Joseph Coelho, award-winning performance poet and advocate for the importance of libraries is to have his first picture book Luna Loves Library Day published by Andersen Press in October. The illustrator is Fiona Lumbers and it will also be her first picture book.
World rights were secured by Libby Hamilton, Andersen Press’ picture book Editorial Director with Felicity Trew at Caroline Sheldon Agency representing the author, and Jodie Hodges at United Agents representing the illustrator.
Luna Loves Library Day is described as “a love letter to the magic of libraries and the worlds they hold from the view point of Luna, whose favourite day of the week is the day she spends with her dad reading stories and choosing books in the library.”
Joseph Coelho was the winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) Poetry Award in 2015.