The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has announced that the winner of its CLPE
Poetry Award for 2009 is John Agard for his work The Young Inferno, which was illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura.
Ann Lazim, Literature and Library Development Manager at CLPE, explains all.
The survey is useful in planning future developments, and the article provides an interesting and complementary comparison with the CLPE model described here too.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education announced its winner of the CLPE
Poetry Award for 2009 as: John Agard for The Young Inferno, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura, published by Frances Lincoln.
CLPE is an independent charity providing well-evidenced, creative literacy training and support for all those that work in primary schools.
Recent additions include Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell's fairy tale mashup The Sleeper and the Spindle, The Girl with the Parrot on her Head from new picture book talent Daisy Hirst and the latest winner of our CLPE Poetry Award, the CLiPPA, Werewolf Club Rules by Joseph Coelho.
Two pieces of research--looking at whether children read enough for pleasure and also whether teachers are as knowledgeable as they might be about children's literature--have produced short summaries: The Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers 2007 -2008 (Executive Summary, UKLA, 2008), and The Power of Reading: Enjoyment and Creativity for Children and Teachers: Raising Achievement in Literacy (Project Research Summary 2005--09, CLPE
There are one or two exceptions, of course, including Tony Mitton whose Wayland the Smith won last year's CLPE
award, and who should have made it to Daniel Hahn's The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature.
As with all publications from CLPE
, this text is drawn from action research by practising teachers.
Although June and July does feel like 'awards season' with Carnegie, Greenaway, Branford Boase, UKLA and CLPE
Poetry Prize all announcing, don't forget that the Autumn has its own very special awards--the SLA Information Book Awards.
Presentational--Exploratory talk graphic developed by CLPE
from Barnes, D.
Review Editor's note--Margaret has been chair of the judges of the CLPE
poetry award since its inception up until this year.