Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesYear 6 runner ups of the Climate Action Poetry Competition @EcoSchoolsLCC @DovelandsLeic https://t.co/LMzD8ektNU4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesYear 5 runner ups of the Climate Action Poetry Competition @EcoSchoolsLCC @DovelandsLeic https://t.co/UDq5lOeTKz4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesYear 4 runner ups of the Climate Action Poetry Competition @EcoSchoolsLCC @WhitehallPriSch https://t.co/jUruFB6lQv4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThis afternoon we would like to share the KS2 runner ups of the Climate Action Poetry Competition starting with Year 3 @EcoSchoolsLCC @BridgeJun @DovelandsLeic @WhitehallPriSch https://t.co/zMVOC93fnZ4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThis morning we are sharing the KS2 Winners of the Climate Action Poetry Competition @EcoSchoolsLCC @BridgeJun @DovelandsLeic https://t.co/VtpVi5wrmh4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe wanted to share the Climate Action Poetry Competition Winners and Runners up Today we are sharing the Winners from EYFS and KS1 @EcoSchoolsLCC https://t.co/lZdLxhHUQL4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @DHAchildrens: Thrilled to see @feebleskaya's hugely relatable #picturebook READY, RABBIT? on this shortlist - big thank you to the stud…4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: What a fantastic shortlist! Congratulations to all of the authors! We have copies of the books available to borrow via…4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @EmerStamp: So proud to have been invited to be part of this. https://t.co/DqqNRERXqb1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesDuring 2020/21 we launched Our Brilliant Book Club with schools across Leicester & this week they will receive the delayed 2nd Edition We have featured @SmritiPH @robstarlingart @EmerStamp & @ZannaDavidson with lots more suggestions in the accompanying Newsletter @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/eBOqDYoXx11 month 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.