Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesSchools in Leicester are hearing from @MrEPrimary about Re-engaging their school community in reading this morning. Our first virtual Reading Champions' Conference. More bite-sized conferences happening each month with different topics. @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/v5W03t9IZK6 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it Takes@MBooks2love @MrEPrimary Everyone who booked on via Eventbrite have been sent a link to the session.6 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are so excited to be part of this fantastic initiative again this year alongside @leicesterlibrar and @MidlandsCLS A fabulous selection of books again this year, set to inspire and entertain Year 5/6 pupils! https://t.co/2VhAQtPEW81 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesOn Wednesday we are welcoming @MrEPrimary to our Reading Champions' Conference - have you booked your place? #reading #school #Leicester #whateverittakes https://t.co/zUvkp48vGZ1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: There's still time for your child to complete the #SummerReadingChallenge, as it runs until 30 September. Stuck for i…2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @StokesWoodPS: We have been on Sky News today! Here’s the video of our feature https://t.co/WrfFTu4zaX @leicesterliz @leicesterssp @N3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Paul is back with our second instalment of this week's online storytelling, as part of the #SillySquad #SummerReadingC3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @OrchardMead_Lib: The mobile library is ready for action. Visiting the Year 9 and 10 zones today #letsgetreading https://t.co/rxG1K7Nlvy3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @InglehurstJun: What a week we have had so far! The children have loved reading our class book - #KidNormal 📖 They have thoroughly enjoy…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @MowmacreHill: Welcome to the latest member of our Mowmacre Family - it’s “Book Bot” Great way to promote reading - there are going to b…3 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.