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Joseph Coelho

  • 5 stars across 14 books

    Joseph Coelho is a London-born poet and children's author. His poems have been published in several anthologies including Green Glass Beads, edited by Jacqueline Wilson. Joseph has been a guest poet on CBeebies 'Rhyme Rocket' where he was beamed up from 'The Rhyme Rock' to perform his Bug Poem and has featured alongside Michael Rosen and Valerie Bloom on Radio 4's Poetry Playtime. His debut children's collection, Werewolf Club Rules, was the winner of the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award. His collection for older readers Overheard In A Tower Block was long-listed for the 2018 Carnegie Medal and short-listed for the 2018 CLPE CliPPA Poetry Award. He features in 'Teach Poetry' a 10 part BBC online series that aims to make the writing of poetry fun and accessible to all. In addition to poetry, Joseph also writes picture books like the heart-rending If All The World Were... named as a Guardian Book Of The Month. All of his work has poetry and an element of performance at their heart making his festival and school sessions dynamic occasions.

    2nd October 2017

    Luna Loves Library Day

    Luna loves library day: that's the day she spends with her dad. Exploring the shelves they find magic, mystery and even ... More

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    3rd January 2019

    If All the World Were...

    A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poe... More

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    1st August 2014

    Werewolf Club Rules!: and other poems

    Do not talk about Werewolf Club! You can howl about it But never talk. Do not walk to Werewolf Club! You can bou... More

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    1st May 2016

    Lost Smile

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    6th July 2017

    Overheard in a Tower Block: Poems by

    Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below. Overheard ar... More

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    21st September 2017

    How To Write Poems

    How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud... More

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    3rd January 2019

    A Year of Nature Poems

    A poem for every month, this is a beautiful anthology of nature poems by best-loved children's poet, Joseph Coelho enc... More

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    27th June 2019

    No Longer Alone

    A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. This touching picture book subtly deals with bi... More

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    1st October 2019

    The Hairdo That Got Away

    Once a month, Dad takes his son to the barbers, come rain or shine. But when Dad disappears, this little boy's hair grow... More

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    4th February 2020

    Poems Aloud: An anthology of poems to read out loud

    Poems are made to read OUT LOUD! A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. 20 poems b... More

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