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  • 5 stars across 9 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

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

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    5th March 2020

    The Problem with Problems

    Have you ever met a Problem? They come in all shapes and sizes, and can pop up at the most inconvenient times. But you s... More

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    7th January 2021

    The Worrying Worries

    What happens when you get a Worry? They can follow you around everywhere, and they are HUNGRY. They feed on your fears a... 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 t... More

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    21st September 2015

    Sleeping Beauty: Band 12/Copper

    Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful retelling of this fa... More

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    8th July 2021

    The Language of Cat: Poems

    Teach me the language of Cat: the slow-motion blink, that crystal stare, a tight-lipped purr and a... More

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    19th August 2021

    Hey, Girl!: Poems by

    Think of a girl reading this Now the wishes that you would allow her Think metamorphosis ... More

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