Joseph Coelho won the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award for his debut collection, Werewolf Club Rules, in 2015. He is a writer, performer and co-founder of Word Pepper Theatre Company. His poems have been published in several anthologies. Overheard in a Tower Block, his second solo collection, was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018, longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and chosen by the Empathy Lab for the 2018 Empathy Guide. He has also written picture books, including Luna Loves Library Day, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers, and If All The World Were… illustrated by Allison Colpoys. Joseph Coelho was chosen as Britain’s children’s laureate in 2022.
Books by Joseph Coelho
Joseph Coelho, Freya Hartas (illustrator)
“It’s Cinderella like you’ve never seen it before. You have to love Joseph Coelho because everything he does is so quirky and offbeat.” Read more...
Best Verse Novels for 8-12 Year Olds
Alison King, Librarian
Luna Loves Dance
Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers (illustrator)
Luna Loves series (book 3). Picture book series for children age 3+ about Luna who loves the good things in life, such as art and going to the library.
Luna Loves Library Day
by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
How to Write Poems
Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Matt Robertson
Overheard in a Tower Block
Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Kate Milner
Werewolf Club Rules
by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by John O'Leary
If All The World Were...
by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Allison Colpoys
Interviews with Joseph Coelho
The best books on Grandparents and Grandchildren, recommended by Joseph Coelho
Acclaimed poet, Joseph Coelho, recommends five of the best kids’ books that celebrate the magical bonds between grandparents and their grandchildren. Positive intergenerational relationships have very real health benefits for the whole family! So get yourself settled on a comfy chair with a grandchild and take some time to enjoy sharing these delightful stories.
Interviews where books by Joseph Coelho were recommended
Best Verse Novels for 8-12 Year Olds, recommended by Alison King
Verse fiction gets to the heart of a story without much text, the immediacy of the characters and the storyline making it instantly appealing to readers, including reluctant ones. Here, school librarian Alison King explains why everyone should read verse novels, and recommends her top picks for 8-12 year olds.