Stories and articles from CLPE and the world of children’s literature.
Archived stories from 2020
Bloomsbury Guided Reading: Macbeth by Tony Bradman
When I visit schools children always ask me who my favourite author is, and I say - William Shakespeare, of course!
Bloomsbury Guided Reading: Granny Ting Ting by Patrice Lawrence
Granny Ting Ting was the first book of mine to be published, in 2009. It has recently been spruced up and reprinted.
CLIPPA Shadowing Scheme at Petts Hill Primary School – Inspiring Poetry in your School
After attending CLPE’s Poetry Twilight session, I was inspired to enter the CLIPPA Shadowing Scheme with my Year 6 class.
A buzz about poetry: CLiPPA and the Shadowing Scheme - Inspiring Poetry in your School
Since taking the role of English lead in my school in 2016 I have has the priviledge of attending lots of training at CLPE which have always been e
High Quality Children's Books: A blog about The Missing by Michael Rosen
When I was growing up, my father would sometimes say that he had two French uncles: ‘They were in France before the war but by the end, they we
Bloomsbury Guided Reading: I Swapped My Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons
When I first started writing children’s books, back in about 2010, I used to ask my young kids for help with story ideas.
Our Online Professional Development Programme
All of us at CLPE know just how bonkers life in schools is for you right now, we know that your life is full of one way systems, hand sanitiser and
High Quality Children's Books: A blog about Tad by Benji Davies
When I first began to write my own stories I started with pictures.
All About CLiPPA 2020
The CLPE Poetry Award, fondly known as the CLiPPA, is the only award in the country dedicated to children’s published poetry.