The winner of the CLPE Poetry Award for 2006 is:
Why does my mum always iron a crease in my jeans? Poems about important stuff chosen by Fiona Waters (Puffin)
The presentation was made at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on Tuesday July 4th 2006 by Michael Rosen.
The CLPE Poetry Award was set up in 2002 and was awarded for the first time in 2003. The award aims to honour excellence in poetry written for children. It is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year. The judges of the award this year were Valerie Bloom, Roger McGough and Tony Mitton, with Margaret Meek Spencer as chair of the judges. The CLPE Poetry Award is administered by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Webber Street, London SE1 8QW. It is supported in 2006 as in 2004 and 2005 by Mr and Mrs J.A.Pye�s Charitable Settlement.
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The other books shortlisted for this year�s award which form the 2006 honour list, were::
Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik & Cicely Herbert (eds): The Carnival of Animals, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (Walker)
June Crebbin: The Crocodile is Coming! illustrated by Mini Grey (Walker)
Belinda Hollyer (ed): She's All That! Poems about Girls, illustrated by Susan Hellard (Kingfisher)
Michael Morpurgo and Jane Feaver (eds): Cock Crow, Poems about life in the countryside, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Egmont)