CLiPPA 2022

CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK.

A Schools Shadowing Scheme  is available to promote the teaching of poetry in schools. To assist schools there are teaching resources for all the shortlisted books and videos of the poets performing their poems. There is a Shadowing video to tell you more and a ‘What We Know Works’ Poetry booklet too

Winner: Stars with Flaming Tails.By Valerie Bloom, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max (Otter-Barry Books),ISBN:  : 978-1406393705)

Described by judges as “ a passport to the whole world”  A poetry anthology that will make listeners and readers laugh, think, and be moved in equal measure. Everyone will find something that relates to them in these verses, whether it relates to  people, animals or the wider well as dedicating an entire section to Fun with Forms, exploring a wide variety of poetic forms from elfje to limericks, demonstrating that poetry can be used in many different ways to communicate a message. The perfectly crafted, moving, and uplifting poetry is accompanied by Wilson-Max’s striking ink illustrations.

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The Farshore Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards 2023, in association with The Open University and the UK Literacy Association (UKLA), are now open for entries.

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