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Guest post: CLiPPA shortlisted poet James Carter talks about poetry in schools

  The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) for a book of poetry for children was launched in 2003 by CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primay Education). This is the only award for published poetry for children, highlighting an important branch of children’s literature and ensuring that it receives proper recognition. The award is presented annually for a …

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Picturebook Carousel: 2017 Greenaway Longlist (2)

Wild Animals of the North Dieter Braun, translated by Jen Calleja (Flying Eye Books) It is great to see translated books finally accepted in Carnegie and Greenaway lists, which allows for this beautiful exploration of the fauna in the Northern Hemisphere  by German illustrator Dieter Braun to be included this year. This is the first in the …

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The Weight of Water

Sarah Crossan(Bloomsbury Children’s Books) Kasienka’s father has left her mother and moved to England. The mother, persuaded that she can make him change his mind, uproots Kasienka’s whole life, fitting it into a suitcase and a laundry bag, and they arrive in Coventry. Forced to live in a bedsit, Kasienka and her mother must get …

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear, Angela McAllister (text) & Kevin Waldron (illustrations)(Simon & Schuster)The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,In a Beautiful pea-green boat,They took some honey,and plenty of money,Wrapped up in a five pound note.This classic nonsense rhyme needs no introduction but in this new edition Edward Lear’s wacky tale is given a new leap of life thanks to Angela …

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