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    • I Am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere cover
    • Pangur Bán, with illustration by Ashwin Chacko
    • Molly Malone, with illustration by Ashwin Chacko

    I Am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere

    By Ashwin Chacko By Lucinda Jacob By Sarah Webb

    Quick Overview

    Discover brilliant new poems and revisit old favourites in this joyously illustrated collection of children’s poems from Ireland.
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    Awards Received

    WINNER: AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS: SPECSAVERS CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR (SENIOR)

    Discover brilliant new poems
    and revisit old favourites in this joyously illustrated collection of children’s poems from Ireland.

    Family favourites like Boland, Heaney, Meehan and Yeats sit alongside diverse new voices from Ireland.

    As featured on the Late Late Toy Show 2023!

     

    You’ll find thoughtful, surprising and powerful poems here. Poems about love and skateboarding, about feeling lonely and making friends, about jellyfish, magic, school, snowdrops, monsters, blackbirds… and lots, lots more.

    Chosen with love by the acclaimed children’s poet Lucinda Jacob and award-winning children’s writer and bookseller Sarah Webb. 

    With playful colour illustrations by Ashwin Chacko.

    A book to treasure now and always.

    “A beautiful anthology that will remain on your child’s bookshelf forever.” – Sarah Crossan, fifth Laureate na nÓg (Irish children’s laureate)

    “A poem for every feeling in a book full of heart.” – Patricia Forde, Laureate na nÓg (Irish children’s laureate) 2023–26

    “A beautiful snapshot of modern Ireland in accessible, playful poetry, this is a collection to love for a lifetime.”– Elaina Ryan, CEO of Children’s Books Ireland

    "Highly recommended. This delightful collection of Irish poetry for children, which includes some familiar poems and others new to discover, will appeal to young and old alike and is perfect for reading aloud. A welcome addition to all classroom and library collections." – School Library Journal, STARRED review

    "We have really enjoyed this book of poetry and it’s one that we have chosen often at bedtime. The poetry is enjoyable and accessible and I hope it is one we will treasure for a lifetime." – Milo and Gigi's bookshelf

    "What we have here is an honest-to-goodness Irish poem anthology ... Kids (and, let’s face it, parents) unfamiliar with Irish poetry and literary history will find this a good starting point."  –  Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8

    "Packed full of poems perfect for young readers on a wide range of topics, this book is a lovely anthology ideal for introducing children to Irish poetry. It pairs each poem with playful illustrations that reflect the beauty and diversity of Ireland." – Reading with Red and the Magpie

    "A huge collection of Irish poetry that will appeal to young folks. Selections include classics, traditional rhymes, and modern poets. Nicely designed with plenty of white space and bright illustrations." – Picturebook Pile

    About Lucinda Jacob

    Lucinda Jacob writes poetry and stories for children. Widely anthologised, her own books include Hopscotch in the Sky (Little Island, illus. Lauren O’Neill), Climate SOS! and Guzzler’s Party (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, illus. by Alan Nolan).

     

    About Sarah Webb

    Sarah Webb is an award-winning Irish children’s writer. Her books include Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World (illus. Lauren O’Neill) and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illus. Steve McCarthy), both winners of Irish Book Awards.


    About Ashwin Chacko

    Ashwin Chacko is an Indian author, illustrator and motivational speaker based in Ireland. He specialises in positively playful, visual storytelling to bring joy and encouragement. His mission is to champion creativity and empower people to find their inner spark through his art, books, talks and workshops. He has authored and illustrated several books including: Keep At It, Little
    Optimist, Everybody Feels Fear, A little book about Justice
    and What Wondrous Shapes We Are.

    Customer Reviews

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    Maire Holly

    Best children’s poetry book ever

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    John Foley

    Excellent service provided

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    Monika
    I am the Wind

    A poetry book to read with children and for children. Ideal for teachers who can read some of the poems in school to talk about Irish traditions, friendship and feelings. The beautiful illustrations make this book very special. A perfect gift for young readers and poetry lovers.

    Description

    Discover brilliant new poems
    and revisit old favourites in this joyously illustrated collection of children’s poems from Ireland.

    Family favourites like Boland, Heaney, Meehan and Yeats sit alongside diverse new voices from Ireland.

    As featured on the Late Late Toy Show 2023!

     

    You’ll find thoughtful, surprising and powerful poems here. Poems about love and skateboarding, about feeling lonely and making friends, about jellyfish, magic, school, snowdrops, monsters, blackbirds… and lots, lots more.

    Chosen with love by the acclaimed children’s poet Lucinda Jacob and award-winning children’s writer and bookseller Sarah Webb. 

    With playful colour illustrations by Ashwin Chacko.

    A book to treasure now and always.

    Praise

    “A beautiful anthology that will remain on your child’s bookshelf forever.” – Sarah Crossan, fifth Laureate na nÓg (Irish children’s laureate)

    “A poem for every feeling in a book full of heart.” – Patricia Forde, Laureate na nÓg (Irish children’s laureate) 2023–26

    “A beautiful snapshot of modern Ireland in accessible, playful poetry, this is a collection to love for a lifetime.”– Elaina Ryan, CEO of Children’s Books Ireland

    "Highly recommended. This delightful collection of Irish poetry for children, which includes some familiar poems and others new to discover, will appeal to young and old alike and is perfect for reading aloud. A welcome addition to all classroom and library collections." – School Library Journal, STARRED review

    "We have really enjoyed this book of poetry and it’s one that we have chosen often at bedtime. The poetry is enjoyable and accessible and I hope it is one we will treasure for a lifetime." – Milo and Gigi's bookshelf

    "What we have here is an honest-to-goodness Irish poem anthology ... Kids (and, let’s face it, parents) unfamiliar with Irish poetry and literary history will find this a good starting point."  –  Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8

    "Packed full of poems perfect for young readers on a wide range of topics, this book is a lovely anthology ideal for introducing children to Irish poetry. It pairs each poem with playful illustrations that reflect the beauty and diversity of Ireland." – Reading with Red and the Magpie

    "A huge collection of Irish poetry that will appeal to young folks. Selections include classics, traditional rhymes, and modern poets. Nicely designed with plenty of white space and bright illustrations." – Picturebook Pile

    Bonus Content

    About the Author

    Ashwin Chacko

    Lucinda Jacob

    Sarah Webb

    About Lucinda Jacob

    Lucinda Jacob writes poetry and stories for children. Widely anthologised, her own books include Hopscotch in the Sky (Little Island, illus. Lauren O’Neill), Climate SOS! and Guzzler’s Party (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, illus. by Alan Nolan).

     

    About Sarah Webb

    Sarah Webb is an award-winning Irish children’s writer. Her books include Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World (illus. Lauren O’Neill) and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illus. Steve McCarthy), both winners of Irish Book Awards.


    About Ashwin Chacko

    Ashwin Chacko is an Indian author, illustrator and motivational speaker based in Ireland. He specialises in positively playful, visual storytelling to bring joy and encouragement. His mission is to champion creativity and empower people to find their inner spark through his art, books, talks and workshops. He has authored and illustrated several books including: Keep At It, Little
    Optimist, Everybody Feels Fear, A little book about Justice
    and What Wondrous Shapes We Are.

    Reader Reviews

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    Maire Holly

    Best children’s poetry book ever

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    John Foley

    Excellent service provided

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    Monika
    I am the Wind

    A poetry book to read with children and for children. Ideal for teachers who can read some of the poems in school to talk about Irish traditions, friendship and feelings. The beautiful illustrations make this book very special. A perfect gift for young readers and poetry lovers.

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    M
    Maire Holly

    Best children’s poetry book ever

    J
    John Foley

    Excellent service provided

    M
    Monika
    I am the Wind

    A poetry book to read with children and for children. Ideal for teachers who can read some of the poems in school to talk about Irish traditions, friendship and feelings. The beautiful illustrations make this book very special. A perfect gift for young readers and poetry lovers.

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