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The 2013 CLPE Poetry Award winner

giantsThe winner of the CLPE Poetry Award 2013, sponsored by Travelling Books, was announced at CLPE on Tuesday, April 30th:
George Szirtes: In the Land of Giants, illustrated by Helen Szirtes (Salt Publishing)


Other books shortlisted for this year's award were:

aisamazingWendy Cooling (ed): A is Amazing! Poems about Feelings, illustrated by Piet Grobler (Frances Lincoln)

weightofwaterSarah Crossan: The Weight of Water (Bloomsbury)

101poemsCarol Ann Duffy (ed):101 Poems for Children, illustrated by Emily Gravett (Macmillan)

The judges are last year's winner Rachel Rooney, Professor of Children's Poetry Morag Styles and Fiona Waters of Travelling Books, sponsor of the award, chaired by Julia Eccleshare.

Sponsor of the 2013 CLPE Poetry Award

Travelling Books

The Travelling Book Company is pleased to act as sponsor for the annual CLPE poetry prize.
As the UK’s largest independent provider of Children’s Book Fairs in Schools, The Travelling Book Company donates more than one million pounds worth of books to schools every year by way of commission.