CLPE Poetry Award

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The CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Poetry Award aims to honour excellence in children’s poetry. It was established in 2003 and is presented annually in June/July for a book of poetry published in the preceding year. The book can be a single-poet collection, an anthology, an important critical work about children’s poetry, or the body of work of one contemporary poet writing for children.

2018

Rhythm and Poetry Karl Nova

2017

Cover of Moon juiceMoon juice Kate Wakeling

2016

A Great Big Cuddle Michael Rosen
One Sarah Crossan (tie)

2015

Werewolf Club Rules Joseph Coelho

2014

Cover of Wayland

Wayland Tony Mitton

2013

In the land of giants George Szirtes, illustrated by Helen Szirtes

2012

The language of cat Rachel Rooney

2011

Off road to everywhere Philip Gross

2010

New and collected poems for children Carol Ann Duffy

Cover of The young inferno2009

The young inferno John Agard

2008

Red, cherry red Jackie Kay

2007

The thing that mattered most. Scottish poems for children edited by Julie Johnstone

2006

Why does my mum always iron a crease in my jeans? edited by Fiona Waters

2005

Sensational! Poems inspired by the five senses edited by Roger McGough

Cover of All the best2004

All the best. Selected poems Roger McGough

2003

Under the moon and over the sea John Agard and Grace Nichols
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