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:

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 to find out more about Steve and his books and also  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.


Author Cathy Cassidy to visit GSAL


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).

All in all it should be a wonderful afternoon!


What’s on in the library this Term


Welcome back to school!

Wow! This term is going to be really busy for the library. Take a look below for details of what event are taking place and when.

Wednesday 23rd September                                                                                  Author Gill Lewis will be visiting Y5 & 6

Monday 5th October                                                                                                       The Explorers will be attending a session with                                                          author and illustrator Chris Mould at Leeds Civic Hall



                        Monday 12th October                                                                        Year 6 will be visiting the Ilkley Literature Festival to meet author Steve Cole


Keep checking the blog for more information nearer the date of the events


Tour De Leeds Libraries

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!

See for more information.

Author Event

Harry & HopeNext 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: