LBA Award Ceremony



Today 10 children accompanied by Mrs Johnson and Miss Whiteley attended the Leeds Book Awards Award Ceremony at the Pudsey Civic Hall.

Over the past 4 months, the children had been reading the 6 shortlisted titles, writing reviews on the Leeds Book Awards website and discussing the books. Then finally they had the opportunity to vote for their favourite.

Almost 50 Primary schools and 450 children participated in the awards all of which were invited to the ceremony.

Poet Craig Bradley provided the entertainment and announced the winning book and author…..

Poppy’s Hero by Rachel Billington

Poppy's Hero

After the ceremony finished the children had the opportunity to buy books and get them signed by the authors.

All in all a fantastic day!

Posing with the winning author

Posing with the winning author









Leeds Book Awards update

The book group has been meeting for the past few weeks and the children have been busy reading the shortlisted titles.

Here are some of the reviews so far:

Poppy's HeroEmily wrote “Poppys hero to me was a brilliant book it is heart touching and it has a lot of feelings and emotions. I think you will love it”.

5 out of 5


Gods and warriors

Sory wrote “the best book I’ve ever read”

4 out of 5



Hitler's Angel

Adam wrote  “I really enjoyed it. As soon as I’d started it I really couldn’t stop, it was as if the pages were turning themselves”.

5 out of 5

Leeds Book Awards – Granny Grabbers’ Wizz Bang World by Charlotte Haptie

granny Grabbers

This is the story of Deliah Smart, a little girl who’s parents are far too busy to look after her so they order a childcare robot. Granny Grabbers the robot is supposed to just look after the ‘child unit’ and undertake household duties but Granny Grabbers’ has other ideas…..

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Leeds Book Awards shortlist announced!

We will be taking part in the Leeds Book Awards again this year. The books that have been shortlised are:

Poppy’s Hero – Rachel Billington

Granny Grabbers’ Wizz Bang World – Charlotte Haptie

The Demon’s Watch – Conrad Mason

Hitler’s Angel  – William Osborne

Gods and Warriors – Michelle Paver

Fright Forest – Elf Girl and Raven Boy – Marcus Sedgewick


Children from year 5 & 6 will be reading these books and writing reviews so watch this space!