Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard is a very special book. It’s special because not only has it been brilliantly illustrated by the children’s laureate Chris Riddell, it has also been printed in a font that allows for those with dyslexia to read easily. This font is called Dyslexlie and has been developed so that every letter has a unique form. Clever!

Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard is a collection of poems that have been shouted at children from schools to church halls. They are a curation of silly tales that have been illustrated and bound into a book. Perhaps you’ll want to annoy your family by reading them out; perhaps you’ll want to chuckle at them under the covers with a torch; perhaps you’ll want to stare at the drawings drawn by Mr Chris Riddell or maybe you’ll want to shout them aloud to capture the spirit of A.F. Harrold himself.

Pick up a copy of Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard from our online store here and enjoy!

Catch A.F. Harrold this Autumn near you!


Monday 5th –  Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Prize 2015 award ceremony

Thursday 8th – National Poetry Day – St Pancras Betjeman Poetry Prize

Saturday 10th – Ilkley Book Festival

Sunday 11th – Camden for Izsi’s Z List Dead List

Friday 16th – Poets Café, Reading – special guest Jo bell,

Tuesday 20th – children’s workshop at Reading Poetry Festival

Saturday 24th – Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Monday 26th – events with Chris Riddell at Chapter One Bookshops, Woodley and Waterstones in Reading

Saturday 31st – The Shuffle at the Poetry Café, Covent Garden


Thursday 5th – The Imaginary pb publication day

Tuesday 17th – Hampshire School Library Service ‘Meet The Author’ event