Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you to @jonesgarethp @joshuaseigal @SerenaKPatel for the brilliant #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions today Thank you to the host schools @ARHPrimary @AvenuePrimarySc @GranbyPrimary Linden Primary @RollestonPri & @StokesWoodPS as well as the other schools who joined https://t.co/6rfxqCCz6V3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @joshuaseigal: Can’t wait! https://t.co/QtbVK6z6fi3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @jonesgarethp: Today I got to read Rabunzel to loads of kids courtesy of the brilliant @LeicesterWiT & it was so brilliant to see them a…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @MissSpurling: #Year4 had a fantastic time this afternoon in their virtual author talk with @joshuaseigal They even convinced him to per…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @joshuaseigal: Thanks so much for having me - bring on tomorrow! #edutwitter https://t.co/H4gcSubcw33 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @EarlyTrain: Really brilliant day working with schools across Leicester - big thanks to all the team involved; so well organised and suc…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @SerenaKPatel: Looking forward to a day with @LeicesterWiT tomorrow for the #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 especially excited for this because Gr…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @joshuaseigal: can't wait! https://t.co/vGg8Z1Smwf3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @CJSMissQ: incredibly inspiring talk with Sarah McIntyre @jabberworks this morning as part of #authorweekontour2021 Thank you @Leicester3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @jabberworks: @LeicesterWiT @CatherineJunio5 @ParksPrimary @SandfieldClose Thanks so much for hosting me! Here’s a link, if any of the s…3 days 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.