Children’s Book Week 31st Oct to 6th Nov 2016



This autumn, we celebrated Children’s Book Week with a great line up of events for schools to take part in.

We started the week with a visit from children’s author Elen Caldecott on Monday 31 October. Elen is best known  for her Marsh Road mysteries and novels such as the Great Ice-cream Heist and the Mystery of Wickworth Manor. Plus, in keeping with Halloween, we had multi-cultural ghost stories for Upper Key Stage 2.

Throughout the week there were themed stories and puppets for Early Years from Kate Swift. We heard stories and legends from storyteller Mrs Stanley including Stone Soup, Little Rabbit Foo Foo and How the Kiwi lost his Wings and professional storyteller Emily Hennessey returned with her fabulous retellings of famous myths and legends.

We rounded the week off on Friday 4 November with children’s author Tracey Corderoy, who is famous for her Shift McGifty and Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble rhyming picture books. This was a lovely session comprising stories, props and a craft activity for 5 to 7 year olds.

“The children were all fully engaged and had a wonderful afternoon. The children were motivated to write and share their own spooky stories following the session.” Miss Walton  – Year 6 class teacher, Eastcroft Park Primary

“The stories would have been scary for younger children but I wanted something even more scary!” Year 6 pupil, Eastcroft Park Primary

You can find lots of resources and activities, plus tips and advice on reading on the Booktrust website childrens-book-week/