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Poetry Reading Club: What’s on the CLiPPA?

The CLiPPA (CLPE Children’s Poetry Award) is one of our favourite prizes because it highlights the best new children’s poetry.

The 2018 shortlist has just been announced and it’s a cracker with six fabulous poetry books.
 
Here they are:

 
Poet Grace Nichols, winner of the first ever CLiPPA and Chair of the 2018 Judges, says:

“The judging process involved passionate discussions about which books to shortlist and this is a vibrant selection of poetry books that children will love to explore“

Don’t forget, there are always great poems to read on the National Poetry Day website.
Dip into this anthology of poems on the theme of FREEDOM


Kate Wakeling

Kate Wakeling won last year’s CLiPPA with her collection Moon Juice.
Here she reads Comet, one of the poems from the book – see if you can read it as quickly and as well as Kate!

Comet


Great Poetry Reads

Take a look at the CLiPPA shortlist here!