CLiPPA-CLPE Poetry Award Book Pack

Selected by CLPE

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The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award for a book of poetry for children was launched in 2003. This is the only award for published poetry for children. This award highlights an important branch of children’s literature, ensuring that it receives proper recognition. The award is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the preceding year.

The winner will be announced at the CLiPPA 2018 Poetry Show on 22 June at the National Theatre, London.

The pack is made up of the 6 shortlisted titles.

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Overheard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
Rhythm and Poetry by Karl Nova
Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry by Ruth Awolola, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Abigail Cook, Jay Hulme and Amina Jama
Where Zebras Go by Sue Hardy-Dawson

Price includes 20% discount


The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) is running a schools shadowing scheme alongside the national children’s poetry award. Primary schools from the UK and beyond are invited to take part. We will provide free teaching resources which show how the poetry shadowing fits into the English National Curriculum and enhances all aspects of literacy learning. These will include teaching sequences and films of the shortlisted poets performing and giving writing tips. There are also films from schools who participated in last year’s scheme to provide inspiration. For more information visit

***This book pack has been selected by the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education); if you place an order for this pack your contact details will automatically be passed on to the CLPE for their database of schools. If you have already attended a CLPE course, they will already have your details***



Click here for the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award website