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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

Reaching the Stars Video Review by Hatman

Hatman (aka Andy Seed) does a monthly review of books for children and this month Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls is included. How fabulous is that! Thank you Andy.    

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Reaching the Stars – Winner!

  On Saturday I attended the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards – where Reaching the Stars was the 2017 Poetry Winner. YIPPEE! And other exuberant exclamations! Jan, Michaela and myself are absolutely delighted, to say the least – Jan and Michaela were unable to attend, Jan being in New Zealand and Michaela in Edinburgh so …

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10th Anniversary Concert

Well, I don’t normally post things not poetry-related, but many songs are indeed poetry, so I’m going to post this! This is my happy and fantastic, award-winning choir, led by fabulous Caroline Lowe, with the amazingly talented Julie Payne as pianist. This year is our 10th anniversary, and we are singing in Bath to celebrate …

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Happy Halloween!

It’s my birthday, today. So here is a Halloween Poem to celebrate. First published in Spooky Schools, Ed. Brian Moses, Macmillan 2004. © Liz Brownlee

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It’s World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay!

Why not get a copy of Animal Magic? It has 44 endangered animal poems in it, plus illustrations and facts about them on the facing pages.   Available here.    

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Nat. Literary Trust Premier League Writing Stars Competition, Children aged 5-11

I’m very excited to announce that The National Literacy Trust have launched a new poetry competition for children ages 5-11,  as part of their Premier League Reading Stars campaign – Premier League Writing Stars. The school children are being asked to write around the theme of resilience; what does it mean to them to try …

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National Poetry Day 2017 – Free the Poem Event, Exeter Library!

  I had a finger operation a couple of weeks ago, so National Poetry Day/Week was a little quieter this year for me. However I spent all day, on the day, retweeting National Poetry Day tweets from all and sundry – both as myself, @lizpoet, and on behalf of The Children’s Poetry Summit – @kidspoetsummit. …

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Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards!

Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan and I are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award! Thank you, North Somerset Teachers, if anyone knows a good book for young people, a teacher does. The other books shortlisted are A poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri (I’m in this one!), illustrated by …

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Today is publication day for this little (actually not so little) beauty. The sister volume to A Poem for Every Night of the Year, this is also edited by the talented and wonderful Allie Esiri. The poems are an eclectic, delicious mix – I love the fact that there is space for each one to …

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Reaching the Stars in NPD List of Books to Inspire Children!

Yes – poetry IS booming, and in the run up to National Poetry Day (run by Forward Arts Foundation), this year on the 28th September, NPD is promoting a list of poetry books. In the list of books to inspire children, Reaching the Stars features! I wrote Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and …

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