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Y5&6 Spellbinding Cumbria Book Award (Mar 2019)

Ten Y5 and ten Y6 children were selected to take part in the popular Spellbinding competition this Spring 2019.  The challenge is to read as many books as you can from the shortlist of 10 and collect stickers for your passport along the way.  From the hundreds of brilliant books published during 2018, the Cumbria Library Service selected a shortlist of 10 popular books, which would enthuse and excite Year 5 and 6 children about reading. Our children were excited to take part in the reading challenge!


After Easter the children will be voting for their favourite book!

So far, the children have thoroughly enjoyed reading a wide variety of new books, which have challenged and motivated all children in the competition to read on a daily basis! Many year 6 children said, “Reading lots of different books from different genres has helped me to expand my mind.”


This is what the children have thought about the competition this term:

Evie, “The competition has challenged me to read lots of different books which I wouldn’t usually choose, but I have really enjoyed reading most of them.”

Lucie, “My favourite books are usually from the series ‘The Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, but this competition has helped me to try new books and challenge my reading skills.”

Y5, “Our favourite book so far is ‘The Chocolate Factory Ghost’, because it was very mysterious and made us think about what’s going to happen next in the story.”

Y6, “Our favourite book was ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’, because it was interesting to learn about refugees and find out about how some people travel to different places.”

“I have really enjoyed reading all of the different books this half term. The different books have helped me to improve my reading skills and challenge me. My favourite book was ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’, because it made me feel emotional and think about how other people live and what they have to deal with.” Archie Y5.

Archie, “I have challenged myself to read 7 books this half term and I have loved reading them all!”

Oliver (Y6): “I like that I have been given the chance to read lots of different book genres. I was reading ‘I Swapped my Brother on the Internet’ and I enjoyed the humour in the story. It has also helped me with my spelling in class.”


We look forward to finding out the winning book voted by all the schools in Cumbria!  Visit Frog to add  your reviews!