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_storyhouse4 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…4 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

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.