Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next normal episode with Little ...more

  • Butterfly Buffet

    May 10 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are doing science experiments on pH and on PB, as well as learning all about the wonders of butterflies, their lifecycle, and what flowers to plant so that butterflies have plenty of yummy food for Spring and Summer. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads poems about my kind of jam, showing your true colors, and picturing somebody always being with you.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www...more

  • Banner Moment

    May 03 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are busy thinking of creative ways to wish Happy Birthday to Judy at the Rising Bun Bakery. Having ruled out plans to use planes and birds, they hit upon the winning idea. All they need is a tractor and a skateboarding hedgehog. While they bring their plan to life, Little Dazzy Donuts reads poems about blocked ideas, secret ingredients, and being unique.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www....more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - TV Time

    Apr 29 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Little Dazzy Donuts opens a package of poetry from Postie Dale while Queenie prepares to be interviewed live on the local TV news.  Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from India, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, written by: Ananya, Esme, Gabby, Ira, Kabir, Lile, and Summer.Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more, check ou...more

  • Hints & Tips

    Apr 26 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are busy answering their own questions about gardening when they're invited to answer listener gardening questions on the Tom and Art Drive-Time Radio Show.  Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads a new riddle poem, as well as poems about being an ex-expert and taking an exam only to find your mind all blank.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www.kidspoetryclub.com/joinin. Who knows, p...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Poetic Language

    Apr 22 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie learns about the joys of listening to how poems are read in different languages, and also learns about where those languages are spoken.  She is helped by five winners from the Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition run by Scotland's National Centre for Languages: Abbie, Chancelvie, Lewis, Rona, and Zayne, who read their poems in Gaelic, French, Spanish, German, and Hausa.   To see all of the winners from the Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition, ...more

  • Pancake Breakfast

    Apr 19 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Hedgehog arrange a "Spring Is Here Breakfast Bonanza", including an extensive menu and entertainment from a local choir. With Queenie on quality control, will any breakfast items survive until others arrive? Along the way, they learn all about the dawn chorus, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about Spring being sprung, breakfast time, and a bird choir.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Ribbon Cutting

    Apr 15 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as the day arrives for the opening ceremony for the skatepark, complete with music, dancing, a speech from the mayor, and a flying hedgehog. Of course, a few things are bound to not quite go to plan, especially if the town doesn’t actually have a mayor. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, written by: Lily, Neevh, Poppy, Sanaskriti and Zoe.Check out the full  competition details on the website.The nex...more

  • Nocturnal Rambles

    Apr 12 2021

    This week, Hedgehog offers to take everyone on a nighttime ramble to show them around the town at night. Of course, it's also an excuse for a yummy picnic, as well as a chance to learn about the phases of the moon. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about feeling someone with you on a walk, being helped safely back home, and the moon.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www.kidspoetryclub.com/joinin. W...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - A Concrete Idea

    Apr 08 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as building work starts on the hedgehog-shaped skatepark, once Queenie has figured out the difference between making a cake and making concrete. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from Namibia, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with five poets reading their own poems: Annie, Jeyan, Leander, Mila, and Shubhangi.Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Mo...more

  • Planting History

    Apr 05 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are planting trees in their garden. They talk about the many benefits of trees, as well as how their trees will be enjoyed by generations to come. They conclude that, in many ways, they are planting a piece of history. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about the job of a tree, how tree planters are optimists, and deciding where to lay down your roots.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Worm Power

    Apr 01 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken celebrate the start of April by playing a fun prank on Little Dazzy Donuts and then plan for the fun of Poetry Month.  Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from India, Pakistan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with six poets reading their own poems: Anneshwar, Ella, Gwen, Kuhu, Onelani, and Shaheer. Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releas...more

  • Illustration Corner

    Mar 29 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are looking for ways to fund the construction of the new skatepark. After ruling out a few options, they hit upon the winning idea of an art auction. If only they can find someone who wants to buy their art. Perhaps Tom and Art at the Drive-Time Show can help. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about food on the brain, creating a work of art, and life's not a pancake.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids'...more

  • Unearthing The Past

    Mar 22 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are learning about the history of their garden based on what they find using a metal detector and a spade. They discover a lot of interesting items, and one that deserves even more investigation using a gardening book. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about walking in the footsteps of others, finding items with a metal detector, and making a museum from all your own belongings.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kid...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Permit Permitting

    Mar 18 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie tries hard to remember a joke, and also receives an official envelope with the results of her planning application to build a skatepark.  However, the approval may not be quite what she was expecting. Along the way, Queenie and Little Dazzy Donuts listen to poems from India, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States, with eights poets reading their own poems: Abby, Aditeya, Alice, Aman, Amogh, Ella, Mona and Shay. Check out the full  competition...more

  • Hedgehog's Return

    Mar 15 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken plan a special "welcome back" for their friend, Hedgehog, who is returning from hibernation. They put out food and water, hang twinkly lights in the garden, and prepare to show Hedgehog photographs of everything that has happened over Winter.  Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about missing friends, what it's like without a friend, and how friends add light into our lives.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings...more

  • The Ant Dance

    Mar 08 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are tidying the garden ready for Spring and Hedgehog's return from hibernation. They're weeding, planting seeds, and tidying away branches that fell during windstorms. After discovering ants, they decide to learn all about them and how they help a gardener. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about the return of Spring, dancing with ants, and a bee in the kitchen.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids'...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Spring Cleaning

    Mar 04 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken turn an ant hunt into a Spring cleaning, and tidy up all the odds and ends that have collected around the Club. They even have a good idea for making use of the skateboard they find. Along the way, they listen to poems from India, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States, with six poets reading their own poems: Akriti, Chanelie, Didriksha, Rebecca, Susanna, and Umme.Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next no...more

  • Queenie & Chicken's Drive-Time

    Mar 01 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken discover that the day's snowstorm has prevented everyone from getting into the local radio station, and so leap into action to save the Drive-Time Show. However, it turns out to all be a little more challenging than they originally thought. Can they still pull off the show complete with local news, weather, and traffic? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about bouncing back from illness, someone's least favorite jam, and being snowed und...more

  • Headline News

    Feb 22 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are writing an article for the Weekly Bugle newspaper all about the moles who visit their garden. The article is packed with interesting information and includes a wonderful illustration of a mole, but is missing quotes from moles. Perhaps the moles have an unexpected way of somehow communicating with them. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about making mountains out of molehills, someone who loves digging, and newspapers.   We love hearing from ...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Friendship Trees

    Feb 18 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken help to decide on the topic for the new competition with a lot of help from poems sent into the Club, as well as by making snow characters and building a Friendship Tree. Along the way, they listen to poems from the United Kingdom and the United States, with four poets reading their own poems: Ivy, Janie, Mackenzie, and Sofia.Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as u...more

  • Phone-A-Friend

    Feb 15 2021

    This week, Queenie is concerned about people who don't have anyone to call or chat to, and so sets up a Phone-A-Friend service. To spread the good news, she announces it on the Tom & Art Drive-Time Show, where she takes part in their special competition. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a friend's return, being a call away, and being friends until the end.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to h...more

  • Hopes & Dreams Finale!

    Feb 08 2021

    This week, the Club hosts the awards ceremony for the current competition on the topic of Hopes & Dreams, where 35 poets from around the world are celebrated as Finalists, and nine poets and artists are announced as competition Winners. We hear from all of the Finalists, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads out the winning poems between courses in Queenie's awards banquet.The episode includes snippets of the Finalists’ poems. You can read their full poems on the website. You can also see the F...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Banquet Planners

    Feb 04 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie runs the planning meeting to prepare everyone for Monday's awards ceremony. The ideas are flowing, and there's a winning idea in there somewhere. But, will there be anyone at the ceremony to enjoy it? Along the way, they listen to poems from Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, and the United States, with seven poets reading their entries into the current competition: Abigail, Ava, Emma, Isabelle, Líle, Miles, and Siyana.Check o...more

  • Snowdrops & Snow Drips

    Feb 01 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are seeking inspiration for their Winter artwork. With help from local artist, Bill Ding, they brave the weather to take a few photos, and return back to the warmth to select two as the basis for their paintings. Along the way, they learn about painting Winter scenes and also about Winter flowers, like snowdrops. Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems on bunches, self-raising flowers, and snowdrops.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Ki...more

  • Frosty Frolics

    Jan 25 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are braving the coldest day of the year to harvest Winter veggies for the food bank using their handy cold frames, but they're worried that all of the birds are being left hungry because of ice and snow. They therefore make some yummy bird food to hang in trees while Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems on being knocked out cold, running like the wind, and bearing in mind.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Dreaming Together

    Jan 21 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as everyone at the Club ponders what birds dream about, before sharing what they each hope for the future.  Of course, there's no time like the present, and so they rearrange the Club to help Shasta towards achieving her dream of running a dance studio.  Along the way, they listen to poems from the United Kingdom and the United States, with five poets reading their entries into the current competition: Casia, Clarissa, Elizabeth, Mary, and Tiera.Check out the ...more

  • Night Detectives

    Jan 18 2021

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts turn into night detectives to find out what's making the noise that Chicken hears each evening. They're helped by a book on nocturnal animals and night binoculars as they explore badgers, foxes, and owls. While they wait for the noise to happen again, Little Dazzy Donuts helps to pass the time by reading two poems on calling out for someone and owls, and they also solve a two-word riddle poem.   We love hearing from you! To send your...more

  • Fun On The Slopes

    Jan 11 2021

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are encouraged by Sammy Showers' weather forecast for heavy snow, and rise early for a day of sledding. The sleds are ready, and their clothes too, but when will the snow arrive? While they wait, they learn about where snow and hail comes from, and Little Dazzy Donuts helps to pass the time by reading three poems on waiting for snow, a fresh snowfall, and the fun of sledding.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Cl...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Space Flight

    Jan 07 2021

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken get excited about space after seeing entries for the current competition. They prepare themselves for space travel with the help of the local park, some dried fruits, a ski outfit, and a bee costume, and invite Little Dazzy Donuts to watch out of the window. Along the way, they listen to poems from India and the United States, with five poets reading their entries into the current competition: Amogh, Ayushman, Sanaskriti, Trishna, and Umme.Ch...more

  • Bread Maker Ronnie's 80th

    Jan 04 2021

    This week, Queenie discovers that Bread Maker Ronnie is celebrating his 80th birthday, and she wants to make his special day something to remember. After checking with Judy at the Rising Bun Bakery, she hatches a plan to work with Chicken on two surprise gifts - one of which will be much more surprising than the other! Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems on celebrating an 80th birthday, on a Winter birthday, and on how age is a sum of the parts.   We love hearing from you! To se...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - New Year's Eve

    Dec 31 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Little Dazzy Donuts, Queenie, Chicken, and Shasta hold their New Year's Eve celebration in the garden behind the Club. There's dancing, hot chocolate, sheep jokes, and a non-fireworks display, all leading up to their countdown to 2021.  Along the way, they listen to poems entered into the current competition from India, Ireland, and the United States, written by Jeyan, Lucia, Neassa, Sahana, and Shreya. Check out the full  competition details on the we...more

  • Celebrations

    Dec 28 2020

    As the end of the year approaches, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts sit around the Noodling Table to celebrate the fun they shared during 2020, and are helped by Queenie's diary. They enjoy an unusual celebration cake, revisit pages from the diary, and pledge to look after the diary as it stores their precious memories. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems on diaries, at the end of the year, and a new year.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings...more

  • The Special Show

    Dec 21 2020

    The time has finally arrived for Queenie’s Special Show to entertain everyone on the local radio station. It includes songs, poems, jokes, and tap-dancing sheep. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads a story poem about how two friends help everyone through the darkness of Winter, and a poem about the importance of relatives this time of year. Queenie also says a cheery "hello" to friends of the Club who live around the World.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawin...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Pre-Show Jitters

    Dec 17 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Little Dazzy Donuts figure out the script for next Monday's Special Show. Queenie has a pile of ideas, but none of them seems the right one. If only she had an acting cat, or had actors who knew how to act invisible. That said, the perfect idea emerges and, with Chicken's help, all will be great on the night. Along the way, they play poems from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with five poets reading their entries into the ...more

  • The Audition

    Dec 14 2020

    This week, Queenie is holding auditions to cast actors for the upcoming Special Show that she is writing and directing. After first warming everyone up with some exercises, she then learns a lot about the actors available to her, and why she may need a Plan B ... and then a Plan C.  Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about someone whose heart is set on being in the theater, an understudy, and someone who is typecast for an unexpected role.    We love hearing from you! To send y...more

  • Feeling Inspired

    Dec 07 2020

    This week, Little Dazzy Donuts and Queenie discuss what inspires them, and it prompts Queenie to explore how her poetry is inspired by Chicken's jazz music. With the help of Lady Day at the radio station, Queenie writes and performs her own jazz poetry, accompanied by the famous Chicken Jazz Quartet. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads out two poems on being inspired and on what I'll be when I grow up.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poe...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Let's Decorate

    Dec 03 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts decorate the Club as part of the Hopes and Dreams competition. They're working on a Rainbow Land, a chalkboard wall, and a Muriel! Along the way, they play poems from India, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with seven poets reading their entries into the current competition: Chanelie, Ananya, Asmita, Dhani, Maya, Salawe, and Prisha. Check out the full  competition details on the website.The next...more

  • Stargazers

    Nov 30 2020

    This week, Little Dazzy Donuts joins Queenie and Chicken as they look at the night sky. They're watching for stars, planets, constellations, and satellites too. If they spot one specific satellite, they have a special message all ready for it. Along the way, they learn about stars, why they twinkle, and how far they are from Earth, all while Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about where the sun goes at night, how to touch the sky, and a twinkling star.   We love hearing from you! To sen...more

  • Mini Golf

    Nov 23 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken take advantage of rainstorms to explore options for indoor fun, and opt to make a mini golf course inside of the Club, complete with tees, sand bunkers, holes, and home-made obstacles. They're joined by Shasta, and so there's a discussion about whether to play by sheep rules, chicken rules, or just make up their own.  Little Dazzy Donuts joins them, and reads three poems about a hole in one, the fun of taking part, and many different types of exercise.   ...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - The Strange Dream

    Nov 19 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts decide on the topic for the Winter poetry and art competition. They're helped by analyzing Queenie's strange hedgehog dream, complete with a castle, paw prints in the snow, and a ray of light. Along the way, they listen to three amazing poems from the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which are read by Amogh, Dara, and Freddie.Check out the full Winter competition details on the w...more

  • Feathered Friends

    Nov 16 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are bird watching from the deck of Chicken's home. They're watching the different ways that birds eat, and also learning about migration. To help, they use their own special ways of attracting geese into the garden, and also of directing migrating birds to fly in the right direction.  Little Dazzy Donuts joins them, and reads three poems about feathered friends, using binoculars, and joining birds by migrating for Winter.   We love hearing from you! To se...more

  • Gratitude Finale!

    Nov 09 2020

    This week, the Club hosts the awards ceremony for the Autumn/Fall 2020 competition on the topic of Gratitude where nearly thirty poets from around the world are celebrated as Finalists, and nine poets and artists are announced as competition Winners. We hear from all of the Finalists, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads out the winning poems with help from Queenie, the Chicken Jazz Quartet, dancing sheep, and a world sheep exclusive.The episode includes snippets of the Finalists’ poems. You can read t...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - The Dress Rehearsal

    Nov 05 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie runs the dress rehearsal to prepare everyone for the awards ceremony happening next week. Her main focus is on designing an amazing opening number, which sees the sheep dipping into their well-hidden talents as dancers. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with five poets reading their entries into the Autumn/Fall competition on the topic of Gratitude: Agasthya, Kanan, Liliana, Menucha, and...more

  • A Blustery Day

    Nov 02 2020

    This week, everyone is battling a strong wind, none more so than Queenie and Chicken when attempting to fly a kite. Along the way, they learn about wind from local weather forecaster, Sammy Showers, and also learn about how spiders spin their webs. Sammy also decides to name the windstorm after Queenie. To take their minds off of Windstorm Queenie, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a windy day, a hurricane, and layering clothes.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawin...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - The Fundraiser

    Oct 29 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie, Chicken, and Shasta organize a 24-hour fundraiser to raise money for the local food bank. There's non-stop poetry reading, jazz, and sheep balancing ... and the final hour is broadcast live on the local radio station. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with four poets reading their entries into the Autumn/Fall competition on the topic of Gratitude: Achyut, Atira, Millie, and Olive...more

  • The Pajama Party

    Oct 26 2020

    This week, Queenie organizes a pajama party for Hedgehog complete with charades, a buffet, and gifts. It's a wonderful send-off as Hedgehog prepares to hibernate in the special Hibernation Station at the bottom of the garden. Along the way, everyone learns about why and how animals hibernate, and how to protect hedgehogs, while Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a slumber party, saying goodbye, and what's just around the corner.    We love hearing from you! To send your poems ...more

  • Games Night

    Oct 19 2020

    This week, gardening is put on hold due to rain, and so Queenie, Chicken, and Shasta design some board games to help pass the time, and Little Dazzy Donuts learns about some of the challenges of playing games designed for chickens and sheep. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about saving for a rainy day, a challenging jigsaw puzzle, and an Autumn riddle.   We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www.kidspoetrycl...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - The Non-Pumpkin Patch

    Oct 15 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Little Dazzy Donuts visits Queenie and Chicken's non-pumpkin patch, which offers all of the fun of a pumpkin patch but without any actual pumpkins. They enjoy carving, a corn maze, and a demonstration of sheep trials. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with six poets reading their entries into the Autumn/Fall competition on the topic of Gratitude: Ananya, Archita, Asmita, Ayesha, Clarissa, a...more

  • The Rising Bun

    Oct 12 2020

    This week, Little Dazzy Donuts brings pastries into the Club to share while everyone reads the local newspaper, The Weekly Bugle. The big news story is on Page 6, and it prompts Queenie to write a short piece for the paper on why she's grateful for her favorite bakery. To prepare, she chats with Judy and Bread-maker Ronnie from the bakery, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about different types of food, bread, and it being "news to me".   We love hearing from you! To send ...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - The Music Lesson

    Oct 08 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Chicken gives Queenie her first trumpet lesson. It involves a lot of towels and a few donuts too. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from India and the United Kingdom, with four poets reading their entries into the Autumn/Fall competition on the topic of Gratitude: Neha, Prachi, Shreyashi, and Subha. Check out the full Autumn/Fall competition details on the website.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To fin...more

  • The "Thank You" Concert

    Oct 05 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are planning a special "thank you" concert in the garden to thank everyone who helped them during the Summer. However, a member of the famous Chicken Jazz Quartet is taken ill. Perhaps the timing is right for Queenie to step up with her skills on the triangle, aided by the expert advice of Lady Day, from the Jazz Brunch Show on the local radio. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about an unexpected music lesson, joining a band, and a mus...more

  • The Fishing Trip

    Sep 28 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are fishing on the riverbank using quite unusual bait that seems guaranteed to make the fish smile. They pass the time finding non-answers to burning questions, as well as by enjoying their thermos of tea. Plus, Queenie has packed a hamper of yummy goodies, leveraging her grandma's recipes. As they all enjoy the scenery, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about the one that got away, a fish band, and something you can take to the bank.The episode comes with...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Carrot Cake

    Sep 24 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken use their spare carrots to make carrot cakes to thank their friends for all they do to help them. That said, they actually don't know how to make carrot cakes. Still, that won't stop them from using their great carrots, with a little help from Chef Katie Currant. Along the way. Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from China, India, and the United States, with four poets reading their entries into the Autumn/Fall competition on the topic...more

  • Queenie's Players

    Sep 21 2020

    This episode is dedicated to the wonderful people who work in theaters around the world, and who have been impacted by the COVID pandemic. We miss you and the joy you bring into our lives, and can’t wait for your return!  In the episode, Queenie and Chicken hear the news that the local theater's December show is being cancelled, and so decide to put on their own show instead. They think through possible actors, and start work on the plot, before realizing that they had forgotten the most im...more

  • Pond Squad

    Sep 14 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken build a pond next to their wildflower garden, and learn from Hedgehog about how to make sure that a pond or pool is safe for creatures. To spread the word to others, they engage the help of local DJs, Tom and Art, and then make their services available to help install ramps for hedgehogs. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a modest fish, pond world, and a peaceful pond.The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - The Photo Shoot

    Sep 10 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie takes photographs of the sheep following their amazing idea for a way to market the Autumn/Fall competition. Queenie has all of the essentials to help her: a tripod, a backdrop, and a wind machine. She also has Little Dazzy Donuts there to keep the sheep calm by playing poems from England, India, Nigeria, and the United States, with four poets reading their entries into the Autumn/Fall competition on the topic of Gratitude: Aditeya, Amogh, Akubueze, and ...more

  • The Farm Stand

    Sep 07 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken open a farm stand where people can take the veggies they need, night or day. They're helped by local artist, Bill Ding, who makes them a nice sign for the stand, and by Little Dazzy Donuts, who helps with the wheelbarrow. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about our salad days, being in a pickle, and the joys of a squeaky wheelbarrow.The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and ...more

  • Radio Stars

    Aug 31 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are interviewed by local radio DJs, Tom and Art, for their drive-time show, and talk all about the current competition and their vegetable garden. They also get a guided tour of the radio station, and come back with a special gift for Little Dazzy Donuts. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about fifteen seconds of fame, an answer machine, and a radio.The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illust...more

  • The Treasure Hunt

    Aug 24 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken plan a treasure hunt to brighten Sammy Showers' birthday, using walkie-talkies to give clues and stay in touch. Hopefully, Sammy finds his birthday treasure and special cupcake. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about blowing out birthday candles, a birthday party for one, and the fun of using a walkie-talkie. 10-4. Roger. Over!The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activ...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Hedgehog's Note

    Aug 20 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Little Dazzy Donuts, Queenie and Chicken wrap up the Summer competition, and decide on the topic for the Autumn/Fall competition. They are helped along the way by a lovely note from Hedgehog, and by four poets reading out their own poems: Cali and Amilah from the U.K., Amogh from the United States, and Bavneet from Malaysia. The whole experience leads them to decide on a wonderful new topic for the competition, and make the official announcement.Check out the fu...more

  • The Cooking Class

    Aug 17 2020

    This week, Queenie invites her friends around to the Club for a cooking class to make a dinner and dessert. Surely nothing can go wrong when everyone is making one of two meals that sound similar? Fortunately, Queenie may just save the day by inventing a new fusion cuisine. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about somebody's cooking specialty, eating family-style, and doing Spring cleaning.The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing...more

  • Home Finale!

    Aug 10 2020

    This week, the Club hosts the awards ceremony for the Summer 2020 competition, where over thirty poets from around the world are celebrated as Finalists, and eight poets and artists are announced as competition Winners. We hear from all of the Finalists, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads out the winning poems with help from Donna Worry, Sammy Showers, Bill Ding, and Chef Katie Currant. Along the way, the Chicken Quartet impress with their smooth jazz sounds, and Queenie ensures that everything stays...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Home Stretch

    Aug 06 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken prepare the Club for the awards ceremony by putting out the chairs, red carpet, and sheep assembly area before they all head off for ice cream. While they work, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from Ireland, India, England, Wales, and the United States, with five poets reading their entries into the Summer competition on the topic of Home: Betsy, Alice, Keelin, Ashritha, and Veruschka. Check out the full Summer competition details on the websi...more

  • Chicken's Dog

    Aug 03 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken enter Chicken's dog into a fun competition to raise money for dog rescue. Her dog wasn't quite what the competition organizers were expecting, but seems perfect for one of the categories and looks a hot favorite to win! Unless, of course, something... or someone... gets in the way. While Queenie and Chicken prepare for the competition, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a nibbling dog, a couple with too many dogs, and a really unusual dog show.Th...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Home Delivery

    Jul 30 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken assemble boxes of furniture to make Chicken's new wardrobe and desk. Queenie struggles a little with the instructions, and so the furniture may end up looking unusual, to say the least. While Queenie and Chicken battle to put "wood A" into "hole C", Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from England, India, Australia, and the United States, with six poets reading their entries into the Summer competition on the topic of Hom...more

  • The Wedding Invitation

    Jul 27 2020

    This week, Queenie is invited to a friend's wedding, and seeks Donna Worry's help in deciding who to ask to be her Plus One. Somehow, she also ends up agreeing to make the wedding cake using a recipe from Chef Katie Currant. As usual, nothing quite works out as planned. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about breaking the news, being a Plus One, and having a ring on your finger.The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems...more

  • Garden Camping

    Jul 20 2020

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts are camping out in the garden behind the Club. They pitch their tents, cook an unusual soup on the camp fire, and enjoy hot chocolate in their sleeping bags. Before they fall asleep, a surprise visitor pops around to say hello. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about two tents, cooking on a camp fire, and being surprised by an animal in your tent. The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com cont...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Homemade Jam

    Jul 16 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken return from their walk with raspberries, and decide to make jam with a little help from Chef Katie Currant. Let’s hope that Queenie writes down the recipe correctly. While the jam is on the stove, Little Dazzy Donuts plays poems from England, India, South Korea, and the United States, with five poets reading their entries into the Summer competition on the topic of Home: Cesca, Naomi, Dharshwana, Sanoja, and Ananya.Check out the full Summer c...more

  • Hiking

    Jul 13 2020

    This week, Queenie, Chicken, and Little Dazzy Donuts are hiking on their day out. It provides an opportunity for checking out the flowers, painting watercolors of the view, and enjoying a yummy picnic. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a picnic that's stolen by animals, taking a hike, and discovering that you're lost. Hopefully, Queenie's trusty map will help them to find their car at the end of the day!The episode comes with a free PodPack to download fro...more

  • Day Trip

    Jul 06 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken discover who is eating the hedgehog's food, and then plan a day trip. Queenie makes some interesting sandwiches for their packed lunch, and ponders whether to head to the castle or to the lake. However, will the awful traffic force an early end to their day out? Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems about a day trip, traffic, and wondering if we're there yet.The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containin...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Home Tour

    Jul 02 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken provide people with a virtual tour of their garden as part of the local home and garden tours. They showcase their vegetables, irrigation system, pest control, compost, and fruit trees. While they do, Little Dazzy Donuts plays recordings of six poets reading their entries into the Summer competition on the topic of Home: Sofia, Amelia, Chloe, Azura, Poppy, and Aaniyah.Check out the full Summer competition details on the website.The next norma...more

  • Hedgehog Cake

    Jun 29 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken discover that a hedgehog is visiting the garden at night. They make the garden "hedgehog-friendly" before Queenie learns the difference between a hedgehog cake and a cake for a hedgehog. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts reads three poems on baking and cooking, as well as one from a reader on the gardener's best friend. When evening comes, all three stay up in the hope of seeing the hedgehog!The episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kid...more

  • The Beach

    Jun 22 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are at the beach. They're building sand castles, checking out rock pools, eating ice cream, and wading in the sea. Along the way, Little Dazzy Donuts shares some best practices for enjoying the beach, and reads three beach poems on Crabby the crab, a day at the seaside for mice, and getting sand in your sandals. All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illu...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Home Warming

    Jun 18 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Little Dazzy Donuts plan a home warming party for Chicken as she moves into the home they built behind the Club. While Little Dazzy Donuts occupies Chicken with some poems, Queenie is getting everything ready for the party, including keeping the sheep away from the lettuces!  Along the way, we hear five poets reading their entries into the Summer competition on the topic of Home: Amber, Ayush, Alfie, Natasha, and Maisie.Check out the full Summer comp...more

  • Together

    Jun 15 2020

    After several months without seeing her friends, Queenie decides the time is right to invite a few of them around for an outside soiree and to chat about how they can work together to build a fairer world for all. Along the way, she calls Sammy Showers, and hears handy baking tips from Chef Katie Currant. There are also three poems on the topic of being together. Everything is planned and ready... but will anybody turn up? Check out kidspoetryclub.com for poems from the episodes, illustrations, ...more

  • Allergy Season

    Jun 08 2020

    This week, Queenie is battling her allergies while she and Chicken install solar panels on Chicken’s new home and also plant a hedge around the garden. She is also able to use some of Little Dazzy Donuts’ old clothes to dress the scarecrow. Along the way, we hear poems about somebody’s mighty sneezes, allergy analogies, and an unexpected allergy.All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illust...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Homebuilders

    Jun 04 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode as Queenie and Chicken build a home in the garden behind the Club. With Chicken driving a truck and operating the crane, and Queenie in charge of the hammer and drill, there's no doubting that nothing is really safe, especially the lettuces they have planted out there. Fortunately, five poets are on hand to read their entries into the Summer competition on the topic of Home: Willow, Ava, Clarissa, Jack, and Charlee. Check out the full Summer competition detail...more

  • Bear or Bare?

    Jun 01 2020

    This week, we have fun with homophones and acrostic poems. Queenie and Chicken are playing a game of "Bear or Bare?" Rhyming Rita helps out with a riddle poem, and there are acrostic poems read out by three poets (Abby, Grace, and Sarah). Along the way, we also hear poems about the letter X, punctuation, and bare bears! All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in t...more

  • Drawing Class

    May 25 2020

    This week, Queenie and Chicken are taking a drawing class from Bill Ding to learn how to draw people in readiness for creating their entries for the Summer poetry and art competition. Somehow, Little Dazzy Donuts ends up on a bucket, and Queenie "suffers for her art". Along the way, we hear poems about making a stand, getting your posture right, and the surprise of finding that you have four arms. All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poem...more

  • Bonus: Judge Chicken

    May 21 2020

    Join us for this bonus episode, complete with legal drama, as the Summer competition topic is decided in Judge Chicken’s court. Lawyer Queenie seems prepared, but much may depend on whether she has her legal briefs on the right way around. Fortunately, she can call five poet witnesses to support her case, all reading their own poems: Grace, Naomi, Julia, Eva, and Ben. What will the Honorable Judge Chicken decide?Check out the full Summer competition details on the website.The next normal episode...more

  • Growing Veg.

    May 18 2020

    This week's topic is Growing Veg. As Queenie and Chicken prepare to plant “a few seeds” in the garden behind the Club, we hear poems about planting the wrong seeds, the fun of eating lots of different vegetables, and what could happen if you don’t eat your vegetables. Plus there’s a listener poem. Be prepared for mud, tractors, and a mug of tea! All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of i...more

  • Spring Finale!

    May 11 2020

    This week, the Club hosts the awards ceremony for the Spring 2020 competition, where twenty poets from around the world are celebrated as Finalists, and five poets and six artists are announced as competition Winners. We hear from all of the Finalists, and Little Dazzy Donuts reads out the winning poems. All of that happens despite Queenie struggling with the wrong half of an orchestra and a bubble machine. The episode includes snippets of the twenty Finalists’ poems. You can read their full poe...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Spring Part 3

    May 07 2020

    In this final special bonus episode focused on listener poems about Spring, Little Dazzy Donuts is woken up at 2am by Queenie and Chicken to hear nine poems from Wales, India, England, Canada, Nigeria, and the United States. The featured poets are: Joseph, Amy, Huda, Colleen, Abbie, Cali, Akubueze, Melissa, and Aryan. All of that happens despite Queenie's sugar rush from eating two entire cakes.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more,...more

  • Word Fun

    May 04 2020

    This week's topic is Word Fun, with poems about how to stop words going into one ear and out of the other, what it's like to forget what you wanted to say, and being in a conversation with somebody who speaks a different language. Along the way, Queenie and Chicken play a game of replacing words, and also a game of limericks. Plus, Little Dazzy Donuts and Queenie  start preparations for next week's announcement of the winners from the Spring competition. All episodes come with a f...more

  • Choices

    Apr 27 2020

    This week's topic is choices, with poems about making a lot of decisions, choosing where to go with a friend, and changing the world one choice at a time. Queenie has a tough choice to make between a hike, helping Postie Dale, and going to the last day of the art exhibit. Donna Worry helps her to think through the options, and make a decision. All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of ill...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Spring Part 2

    Apr 23 2020

    In this second special bonus episode focused on listener poems about Spring, Little Dazzy Donuts is outside of the Club selecting six of the early entries. We hear from Noah, Jack, Josephine, Caitlin, Joseph, and Jessica. All of that happens while Queenie orchestrates the biggest ever "wowzapalooza" surprise inside of the Club.The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more, check out kidspoetryclub.com.    We love hearing from you! To s...more

  • Art

    Apr 20 2020

    This week, you’ll hear poems about an important art gallery in your home, being inspired by a painting in an art museum, and a painting that's about something really different from what people think it's about. Plus, Queenie receives help from a local artist as she decides what to draw for the Spring competition.     All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in the ...more

  • Bonus Kids' Poems - Spring Part 1

    Apr 16 2020

    In this bonus episode, Little Dazzy Donuts, Queenie, and Chicken select five of the early entries for the Spring competition so that they can hear from the poets who wrote them: David, Zion, Dylan, Emily, and Frida. They found so many great poems that there will be a second bonus episode in a week's time! It’s so great to hear kids reading their own poems. The next normal episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more, check out kidspoetryclub.com.    We lo...more

  • Being Yourself

    Apr 13 2020

    This week's theme is Being Yourself, with poems about "The Amazing and Wonderful Me," being "One of a Kind," and how the world is full of people called "Me". Queenie is fresh from a hike and wearing her chicken raincoat when she pops into the Club to discuss her experiences of being herself with Donna Worry. Plus, Sammy Showers calls into the Club, and we learn why he is so dangerous when out in public.    All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from ...more

  • Bonus Short: The Dream Team

    Apr 09 2020

    In this bonus short episode, Queenie tells a story about one of the Kids’ Poetry Club poems. The bonus is packed with silliness, and includes guest appearances from Postie Dale, Sammy Showers, Rhyming Rita, and Chicken! As you’ll hear, Queenie and Chicken worked really hard on the story. They’re true professionals!  The next normal 15-minute episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more, check out kidspoetryclub.com.    We love hearing from you! To send your po...more

  • Surprises

    Apr 06 2020

    This week's theme is Surprises, with poems about a breakfast surprise, a surprise party, and a surprise gift that may never be opened. Plus, Queenie plans a surprise for when Little Dazzy Donuts arrives at the Club, there's a cake with a very unusual frosting, Rhyming Rita calls into the Club with a new riddle, and there's finally a sighting of Chicken.     All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as ...more

  • Worries

    Mar 30 2020

    This week, Queenie finds herself worrying a lot and losing sleep. She therefore pops into the Club to hear three poems about worry as well as helpful friendly advice on managing her worries from Little Dazzy Donuts, Sammy Showers, and local worry expert, Donna Worry.     The episode comes with a free PodPack of support activities to help you manage your own worries. Just download it from kidspoetryclub.com.    We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club,...more

  • The Weather

    Mar 23 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is the weather, with poems about a frog in fog, about lots of different types of weather on one day, and about a day made for ducks. Plus, Queenie pops in while she waits for the rain to stop, and we hear from local meteorologist Sammy Showers.     All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations an...more

  • Bonus Short: Queenie's Announcement

    Mar 19 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! In this bonus short episode, Queenie and Postie Dale pop in to announce the April competition. Things don't go quite to plan, and so expect some hiccups, giggles, and a surprise or two.   The next normal 15-minute episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more, check out kidspoetryclub.com.    We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www.kidspoetryclub.com/jo...more

  • Music

    Mar 16 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is music, with poems about a one-kid band, making money from music, and being a "trumpeteer".  Plus, there's the answer to last week's riddle, and Queenie pops in together with a new special guest.    All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as Pod...more

  • Bees

    Mar 09 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is bees, with poems about the Bee’s Knees, being Queen Bee, and being thankful for bees and other animals. Plus, Queenie’s teacher calls into the Club with a riddle, and Queenie helps to look for the lost chicken.    All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnac...more

  • Bonus Short: Queenie Takes Charge

    Mar 05 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! In this bonus short episode, Queenie pops in to announce the winners of the February “Gray Competition”. This is Queenie’s first time running the Club, and so expect some hiccups, giggles, and a surprise or two.  The next normal 15-minute episode with Little Dazzy Donuts releases, as usual, on Monday. To find out more, check out kidspoetryclub.com.    We love hearing from you! To send your poems and drawings into Kids' Poetry Club, just go to https://www.k...more

  • Going For A Walk

    Mar 02 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is going for a walk, with poems about four penguin friends, walking in the shape of a square, walking a loop, and not quite setting off for a walk. Plus, Queenie is going for a walk, and pops into the Club on her way.  All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSn...more

  • Home

    Feb 24 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is home, with poems about an unusual way of getting ants out of a home, about baboons around a home, and about a tree that hangs over a home. Plus, Queenie pops in to share news of one of her favorite poets.   All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of i...more

  • Sports

    Feb 17 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is sports, with poems about a bowling hedgehog, a soccer-playing tortoise, and a rat race. Plus, we have a new guest for you to meet.  All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in the form of short YouTube videos.    We love hearing fr...more

  • Feeling Poorly

    Feb 10 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is feeling poorly, with poems about things that sound like illnesses but aren't, about somebody who is falling apart, and about an elephant with a cold. Plus there is a riddle poem, and Queenie makes a guest appearance despite not feeling well.  All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations ...more

  • School

    Feb 03 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is school, with poems about fishes and kids, about losing your balance, about Opposite Day, and about a great excuse for late homework. Plus Queenie makes a guest appearance and introduces a poem competition for listeners. All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as P...more

  • Dogs and Cats

    Jan 27 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is dogs and cats, with poems about a dog walking a person, about it raining cats and dogs, and about a cat returning home. There's also a listener poem about imaging you are a dog!All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in the f...more

  • Night Time

    Jan 27 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is night time, with poems about falling asleep, about the Moon, and about the early bird getting the worm. There's also a listener poem about racing snails!All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in the form of short YouTube vid...more

  • Animals

    Jan 27 2020

    Welcome to Kids' Poetry Club! Every episode contains 15 minutes of fun rhymes and activities for kids of all ages. This week's theme is animals, with poems about flying pigs, a wise owl, and sheep that don't help me to go to sleep. All episodes come with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in the form of short YouTube videos. We love hearing from you! To send your poems and dra...more

  • Trailer

    Dec 21 2019

    Kids' Poetry Club is opening its doors very soon. Every week, the podcast features 15 minutes of rhymes and fun for kids of all ages. Plus, every episode comes with a free PodPack to download from kidspoetryclub.com containing poems, illustrations and activities, as well as PodSnacks of illustrated poems in the form of short YouTube videos. We love hearing from you! To send your poems into Kids' Poetry Club, just email them to poems@kidspoetryclub.com. We read every one that comes in, ...more