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.
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.
Chris 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:
On 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 with 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.
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.
As part of this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival well known and loved author, Cathy Cassidy will be visiting Leeds Grammar School on Friday 2nd October and we are lucky enough to be able to take ten children along to meet her.
Miss Whiteley will be inviting five year 5’s and five year 6’s to accompany her to the event. Letters will be sent home together with a price list if anyone wishes to buy a book (although Cathy has said she will happily sign any books already owned).
This week during library sessions we have been talking about recommending books to one another. Next week we will be devising our top 5 books for each class. These will be displayed in the library for children to refer to.
Also look out for the ‘Hit or Miss’ board coming to the library soon.
Local children’s author Tom Palmer will snap on his bicycle clips and cycle his way around all the libraries in Leeds as part of a special Tour de France author tour – on wheels!
Tom will be greeted at each library by groups of children from local schools, who will hear him talk about his love of books, the joy of reading and how libraries changed his life. Tom will also be reading a special short story he has written to celebrate this momentous occassion in Leeds – involving a young girl, her bike, a visit to the library and a wonderful adventure. Tom has also produced a brilliant resource pack for schools, which is also available to download.
Miss Whiteley will be taking a group of children to Moor Allerton Library to attend one of Tom’s special sessions – watch this space!
Next Wednesday (25th March) Year 5 will be visiting Moor Allerton Library to meet author Sarah Lean. Sarah will be talking about being a writer and about her new book Harry and Hope, a story about a girl and a donkey. Following a Q & A session there will be the opportunity to meet a real donkey!
At the end of the event there will be a book selling and signing session. Letters have been sent home together with a price list. All books are priced at £6.30 each.
Visit Sarah’s website for more information, please click on link below: