The shortlist for the 2011 CLPE Poetry Award is as follows:
Allan Ahlberg: Everybody Was a Baby Once and other poems, illustrated by Bruce Ingman, Walker Books
Phil Bowen: Cuckoo Rock, illustrated by Fred James, Salt Publishing
Mandy Coe: If You Could See Laughter, Salt Publishing
Philip Gross: Off Road to Everywhere, illustrated by Jonathan Gross, Salt Publishing
Roger Stevens (compiler): A Million Brilliant Poems (part one), illustrated by Jessie Ford, A & C Black
The judges are Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Lambirth and Fiona Waters and the judging panel is chaired by Julia Eccleshare.
Troubadour [ss Travelling Books one of the largest providers of Book Fairs to UK schools] is once again sponsoring the CLPE Poetry Award.
The winner of the 2011 Award will be announced at a ceremony at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on Tuesday, July 5th 2011.
The CLPE Poetry Award for a book of poetry for children was launched by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education in 2003.