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  • 4 stars across 5 books
    RACHEL ROONEY trained and works as a special needs teacher, alongside visits to schools for poetry readings and workshops. Her debut collection of poems for older children The Language of Cat was the 2011 Poetry Book Society children's choice. It also won the 2012 CLPE Award and was long listed for the Carnegie Medal. Her second collection of poems, for junior aged children My Life as a Goldfish came out in October 2014.
    `Rachel Rooney's poetry collection for children is a well-crafted, stimulating and unpatronising box of delights, always accessible and constantly inventive.' Carol Ann Duffy
    1st September 2013

    A Patch of Black

    What can you do with a patch of black, a moon and a silver star? From a magical wish-granting cloak to a hammock rocked ... More

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    2nd August 2018

    A Kid in My Class: Poems by

    "He's not scared of nothing. Nobody. Never. Nah. Which means that he is. Tough Kid. Not t... More

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    5th May 2011

    The Language of Cat

    Find out who cast the P from a spell; read about the queen who dreams of eating burgers and chips; see what happened to ... More

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    21st September 2015

    Sleeping Beauty: Band 12/Copper

    A wonderful retelling of this favourite fairy tale, in verse by CLPE-award winner, Rachel Rooney. * Copper/Ban... More

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