Summer Reading Challenge – Meet the Promotion Team

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The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every summer holiday and is hosted by public libraries nationwide. The theme this year is Record Breakers.

This year is a bit different as we have a team of 8 children from Year 3 to Year 6 who will be promoting the Summer Reading Challenge in School.

The team is made up of:                                                                                                       Tobi                                                                                                                                           Eloise                                                                                                                                         Cezara                                                                                                                                       Rhys                                                                                                                                         Ellie-May                                                                                                                                   Bardya                                                                                                                                       Kacey                                                                                                                                       Zain

The team’s role is to let children throughout school know all about the Summer Reading Challenge and hopefully will encourage lots of children to sign up.

We want lots of people to sign up and complete the challenge – could you be one of them?

Can we break last year’s record and be record breakers?!

Interested? Want to know more then speak to one of the Summer Reading Challenge Team!

Summer Reading Challenge

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This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is….record breakers!

To join in the fun this summer it is really easy simply

1) Visit your local library (Moor Allerton Library is just by Sainsburys) and sign up for free!

Once you have signed up you will be given a poster and your first set of stickers to put on the poster

2) Read 3 books then return to the library

You will receive some more stickers and a reading challenge wristband

3) Read 3 more books and you will have completed the challenge!

4) Visit the library for the final time to receive your certificate and medal,  your name will also go into a ‘hat’ for the chance to win your school a special prize!

See for more information or see Miss Whiteley at school

The winner is announced!

LBA logoToday Mrs Johnson and Miss Whiteley accompanied 9 children who have been reading the Leeds Book Awards six shortlisted titles to the awards ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall.

The event started with poet Craig Bradley who everyone thought was hilarious. Then 4 of the shortlisted authors and one of the illustrators were DSCN1046introduced and there was time for a Q & A session before the winner was announced.

The winner of the Leeds Book Awards 2015 is……….

A Roomful of Chocolate by Jane Elson

After the ceremony finished everyone had the opportunity to meet the DSCN1051authors and get their books signed.

Before returning to school the group visited Waterstones for a browse, juice and a biscuit!

A lovely day was had by all.



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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.

Leeds Book Awards Update

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Today the Leeds Book Awards group voted for their favourite book.

It was really divided, the votes cast were:

A Roomful of Chocolate by Jane Elson = 1 vote

The Case of the Exploding Loo by Rachel Hamilton = 2 votes

The Imaginary by AF Harrold = 3 votes

Gabriel’s Clock by Hilton Pashley = 1 vote

Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom by William Sutcliffe = 1 vote

A Boy called Hope by Lara Williamson = 1 vote

The Awards ceremony will be taking place on Thursday 21st May where the winning book will be announced.

Kate Greenaway Medal

This year is the first time that ACE is taking part in the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Kate Greenaway Medal is a book Awards with a difference instead of reading the books and voting for your favourite one these awards look at not the author but the illustrator (the person who draws the pictures).

The book club, Page Turners will be looking at the shortlisted books and will be choosing a panel of children from Reception to Year 6 to help them choose their favourite.

For more information about the awards take a look at the Page Turner’s blog which also has a link to their shadowing page on the Kate Greenaway Medal website or visit