Joseph Coelho

Announced as the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2022-2024, Joseph Coelho grew up on a council estate in Roehampton and started writing poems in secondary school. After studying archaeology at university, he spent some time in Peru and, returning to the UK, started doing performance poetry in schools. With extensive experience in running dynamic creative literacy sessions, Coelho’s work aims to inspire and empower children through stories and characters they can relate to, as well as help to explore feelings and celebrate inclusivity. His laureateship seeks to promote the power of poetry and build the nation’s library membership amongst other goals.

Coelho’s debut children’s poetry collection, Werewolf Club Rules, came out in 2014 and won the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) the same year. Since then, he has written several further lyrical children’s stories and poetry collections including Overheard in a Tower Block (2017), If All the World Were... (2019) and My Beautiful Voice (2022).

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The Waterstones Children's Laureate weaves another peerless tale featuring the inquisitive and adorable Luna, as she discovers the manifold riches of her local community garden.
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Blending rich imagination with heartwarming tenderness, this gorgeously illustrated collection of poems from the acclaimed Joseph Coelho is perfect for reading aloud to little ones.
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Children's Poetry by Joseph Coelho

Blow a Kiss, Catch a Kiss
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Courage Out Loud Volume 3
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Poems Aloud Volume 1
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Smile Out Loud Volume 2
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The Girl Who Became a Tree
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The Girl Who Became a Tree
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Overheard in a Tower Block
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Werewolf Club Rules!
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How To Write Poems
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Poetry Prompts
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Blow a Kiss, Catch a Kiss
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Children's Stories by Joseph Coelho

Our Tower
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Luna Loves Christmas
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Luna Loves Art
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Luna Loves Gardening
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Luna Loves Dance
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Budgie
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Creeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad
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Luna Loves Books
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Frankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad
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My Beautiful Voice
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Luna Loves Library Day
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Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad
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One Little Word
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Thank You
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Our Tower
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If All the World Were…
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The Hairdo That Got Away
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My Beautiful Voice
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