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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

Come and See Me at Bath Children’s Literature Festival!

  Do you want to write for children and teenagers? I’m appearing at Bath Children’s Literature Festival #BathKidsLitFest with two other published graduates from Bath Spa Uni’s MA in Writing For Young People, Fleur Hitchcock (Murder at Twilight, Nosy Crow), and Mel Darbon (Rosie Loves Jack, Usborne Publishing). We will be discussing our creative processes in conversation …

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Apes to Zebras AND The Same Inside Shortlisted!

I’m very proud to be able say that I’ve been shortlisted for Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems, along with Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens, and also for The Same Inside, with Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens, in the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2018! Here are the wonderful announcement photos from the #NSTBA …

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Back in the Future

A little while ago we got together with some other children’s poets and made some films… this is mine!

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National Poetry Day is 4th of October!

Here’s a new poem on the theme of change, the theme for National Poetry Day 2018.   The Butterfly’s Lament   Why, oh why, said the butterfly did I have to change what I am?   I loved being a caterpillar doing things caterpillars can   chewing leaves chewing leaves, chewing leaves is all I’ve …

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Apes to Zebras AND The Same Inside Reviewed in the Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books Supplement

It was a lovely surprise this morning to read two such lovely reviews. Many thanks to The Guardian newspaper. And to Matt Goodfellow for letting me know as otherwise I’d never have known! Matt, Roger Stevens and I really enjoyed writing these timely poems. The review mentions exactly what we set out to do, so …

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A Mother’s Confession, Read by Children’s Poet, Jan Dean

Jan Dean performs her wonderful poem A Mother’s Confession:  

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COMPETITION NOW OPEN! #AtoZChallenge

Hidden in the A-Z of Children’s Poets there are FOUR poets who don’t exist – their names are the anagrams of real poets on the list, each of whom have written a false bio and a poem for their alter-ego! Guess all four and you stand a chance of winning Apes to Zebras, An A-Z …

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A is for Children’s Poets Adisa the Verbaliser, Deborah Alma, Moira Andrew and Philip Ardagh, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

Philip Ardagh © Dotty Hendrix . Philip Ardagh Best known as an author of children’s prose (and for his beard), Philip Ardagh also writes poetry for all ages; his poems appearing in a variety of anthologies. These include Green Glass Beads, collected by Jacqueline Wilson, Read Me and Laugh, collected by Gaby Morgan, A Million Brilliant Poems …

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B is for Children’s Poets Debra Bertulis, Clare Bevan, Ian Billings, Ian Bland, Ed Boxall, Carole Bromley, and Liz Brownlee, #AtoZChallenge, #ZtoA

Liz Brownlee . Liz Brownlee Liz Brownlee is the children’s poet who collated this A-Z (in answer to a survey in the UK which found teachers were mostly unable to name more than one children’s poet). Liz is a National Poetry Day Ambassador, hosts this website, and runs the Twitter feed for @kidspoetsummit. Her books include Reaching …

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C is for Children’s Poets James Carter, Jane Clarke, Justin Coe, Mandy Coe, Andrew Collett, Dom Conlon, Pie Corbett, Paul Cookson, and Cynthia Cotten, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

Cynthia Cotten . Cynthia Cotten Cynthia Cotten has been writing fiction and poetry for young people for more than 30 years.  She has published several critically-praised picture books, including Snow Ponies, This Is The Stable, and The Book Boat’s In, and has poems included in numerous collections, including America at War, Jumping Off  the Library …

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