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Writing poems with the child in mind.

Hello and welcome to my website.

Here you'll find out a little about me, and the poetry collections and picture books I've published. There is also information about school visits, virtual sessions, links to articles and ways to get in contact.

See my Blog Diary for updates on recent projects, publications and other general news.

"Rachel Rooney's poetry collection for children is a well-crafted,stimulating and un-patronising box of delights, always accessible and constantly inventive." 

Carol Ann Duffy

'Making the ordinary seem extraordinary is a gift - one which characterises the poetry of Rachel Rooney.'


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Hey, Girl!

A young teen poetry collection ( 12+ )

Illustrated by Milo Hartnoll,

(Pub. Otter-Barry Books)

The Problem with Problems

Illustrated by Zehra Hicks

(Pub. Andersen Press)

"An excellent book for sharing with any child but especially anxious ones."

Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

Problem child
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