Joseph Coelho is an award-winning performance poet, children’s author, and playwright. Fairytales Gone Bad: Frankenstiltskin (Walker) is the second title in a funny and deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics. Luna Loves Dance (Andersen, Jun 2022) is the latest title in the Luna Loves... series, while Joseph's upcoming picture book, My Beautiful Voice (Frances Lincoln), shows children that everyone's voice can be powerful and beautiful, however small - publishing May 2022 .

Joseph has written plays for the Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre. He tours his own dynamic poetry theatre for young people, and performs with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes. Joe has also been a guest poet on Cbeebies’ Rhyme Rocket.

  • The Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-2024
  • Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Award 2019 for If All the World Were... (Frances Lincoln, illustrated by Allison Colpoys)
  • Winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award (CLiPPA)
  • Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week for Overheard in a Tower Block (Otter-Barry Books)
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