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Joseph Coelho

  • 5 stars across 22 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.

    3rd September 2020

    Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

    The first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poe... More

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    5th October 2017

    Luna Loves Library Day

    "Luna Loves Library Day disguises the terror Luna is experiencing. It addresses this BIG grief, Luna's parents breaking ... More

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    2nd July 2020

    Luna Loves Art

    "Luna Loves Art offers [the comfort that] not all families look the same - and that is a great message to celebrate." La... 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's gone, written by... More

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    18th February 2021

    Luna Loves World Book Day: World Book Day 2021

    A special small-format mini adventure with Luna, exclusive for World Book Day 2021, from the creators of Luna Loves Libr... 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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    27th June 2019

    No Longer Alone

    A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. This ... 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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    3rd September 2020

    Zombierella

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    1st May 2016

    Lost Smile

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