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date: 23 February 2024

Coelho, Joseph Aaron free

Coelho, Joseph Aaron free

FRSL

Born London 1 March 1980; s of Colin Sinclair and Leisa Coelho; partner, 2004, Manjeet Mann

author, poet, playwright; Waterstones Children’s Laureate, 2022–July 2024

Education

Elliott Secondary Sch.; University Coll. London (BA Archaeol.)

Career

Trustee, Spread the Word, 2008–14; Ambassador: UK Literacy Assoc., 2020–; Reading Agency, 2020–; Patron, Centre for Literacy in Primary Educn, 2019–. FRSL 2023

Publications

for children: Werewolf Club Rules, 2014 (CLPE CLIPPA Poetry Award, 2015); Overheard in a Tower Block, 2017; How to Write Poems, 2017; Luna Loves Library Day, 2018; If All the World Were (Bookshop Week Book Award), 2019; A Year of Nature Poems, 2019; The Hairdo that Got Away, 2019; No Longer Alone, 2019; Thank You, 2020; The Girl Who Became a Tree, 2020; Poems Aloud, 2020; Luna Loves Art, 2020; Zombierella, 2020; The Artist, 2020; My Beautiful Voice, 2021 (Indie Book Awards, 2022); Luna Loves Dance, 2021; Luna Loves World Book Day, 2021; Frankenstiltskin, 2021; Run, Friend, Run, 2022; Our Tower, 2022; Blow a Kiss, Catch a Kiss, 2022; The Boy Lost in the Maze, 2022; Smile Out Loud, 2022; Creeping Beauty, 2022; Courage Out Loud, 2023; Budgie, 2023

Recreations

photography, cycling, gardening