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A Kid in My Class
A Kid in My Class

A Kid in My Class

Poems by

By Rachel Rooney, Illustrated by Chris Riddell


88 Pages, 5.9 x 9.1

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781910959879

Rights: US & CA

Otter-Barry Books (Oct 2018)

Price: $16.99


They're all here...every kid in the class has their own poem. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The best friend-er and the kid who runs in his wheelchair. The tough kid, the poet. And not forgetting the class hamster.This eagerly awaited new collection from Rachel Rooney, winner of the UK’s prestigious children’s poetry prize, the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of illustrator Chris Riddell, the former UK Children’s Laureate.

Author Biography

Rachel Rooney worked as a teacher of special needs children while also bringing up her three sons. She is much in demand for school workshops, and for performances of her work at festivals. Her first poetry collection, The Language of Cat, was published in 2011 and won the CLPE prize, followed by My Life as a Goldfish in 2014. She lives in Brighton.