The shortlist for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA) has been announced. This award celebrates outstanding poetry published for children and remains the only such award in the UK. The 5 titles in the running for the 2017 award cover a range of age groups from Early Years up to Year 7 children. The free CLiPPA Schools Shadowing Scheme runs alongside the awards and you can register on the CLiPPA website to take part. Your class may be in with a chance to perform at the award ceremony at the National Theatre in London on 14 July 2017!
The 2017 shortlisted books are:
Zim Zam Zoom! by James Carter illustrated by Nicola Colton (Otter-Barry Books)
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen, illustrated by David Tazzyman (Bloomsbury)
Moon Juice by Kate Wakeling, illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa (The Emma Press)
Wonderland; Alice in Poetry by Michaela Morgan (editor) (Macmillan)
Booked by Kwame Alexander (Andersen Press)
Watch some of the shortlisted authors and editors perform a poem from their collection