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AtoZChallenge; H is for Sue Hardy-Dawson

© Sue Hardy-Dawson Sue Hardy-Dawson is a Yorkshire born poet, artist, and illustrator (she illustrated poet Matt Goodfellow’s first book, Carry Me Away), and is widely published in children’s poetry anthologies. She enjoys visiting schools and has provided workshops for the Prince of Wales Foundation for Children and the Arts. Being dyslexic she takes a …

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North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award for Poetry – We Won!

In September, The Same Inside (written with Roger Stevens and Matt Goodfellow) and Apes to Zebras (written with Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens) were shorlisted with two other books for the poetry section of the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards – here is Mungo the dog modelling Apes to Zebras! On Saturday, Sue Hardy Dawson, Roger …

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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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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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Apes to Zebras Launch, Waterstones, Bath, Saturday, 28th April! Please come!

  Come and join me this Saturday, the 28th of April, at Waterstones, Milsom Street, Bath – I’ll be reading from Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems, and helping any age who wants to write a shape poem! You can do one of the magnetic shape poem puzzles, play with a giant wooden …

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Apes to Zebras Book Birthday Day!

. ♫🎶♪♩🎶       Happy book-birthday to us      🎵♩♪♫🎶 🎶♪♩♬     Happy book-birthday to us     ♬♩🎶♪ 🎶♩♬    Happy book-birthday to Liz, Sue and Rog-er    ♬♩🎶 ♬♫🎵♬♪♩🎶       Happy book-birthday toooooo US!       🎵♬🎶♩🎶 Yes, it’s out TODAY! And there is still time to win one if you click and …

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Apes to Zebras – my new book!

Well, I think its about time to mention my new book, written with Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. It’s an animal shape poem book, that has been beautifully produced by Bloomsbury. It’s coming out on the 22nd of March! We are all so excited about this. And you can win one (I’m not sure abut …

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It’s Penguin Awareness Day! #penguinawarenessday

Yes, it is Penguin Awareness Day! We all need to be aware of penguins, suffering at the hands of climate change. So here’s a little taster of Apes to Zebras, An A-Z of Shape Poems, Bloomsbury, by me, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens, out on the 22 March.  

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Book Announcement – Yippee!

THRILLED to be able to show you the gorgeous cover of my new animal shape poem book, written with lovely Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. This has been a labour of love; shape poems are hard, it’s tricky to get the words in the right place and the shape of the animals exactly right when …

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Poets Write Where They Can… The Video!

. Many years ago, poet Roger Stevens invited other children’s poets to take part in a poetry retreat in Shropshire. I wasn’t a new poet at the time, I was fairly well published, but I didn’t know many other children’s poets at all. I was rather shy of meeting them. But I decided to go – …

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