CLiPPA-CLPE Poetry Award Book Pack

Selected by CLPE

Ref: CLiPPA3

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:

One by Sarah Crossan
Overheard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
Booked by Kwame Alexander
Dancing in the Rain by John Lyons
Falling Out of the Sky Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
Poetry Pie by Roger McGough
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
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