Daniel Ingram Brown – Author Event

Author, Daniel Ingram-Brown will be visiting school and running a session for children in years 4, 5 and 6.

He will talk to the children about being a writer, about his books and writing their own stories.

Children will also have the opportunity to buy a book/s. If they would like to do so they can either pre-order or bring money on the day.

Books are priced at £8 each or £12 for both of them.

Look out for a letter about this event.

DEADLINE for pre-ordered books is

FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

Book order Form

http://firebirdchronicles.com/

 

 

Tom Palmer Visit – Tuesday 6th June

Yesterday, author Tom Palmer visited school, much to the delight of many children who enjoy reading his football and rugby themed stories.Tom lead an assembly for KS1 and KS2 children where he talked about being a writer and then the children had the opportunity to ask Tom lots and lots of questions.

Next, Tom spent the day with a group of sixteen Year 5 children on a local history project. This involved Tom working with nine schools each coming up with ideas, planning, helping to write and editing a chapter each. The finished story would consist of nine chapters and would be published on Tom’s website.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their day with Tom and were thrilled at the end of the afternoon to read their finished chapter which had been uploaded on Tom’s website.

The following children took part in producing the ACE chapter:

Aminah, Benjamin, Scarlett, Jasmine, Alex C, Alex O, Stella, Stefan, Zain, Ayush, Kristal, Chenai, Ben, Nishta, Charlie and Taiya.

To read their chapter click on the link below:

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Tom Palmer Visit

On Tuesday 6th June, author, Tom Palmer will be visiting school.

Tom has written a large number of books with football or rugby themes and more recently has written some with a historical theme.

Tom will be leading an assembly and then will be working with a group of year 5 children on a local history writing project with the finished article being published on his website.

After school a selection of his books will be on sale and Tom will happily sign them too.

Books will be priced either £5.40 or £6.30.

For more information please click on the poster below or look out for the posters advertising the event which will be displayed around school.

Geek Girl – Holly Smale Author Event

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A group of Year 6 girls were very lucky to be invited by Year 7 and Year 8 pupils at Allerton High to join them in a very special event this afternoon with author of the Geek Girl series, Holly Smale.

DSCN2034Due to Miss Whiteley being over keen the children arrived a little early but actually this worked out really well as Holly was already there and chatted with the girls about books and what they liked to read and answered lots and lots of questions. She also invited them to stay behind at the end of the event and come aboard her tour bus!

DSCN2035Once everyone else had arrived the event began. Holly spoke to the girls about how she became an author, about her books and answered questions on everything to what inspired her to her favourite colour. She then spent time talking to the girls individually while she signed their books.

At the end once everyone had left with the exception of ACE, Holly true to her word led the children outside where they posed with her for photos in front of the tour bus and then went on the bus for a look around.

What an amazing afternoon.

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Ilkley Literature Festival

Today Year 6 journeyed by bus and by train to attend the Ilkley Literature Festival.

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DSCN2022In the morning everyone took part in the book trail around Ilkley (a bit like a treasure hunt) which they thoroughly enjoyed. Then after lunch at Riverside Gardens Year 6 attended a special event with famous author Jeremy Strong before returning back to school.

Everyone had a fantastic day particularly laughing ‘their socks off’ at Jeremy Strong’s jokes.

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Chris Mould – Visit 2

This afternoon local author and illustrator, Chris Mould visited school. Children in KS2 were treated to Chris’ stories and drawings and Chris also talked about his new book (the first in a series) called Pocket Pirates.

If you didn’t bring any money with you and you wished that you had it is not too late!

See Miss Whiteley by Wednesday 14th October to buy a copy of Pocket Pirates – £4.50 cheque (payable to Orinoco Books) or exact money please.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Mould – visit 1

 

This morning fourteen children from across KS2 travelled to Leeds Civic Hall to attend a special session organised by the Leeds School Library Service. The children spent an enjoyable morning in the company of local author and illustrator, Chris Mould. Chris was hugely entertaining and talked about being both an author and an illustrator and also about his latest book Pocket Pirates. He even did some drawing too.

Pocket Pirates imageChris will also be visiting school on this Thursday (8th Oct) so if you might like to take a look at his website and also hatchette books website, click on the links below:

http://www.chrismouldink.com

https://www.hachettechildrens.co.uk/authors/detail.page?id=MYmI7G7wH-zw-Z06FepSJq6x7ZR6FqLYE-nuiz0k1j1Vs0OPIBa4Yvns

Chris’ new book Pocket Pirates will be on sale on Thursday at school priced at £4.50 each. Bring money in a named envelope on the day.

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Ilkley Literature Festival Trip

Ilkley LitOn Monday 12th October Year 6 will be visiting the Ilkley Literature Festival. In the morning they will have a go at completing the Festival’s book trail and in the afternoon attend a special session Steve Colewith well known author, Steve Cole.

Steve will be talking about writing and there will be an opportunity for children to buy books at the end of session and get them signed.

Letters going out tomorrow with more information and a book price list.

You might like to visit http://www.stevecolebooks.co.uk to find out more about Steve and his books and also http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/  for more information about the festival.

Chris Mould twice in week!

On Monday 5th October a group of children will be attending a special session with local author and illustrator, Chris Mould. Then on Thursday 8th October Chris will be visiting the whole of KS2 at school!

Chris has written and illustrated lots of books including two popular series’ Something Wickedly Weird and Pip and the Lost Children.

At both sessions Chris will be talking about writing, drawing, his books especially his new book Pocket Pirates which is about some very small pirates (pocket sized in fact) that live in a junk shop. He might also even do some drawing!

If you are in Year 3 – 6 look out for a letter in your book bag about the event.

Copies of Pocket Pirates will be on sale at £4.50.