Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesA huge congratulations to the amazing @JosephACoelho from everyone here in Leicester! https://t.co/08UeUHiUUL1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @InglehurstJun: We met a real life author this week and we loved it! A huge thank you to Jo Simmons for joining us and inspiring us to r…1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThe final day of Author Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors yesterday @MitchAuthor, @mossmontmomery, and @alexsheppard for joining us. Thank you to @SandfieldClose, @braunstone_cps, @RollestonPri, @Slaterprimary, @EyresMonsellPri for hosting our authors. https://t.co/cYzNncsYNd1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors today @SerenaKPatel and @lthompsonwrites for joining us in person. Thank you to @DovelandsLeic, @CharnwoodSchool, Folville Junior and @ParksPrimary for hosting our authors. https://t.co/O3EDVabHha1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesIt was great spending the day with you at @DovelandsLeic and @WolseyHouse. Thank you! https://t.co/IaqMXyxvgm1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors yesterday @cath_howe, @JenniferKillick and @joanna_simmons for joining us in person. Thank you to @WolseyHouse, @InglehurstJun, @PrimaryMarriott for hosting our authors. https://t.co/wtoHNyRjDE1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors on Monday @simonjamesgreen and Tom Palmer for joining us in person. Thank you to @GranbyPrimary, @BuswellsLodge, Shenton Primary and St John the Baptist for hosting our authors. https://t.co/Ea0ZnnfDOK1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors on Monday @jabberworks and @sharnajackson for joining us in person. Thank you to @fields_st, @SJS_trips, @GlebelandsLeic and Wyvern for hosting our authors. https://t.co/uVsqJUDw601 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesDay 14 of Author Month on Tour today. Thank you so much to our fantastic author @JustoneSteve for joining us in person. Thank you to @AvenuePrimarySc and @WhitehallPriSch for hosting our author! https://t.co/8jFQiNCzKq1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesDay 13 of Author Month on Tour today. Thank you to our fantastic authors @andyseedauthor, @simonjamesgreen & @JustoneSteve for joining us in person. Thank you to Barley Croft, @LindenPrimary, @GranbyPrimary, @WolseyHouse, @SandfieldClose, and @SJS_trips for hosting our authors https://t.co/Exlwiwm7yV2 months ago

Our Best Book

Our Best Book is the Leicester Libraries annual fiction book award for Year 5/6 in Leicester City primary schools. It is run in partnership with Whatever It Takes and Creative Learning Services (CLS).

What's involved?

The Our Best Book Award aims to be a high impact and fun project, motivating children to read for pleasure and encourage them to continue to be readers as they prepare to transition to secondary school.

Each year, 15 long list titles are selected by the Leicester Libraries and CLS librarians. The intention is that these offer a huge range of genres and length of book to appeal and be accessible to as many Year 5/6 readers as possible.

Children in participating schools across the city then discuss, debate and vote on the 15 books to produce a shortlist of five great books. Multiple copies (15 of each) of the top five books are supplied to the schools where they are read and voted on by year 5/6 children involved and the winner announced as ‘Our Best Book’ at an award event in June.

How can we get involved?

Whatever it Takes contributes £450 per participating school to support their involvement in the project.

For more information about Our Best Book please email sandy.gibbons@leicester.gov.uk.