Patron of Reading

porA Patron of Reading is an author or illustrator who works with a school to encourage reading for pleasure. You can find out more about the scheme here.

I am currently Patron of Reading for Sacred Heart Primary School in Barrow, Cumbria. I work with the librarian, Ms Needham, to help pupils find books they love reading. One of the ways I do this is by setting reading challenges.

The current reading challenge is to:

Read a book that involves winter, snow or ice.

Write a paragraph to describe what you liked about the story or draw a picture inspired by the book!

Some of my favourite wintery stories are SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats, PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, and POLAR BEAR EXPLORERS’ CLUB by Alex Bell and Tomislav Tomic.

I look forward to hearing what pupils love about these books, and other wintery stories they find in the library!