HUGE congratulations to all the CLiPPA (CLPE) shortlisted poets, who were announced today!
The fabulous books are:
Slam! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This, chosen by Nikita Gill, Macmillan
Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann, Penguin
Big Green Crocodile Rhymes to Say and Play, by Jane Newberry, illustrated by Carolina Rabei, Otter-Barry Books
On the Move, Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Walker Books
…and my favourite, because it’s by my poet friend (and because it’s stupendous):
A Bright Burst of Colour, Matt Goodfellow, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff, Bloomsbury Education.
Congratulations to all the shortlisters, and good luck for 11th October at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, when the winner is announced!