World Book Day – 1st March

On Thursday 1st March we will be celebrating World Book Day.

This year’s theme is Where’s Wally and we are inviting children to come into school dressed up as Wally or Wenda (no other characters from other books please).

The day will be filled with lots of Where’s Wally activities and we also have an author, Jane Elson visiting children in years 5 and 6.

Children will also each receive a £1 World Book Day voucher which they can use to buy one of the special World Book Day Books.

The vouchers can be redeemed at Waterstones, The Little Bookshop (Chapel Allerton).

See for more information.

Leeds Book Awards *NEW 7-9 year old category*

This year the School Library Service who organise the Leeds Book Awards are piloting a new age group category.  

Children aged 7-9 years will be able to read 6 short listed books (chosen by SLS staff) and will be able to vote for their favourite.

If it is a success then this category will be ‘rolled out’ next year and will include an awards ceremony.  

Five children will be invited to take part, to read the books, write book reviews, give feedback on the awards and to vote.

The six shortlisted books are:

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Attack of the Alien Dung! Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space The Incredible Dadventure Knighthood for Beginners Me and Mister P

For more information about the awards click on the link below:


Harry Potter Book Night

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On Thursday 8th February 53 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 were invited to attend this year’s Harry Potter Book Night.

The children arrived at 5.45pm to take part in the sorting hat ceremony which was followed by lots of different activities before the evening closed with the trophy being awarded to the house with the most points.

This year Ravenclaw won with 645 house points!


Author Event (Year 1) – 18th January

Year 1 will be attending the Chris Naylor-Ballesteros author event at Moor Allerton Library on Thursday 18th January.

If you haven’t ordered your books it is not too late.

Please complete the slip at the bottom of the letter and send either cash or a cheque (made payable to Orinoco Books) by Tuesday 16th January.

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Both are priced at £6.00 each (rrp £6.99)

Children will be able to have their book/s signed by Chris following the session.