The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) for a book of poetry for children was launched in 2003. This is the only award for published poetry for children, highlighting an important branch of children’s literature and ensuring that it receives proper recognition. The award is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the preceding year.
The CLiPPA 2017 Shortlistees are:
Booked by Kwame Alexander – Year 6/7 resources
Wonderland: Alice in Poetry Ed. Michaela Morgan – Year 5/6 resources
Moon Juice by Kate Wakeling, illus. Elina Braslina – Year 4/5 resources
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen, illus. David Tazzyman – Year 2/3/4 resources
Zim Zam Zoom! by James Carter, illus. Nicola Colton – EYFS/Year 1 resources
The winner will be announced on 14 July 2017 at the National Theatre, London.
The winner will join an incredible past line up of winners from the world of children’s poetry including Sarah Crossan, Michael Rosen, Joseph Coelho, Roger McGough, George Szirtes, Carol Ann Duffy, Philip Gross and John Agard.
This year the Chair of the Judging panel will be poet Rachel Rooney.
Rachel is joined by a range of poetry experts who share a passion for poetry and its place in children’s developing literacy.
Sarah Crossan - Poet and CLiPPA 2016 joint winner for One
Caleb Femi – poet and the Young People's Laureate for London
Charlotte Hacking - CLPE Learning Programme Leader
Imogen Russell Williams - Children’s book critic and editorial consultant
Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell, will live draw the Award Ceremony
The Schools Shadowing Scheme running alongside CLiPPA is open for registrations. To celebrate 15 years of CLiPPA, schools registering early will be offered the opportunity to bring a class to the Award Ceremony at the National Theatre, London on 14 July 2017. Find out more and register here.
The CLiPPA is made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England, Crest Nicholson, The Ernest Cook Trust and St Olave's Foundation Fund.