CLiPPA-CLPE Poetry Award Book Pack

Selected by CLPE

Ref: 15301

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.

This pack is made up of 7 titles that have been on the shortlist. These are:

Dark Sky Park by Philip Gross
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
Booked by Kwame Alexander
Rhythm and Poetry by Karl Nova
Rising Stars: New Voices in Poetry by Ruth Awolola, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Abigail Cook, Jay Hulme, Amina Jama, Riya Chowdhury, Elanor Chuah, Joe Manners, Pop Up Projects, Arts Council England
Stars With Flaming Tails by Valerie Bloom
Werewolf Club Rules by Joseph Coelho

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



Click here for the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award website