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Check out the shortlist for the 2017 CLiPPA

Written by · Published Jul 14, 2017

Booked, Moon Juice, Wonderland: Alice in Poetry

Moon Juice, by Kate Wakeling, has just won the 2017 CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award). The award was launched in 2003 and is the only one for published poetry for children.

Winner: Moon Juice, by Kate Wakeling

“Kate Wakeling’s first book of poems for children is full of curious characters and strange situations. The poems she writes are always musical, sometimes wistful, and full of wonder at the weirdness of the world.”

Booked, by Kwame Alexander

“Nobody can stop Nick Hall - he’s a star on the football team, and life is about to get a whole lot sweeter when he asks out the girl of his dreams. But then a bombshell announcement shatters his world. Nick will need all his courage, both on and off the pitch.”

Zim Zam Zoom!, by James Carter (illustrated by Nicola Colton)

“Colours, animals, space, music, fairytale fireworks! Here is a collection of poems especially written for performance. Perfect for the classroom and also for reading aloud at home.”

Wonderland: Alice in Poetry, by Michaela Morgan (editor) (illustrated by John Tenniel)

An anthology celebrating the spirit of Wonderland. A celebration of the poems of Lewis Carroll, including popular favourites such as Jabberwocky, The Walrus and the Carpenter and Tweedledum and Tweedledee, plus work from contemporary poets including Roger McGough, John Agard, Tony Mitton and Vivian French, each putting their own spin on these classic texts.

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots, by Michael Rosen (illustrated by David Tazzyman)

“Packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this collection of poems will delight children of all ages.”

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.