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Poetry Prompts: All sorts of ways to start a poem from Joseph Coelho By Joseph Coelho, Georgie Birkett (Illustrator), Amanda Quartey (Illustrator), Grasya Oliyko (Illustrator), Viola Wang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Coelho, Georgie Birkett (Illustrator), Amanda Quartey (Illustrator), Grasya Oliyko (Illustrator), Viola Wang (Illustrator)
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*Everymom Best Book for Early Reading*

A compendium of poetry prompts from Joseph Coelho (Children's Laureate 2022-2024).

Each fun and engaging prompt for writing a poem helps children discover how to write poems and then read them out loud. This is a book to build confidence and literacy skills through channeling children's imaginations. 

This is a book for the whole family to enjoy, bright, cheerful but cool illustrations will appeal to children of all primary ages.

About the Author

JOSEPH COELHO is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-2024. In 2019 he won the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award for If All the World Were which has been translated into over 10 languages. He has been long-listed for The Carnegie Children's Award with his poetry collection 'Overheard In A Tower Block', which was also shortlisted for the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award and Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards. He won the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award with his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. His debut Picture Book, Luna Loves Library Day was voted one of the nations favourite picture books by a survey led by World Book Day. His other poetry books include How To Write Poems and A Year Of Nature Poems .

He has written plays for companies including: Soho Theatre, Polka Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, Theatre Royal York, Oily Cart and The Spark Children's Festival to name a few. 

Joseph has been a guest poet on Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket, Radio 4's Poetry Playtime and Front Row. He is the presenter of BBC's Teach Poetry (Oct 2018) and features in DiscoveryEDUK's Poetry Curriculum.

Amanda Quartey is an illustrator based in the UK. At the age of 14 she moved to Ghana and studied art, and later returned to the UK to study Graphic Design. She has worked on a variety of published projects.

Praise For…

"From the children’s laureate Joseph Coelho, meanwhile, comes a standing invitation to creativity in the form of Poetry Prompts, illustrated by four different artists with naïve, colourful charm. Coelho is passionate about making poetry accessible, and this collection of ways to get started, complete with “poetry power-ups” and performance hints, should appeal strongly to children of five and up – and may well entice older children along, too.”The Guardian – Best children's books of 2023

“Discover 50 ways to write and perform a poem with Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho. A great resource for both home and in the classroom with illustrations from four artists.”The Bookseller - Back to School

"Discover all sorts of ways to write and perform a poem with Waterstones Children’s Laureate Coelho.”The Bookseller

“filled with engaging tips, tricks and guides on how to start writing, performing and enjoying poetry.”Books for Keeps

Product Details
ISBN: 9780711285125
ISBN-10: 0711285128
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 64
Language: English