Following the success of our upper juniors shadowing the Cumbria Books Awards(Spellbinding), run by Cumbria Schools Library Services, the Infant classes were invited to ‘Dive Into Books’. A sea themed Summer Reading Challenge.
Both of these initiatives offer children the chance to read books which they may not normally read, collecting stickers to complete their reading passports. The children don’t have to complete a set amount of books they are just encouraged to read as many as possible. They are then given the opportunity to vote for their favourites. The votes are added to those from other participating schools and the winner announced.
This is the second year the infants have been involved in the challenge and again it has created a buzz in the library with children wanting to collect the different stickers and complete the sea shaped review sheets~all of which are free. If you want to be involved in the vote you can buy copies of the books at a discounted price otherwise you could devise your own list.
To promote the reading challenge with the infants I decorated the library with the themed books from the initiative as well as others which fit the theme. This week the infant children will be coming to the library in small groups to vote for their favourite book.
The children have to choose a winner from the following list:-
Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig Joyce Dunbar
The Pelican Who Couldn’t Neil Griffiths
My Little Book of Sharks Camilla de le Bédoyère
The Fish Who Could Wish John Bush & Korky Paul
Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary Simon Bartram
More, More, More! Dawn Casey
Dolphins Penelope Arlon
See What a Seal Can Do Chris Butterworth
My Little Book of Ocean Life Camilla de le Bédoyère
The Shark in the Dark Peter Bently
Turtle Louise Spilsbury
Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson
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