So here is a vintage selection of the best of the very best poems from the greatest writers in history, especially for young readers. Shakespeare, Scott, Stevenson, Lear, Carroll, Rossetti, Tennyson, Longfellow - they've all written poetic wonders to entrance young minds.
These poems are happy, entrancing, musical, thrilling, weird, wonderful and even scary. There are poems about nature, animals, adventure, voyages, the seaside, monsters, Christmas and, of course, there are plenty to read when it's time for bed.
You'll probably remember a few of these from your own younger days, but there are also many lovely verses that will be new discoveries.
Which will be your favourite? Which will be your child's?
Why don't you read them together and find out...