Move over Loki – Creating a new God

Our last meeting today until after the summer holidays.

We read the blurb of the final shortlisted book for the LKS2 group. Excitement was evident and everyone wanted to start reading it.

First though, Leonora Bolt book reviews were written. A quick vote of hands as to which book the group liked best. It was a dead heat between The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams and Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor.

This week’s activity was to create our very own Gods which the group loved.

They couldn’t wait to start reading Loki!

The next meeting for the LKS2 Leeds Book Awards will be in September.

Book Marks

This week the LBA group made their very own book marks. They draw and selected images from the books to create their own unique designs.

They also wrote book reviews for The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams

And started the next book Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor

At the end of the session, the group visited the display in the entrance hall to find out what the other groups; EYFS, KS1 & UKS2 had been getting up to.

Summer Reading Challenge

Join in with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge!

The theme is sports and games.

Sign up at your local library (Moor Allerton Library near Sainsburys is probably the nearest for you) or sign up and participate online.

Create a profile, read books, earn rewards and of course have fun!

To find out more and to sign up visit:

More Impossible Ice-Creams!

This week, the Leeds Book Awards Club members welcomed newcomer Max to the club and read some of the book.

The also group invented their own impossible ice-creams; which ranged from spider flavour to chicken and broccoli (hopefully Curtis wasn’t made into ice-cream) to all the berries you could possibly think of!

Why not have a go at creating your own ice-cream too?

Impossible Ice-Creams

With five chapters read, the Leeds Book Awards Book Club met again. This week they had the opportunity to finish their front covers for their journals, discussed the story so far and to read some more of the book.

Take a look at how they got on.

Next week more chatter about impossible ice-creams and some bookmarks to make.

Leeds Book Awards

This afternoon the LBA (LKS2) group met for the first time in the library.

After an initial introduction to the Awards, Miss Whiteley set the children off on a hunt in search of owls (the logo of the awards).

Each time an owl was given to Miss Whiteley part of a cover of one of the shortlisted books was revealed by way of a jigsaw piece.

Once all the owls had been found only then would the three shortlisted books become known.

Next we read the blurb for each book and voted on which one we would read first.

The first shortlisted title is: The Shop of Impossible Ice-creams!

Miss Whiteley then gave each group member a sketchbook in which they could write notes about the books, draw pictures and write their book reviews.

They then set to with paper and pencils to design their front covers for their sketch book.

Next week we will be finishing off the sketchbook front covers, discussing the first 5 chapters of the book and reading some more.

Leeds Book Awards – The Shortlist

Miss Cooke and I attended The Leeds Book Awards Launch Party yesterday where they announced the shortlisted books for each category.

They are:

Next half-term children will be invited to participate in the awards. For any children not involved in school but would like to then public libraries will have a number of copies of each shortlisted title which can be borrowed.

For more information visit:

Cressida Cowell Author Event

We’ve received an invitation from The Grammar School at Leeds to attend a very special event with author Cressida Cowell.

On Thursday 8th June 1.30-2.30pm Cressida will be at GSAL and Years 3, 4 and 5 can join in with the event online.

Cressida has written many books but the ones that are most loved in this school are How to Train a Dragon and also the Wizards Once series.