Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you so much @sophyhenn for this morning's session with Leicester schools for Our Best Book. It was fantastic to meet you and hear all about Pizazz. The draw-a-long was brilliant @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @simonschusterUK https://t.co/TcCEL8fjT82 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are incredibly pleased to be welcoming @sophyhenn (virtually) to Leicester for another Our Best Book 2022 author event @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @simonschusterUK - see you all tomorrow!3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesA huge thank you to the amazing @josephobrady and brilliant @PatriceAggs for talking to the children of Leicester this morning about 'No Country' - Our Best Book 2022 @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @DFB_storyhouse3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @mellorschool: 5LD joined a live virtual event with Joe Brady and Patrice Aggs, the author and illustrator of the amazing graphic novel…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it Takes@MidlandsCLS This looks exciting!😀4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are super excited about the Our Best Book 2022 author talk tomorrow morning with @josephobrady and @PatriceAggs discussing the book No Country @leicesterlibrar @midlands - see you then!😀4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you to @edgechristopher for your brilliant virtual author visit this afternoon as part of Our Best Book 2022 @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS5 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @missvirdeerps: Thank you @edgechristopher for our invite to the best book event. The children had lots of interesting questions. @Missd5 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are excited to announce that Author Month On Tour is returning to schools this June! A number of highly inspirational children's authors will lead a session comprised of an author talk, followed by creative writing and/or illustration masterclass for pupils. https://t.co/QIg4kwyt111 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesLet's hear from the winner's of Our Best Picture Book 2022, Alex Latimer and David Litchfield for Pip and Egg. https://t.co/hjmhfaQpZQ @almaxlat @dc_litchfield @MidlandsCLS @leicesterlibrar4 weeks ago

Whatever It Takes

...to get every child in Leicester reading!

Whatever it Takes (WiT) is the Leicester City School’s initiative to get every child in Leicester reading. The initiative is a collaborative approach to tackling low literacy levels across the city and is dedicated to ensuring that, as a city, we are reading for pleasure.

Support the training and development of staff in schools who lead, teach and support reading.

Help schools provide effective, targeted work for some of their more vulnerable learners.

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Thank you so much @sophyhenn for this morning's session with Leicester schools for Our Best Book. It was fantastic to meet you and hear all about Pizazz. The draw-a-long was brilliant @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @simonschusterUK

We are incredibly pleased to be welcoming @sophyhenn (virtually) to Leicester for another Our Best Book 2022 author event @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @simonschusterUK - see you all tomorrow!

A huge thank you to the amazing @josephobrady and brilliant @PatriceAggs for talking to the children of Leicester this morning about 'No Country' - Our Best Book 2022 @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @DFB_storyhouse

5LD joined a live virtual event with Joe Brady and Patrice Aggs, the author and illustrator of the amazing graphic novel 'No Country' The children were able to find out about their inspiration behind the book and how they collaborate together to generate ideas #leicesterlibrar

We are super excited about the Our Best Book 2022 author talk tomorrow morning with @josephobrady and @PatriceAggs discussing the book No Country @leicesterlibrar @midlands - see you then!😀

Thank you to @edgechristopher for your brilliant virtual author visit this afternoon as part of Our Best Book 2022 @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS