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_storyhouse3 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…3 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 Picture Book

A great new addition to the WiT offer since 2019-20, Our Best Picture Book seeks to involve Year 2 in their very own reading award. The rationale behind the project is linked to the idea that the younger children of KS1 do not have the benefit of being involved in Our Best Book but we know they would love it. In brief, the purpose of the project is to engage pupils and their parents in reading, discussing and judging the merits of six picture book titles, borrowing the books and sharing them together. It will follow a similar format to Our Best Book will be co-ordinated in partnership with Leicester Libraries and Creative Learning Services (CLS).

The project aims to…

  • Inspire and motivate children in Year 2 to be active readers
  • Inspire and motivate parents to be involved in their child’s reading
  • Develop and support reading for pleasure in KS1
  • Develop awareness of new titles/authors
  • Provide schools with multiple copies of a range of picture books to use as part of the project and beyond

How can schools get involved?

Email rebecca.partington@sdsa.net