and the winner is…..!

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This morning the book club (who have been participating in the Leeds Book Awards since January) accompanied Miss Whiteley and Mrs Glazer to Pudsey Civic Hall to IMG_3299attend the Awards Ceremony.

It was all very exciting, there were over 400 children attending from Primary schools across Leeds. The ceremony was hosted by poet Craig Bradley who told lots of silly jokes and performed some poetry.

Six primary schools each did a performance based upon one of the IMG_3300shortlisted books and then the winner was announced…..

Everyone held their breath.

The winner of the 2014 Leeds Book Awards was –

Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones!

After the ceremony the group had IMG_0196the opportunity to meet the authors (5 of the 6 authors had attended) and have their books or notepads signed.

Everyone left the Awards Ceremony having had a great morning.

However, the exciting day didn’t stop there, at Leeds train station the book club were extremely fortunate to meet Olympic cyclist, Jason Kenny!

The group rode bikes and then had their photograph taken with Jason. What an amazing ending to an already fabulous day!


LBA – Voting now closed

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The voting has now closed for this year’s Leeds Book Awards. Having thought carefully about the books that they have read over the past few months, deliberated very hard, this I how the group from ACE have voted:

The Great Ice-Cream Heist by Elen Caldecott           0 votes

Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley              0 votes

Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand                   0 votes

Osbert the Avenger by Christopher William Hill         0 votes

The Childs Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston  1 vote

Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones                                     7 votes

Looks like Wild Boy was greatly enjoyed by the group!

I wonder who will win????

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall on Thursday 20th May.

Leeds Book Awards

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The group has been reading the six short listed books and we have been swapping our thoughts on them.

With the Easter holidays looming and only one group member, Hannah, who has read all six books so far, the rest of the group will be doing lots of reading over the holidays so that they can cast their votes (each person can vote for their favourite shortlisted book)before the voting deadline on Friday 25th April.

Come back soon to find out which book/s ACE have voted as their favourite/s.

To find out more about the Leeds Book Awards or to read the group’s book reviews please visit

World Book Day Countdown

WBD logoWorld Book Day is almost here!

On Thursday 6th March we will be celebrating books by sharing our favourite stories and traditional tales. In the library there will be quizzes and a design a bookmark competition.

World Book Day £1 vouchers will also be given out and everyone will have the opportunity to swap their voucher for a World Book Day book.

Which one will you choose?


Leeds Book Awards update

LBA logoWow! 28 children put forward their names to participate in the this years Leeds Book Awards, unfortunately only 8 children are able to take part.

They are:

  • Ellie (Yr 6)
  • Hannah (Yr 6)
  • Kea (Yr 6)
  • Nia (Yr 5)
  • Gemma (Yr 5)
  • Rachel M (Yr 5)
  • Patrick (Yr 5)
  • Lewis (Yr 5)

Congratulations all!

If you did not get selected please don’t be too disappointed, Year 6 you may have the opportunity at High School (11- 14 & 14 – 16 categories) and Year 5 perhaps try again next year.

Also watch out for Read For My School (reading competition) and the Kate Greenaway Medal more information coming soon.


Leeds Book Award – Want to take Part?

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Would you like to take part in this years Leeds Book Awards?

All you have to do is:

  • Read 6 books from January to April
  • Write 6 short reviews
  • Meet once a week to talk about the books/do a fun activity/read your book
  • Vote for your favourite book
  • Attend the Award Ceremony


Miss Whiteley will be talking to Year 5 & 6 in their library sessions this week but if you want to find out more or have any questions please see Miss Whiteley.

Leeds Book Awards 2014

LBA logoExciting times ahead. The school has registered again to take part in this year’s     Leeds Book Awards.

The awards run from January to April with the winning book announced at the awards ceremony which is held in Pudsey in May.

A small group of children from years 5 & 6 will be invited to participate in the awards and will read 6 shortlisted books, write a review for each, take part in fun activities and vote for their favourite book. They will also receive an invitation to attend the awards ceremony at which they will be able to meet the authors of the books.

If you are interested in taking part – keep checking the blog!