Type of Artist:
Assembly (short reading and Q&A) Interactive readings and writing workshops.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Luna Loves Library Day (Picture Book) 3+
Werewolf Club Rules (Poetry Collection) 6+,
Overheard In A Tower Block (poetry Collection) 8+,
How To Write Poems (Non-fiction) 7+.
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30 in a workshop. Interactive reading – Any number.
No of sessions per day:
1 assembly and up to three 1 hour interactive readings/workshops.
Assembly up to 30 mins
Interactive reading = 45 mins plus signing
Workshop = 1hr
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if return travel is met and where necessary overnight accommodation.
45p per mile if driving otherwise return train travel.
Please email us for details
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If All the World were .....
(A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent.)
Werewolf Club Rules (Poetry Collection)
Illustrated by John O’leary
Winner of the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Award for Children's Poetry.
Overheard In A Tower Block (Poetry Collection)
Illustrated by Kate Milner
Nominated for the 2018 Carnegie Award
Luna Loves Library Day (picture book)
Illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
How To Write Poems
Illustrated by Matt Robertson
“Young readers are already familiar with stars such as McGough, Rosen, Ahlberg and Magee. Let us hope they will become as familiar with Joseph Coelho's work as he develops.” Books For Keeps
“The joy of this collection is the author’s ability to paint pictures with words” PoetryZone
“I can envisage his books becoming firm favourites alongside those of Michael Rosen, Kit Wright, Roger McGough, John Agard and Allan Ahlberg.”
“I’m writing for two reasons in particular. The first is that on the last day of term, our year 8s chose redrafting and writing up in neat their poems, rather than watch a DVD. Once the poetry wall had been arranged, they all had their phones out and were taking photos of their display. Never before have I seen kids willing to break the rules so flagrantly due to pride in their work- it was such a warming thing to see kids so excited, and for them to ask me whether we can study poetry after we have finished Romeo and Juliet.”
Wall of Inspiration Project – Park House School
“We had a fantastic celebration for ‘World Book Day.’ Joseph was able to work with a whole year group, varying activities as the day went on. Students were encouraged to use their creative energy and take risks with their ideas without worrying about the end product.”
Newlands Girls’ School
“Thanks for everything it bin “wkd” make sure u do it gen”