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CLPE Poetry Award shortlist

Roger McGough, Valerie Bloom and Tony Mitton are about to choose the best poetry book for primary children of 2005 from the CLPE Poetry Award shortlist of five: The Carnival of Animals, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura and edited by Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik and Cicely Herbert (Walker Books); The Crocodile is Coming! by June Crebbin, illustrated by Mini Grey (Walker Books); She's All That! Poems about Girls, edited by Belinda Hollyer, illustrated by Susan Hellard (Kingfisher); Cock Crow: Poems about life in the countryside, edited by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Egmont), and Why Does My Mum Always Iron a Crease in My Jeans?, edited by Fiona Waters (Puffin). The winner will be announced in early July.

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