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Joseph Coelho

  • 5 stars across 29 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.



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    5th October 2017

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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's gone, written by... More

    (13 reviews)
    2nd July 2020

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    2nd September 2021

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    7th October 2021

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    (13 reviews)
    18th February 2021

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    (10 reviews)
    3rd August 2021

    My Beautiful Voice

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    (8 reviews)
    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. Twenty poem... More

    (4 reviews)
    6th July 2017

    Overheard in a Tower Block: Poems

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    (3 reviews)
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