Experts in children's literacy
Other books shortlisted for this year's award were:
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.
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.