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Rachel Rooney - Author

About the Author

RACHEL ROONEY trained and worked as a teacher of Special Needs for many years before re-discovering her love of writing poetry. She was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award in 2015 and 2019 and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

She has also been a judge for both the CLiPPA and the Betjeman Poetry Prize.

Rachel was born in London and now lives in Brighton.


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The Language of Cat Poems

The Language of Cat Poems

Author: Rachel Rooney Illustrator: Ellie Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Teach me the language of Cat: the slow-motion blink, that crystal stare, a tight-lipped purr and a wide-mouthed hiss. Let me walk with a saunter, nose in the air Full of wordplay and riddles, with poems that will make you laugh, tell you stories and make you think. Rachel Rooney's prize-winning debut poetry collection, first published in 2011, is now reissued by Otter-Barry books by popular demand, for a new generation of children.

The Problem with Problems

The Problem with Problems

Author: Rachel Rooney Illustrator: Zehra Hicks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Have you ever met a Problem? They come in all shapes and sizes, and can pop up at the most inconvenient times. But you should know some things about them that will help you make them disappear... This one-of-a-kind picture book will help little ones and grown-ups alike deal with their every day problems, from award-winning children's poet Rachel Rooney and highly acclaimed illustrator Zehra Hicks. For fans of Ed Vere and Kes Gray.

Sleeping Beauty Band 12/Copper

Sleeping Beauty Band 12/Copper

Author: Rachel Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful retelling of this favourite fairy tale, in verse by CLPE-award winner, Rachel Rooney. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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