Our summer review-writing competition is back for 2023!
If you're a primary school pupil, get reading this summer and send us your book review. You could win a zoom chat for your class with 'Dirty Bertie' author Alan MacDonald, plus 200 books from Wob to add to your school library!
Alan MacDonald is the author of the 'Dirty Bertie' series and other popular books such as The Prince of Pants and Iggy of the Urks. He has also worked on writing for Television shows such as Horrid Henry and The Tweenies. He really enjoys paying Author visits to schools and answering questions from the children he meets there.
Have you read a book and wanted to tell everyone they should read it? Well, now's your chance! Send us a review of your must-read book and you could win books for you and your school.
You can use one of these templates for your book review, one from school, or you can create your own.
If there isn't a book that you would like to review, you can choose an e-book (Oxford Owl have some great free ones) or alternatively write your own short story (maximum 600 words).
Summertime book review
Some things to include in your review:
Paint a quick picture – explain what the book is about, but no spoilers please!
Opinion – why do you like it? Why didn’t you like it?
Who else would like this book?
Would you recommend it to others, or not?
What could you win?
Alan MacDonald is the author of the 'Dirty Bertie' series and other popular books such as 'The Prince of Pants' and 'Iggy of the Urks'. He has also worked on writing for Television shows such as 'Horrid Henry' and 'The Tweenies'. He will host a virtual Q&A with the Winning classes in KS1 and KS2!
Thanks to the generosity of Wob, the two winning schools will also receive the fantastic prize of 200 books each to boost their School library!
The winning pupils and schools will each receive a certificate, and their book reviews will be featured on the Schoolreaders website and Social Media. The winning entrants from each Key stage will also receive a £25 book voucher.
This is a competition for pupils of primary school age.
The child's name and age and an adult's contact details must be included with each entry.
Please also include the name and town of the entrant’s primary school so we can contact them.
Send entries by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to: Schoolreaders, Bedford Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7PH.
We would be very happy for any teachers to use the competition as an English exercise (more chances for your school to win!).
Please register if you would like your school to become a Schoolreaders partner school and receive free reading volunteers to support your pupils.
All entries need to be submitted by 5pm on Saturday 30th September 2023.
The Competition is open to any child attending a UK school, who is in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 on 6th June 2023.
- Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Saturday 30th September 2023.
Entries will be judged by members of the Schoolreaders Judging Panel. Our decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winners will be announced and notified within four weeks of the closing date.
If a school chooses to use this competition as a class exercise they must seek parental/ guardian consent for each entry and, if requested by Schoolreaders, must provide written evidence of such consent.
By entering the book review competition, participants and their parent(s) or guardian(s) are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.
Schoolreaders reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition, and these Terms and Conditions.
Any changes will be notified to participants as soon as possible by Schoolreaders.