Friday, July 14, 2006

CLPE Poetry Award 2006

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is delighted to annouce that the winner is

Poems about important stuff chosen by Fiona Waters
(Published by Puffin Books)
The presentation was made at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on Tuesday July 4th 2006 by Michael Rosen.
The CLPE Poetry Award was set up in 2002 and aims to honour excellence in poetry written for children. It is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year.
The judges this year were Valerie Bloom, Roger McGough and Tony Mitton, with Margaret Meek Spencer as chair of the judges.
The CLPE Poetry Ward is administered by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Webber Street, London SE1 8QW. It is supported in 2006, as in 2004 and 2005, by Mr and Mrs J. A. Pye's Charitable Settlement.
For further information, please contact:
Ann Lazim 020 7401 3382 email
Other books shortlisted were:
Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik, Cicely Herbert (eds): The Carnival of the Animals, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (Walker)
June Crebbin: The Crocodile is Coming!, illustrated by Mini Grey (Walker)
Belinda Hollyer (ed): She's All That! Poems about Girls, illustrated by Susan Hellard (Kingfisher)
Michael Morpurgo, Jane Feaver (eds): Cock Crow, Poems about life in the countryside, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Egmont)

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