Have you got an aspiring young writer in the family?
Budding young writers can have a spring in their step thanks to a great new story competition. And there is even the chance for them to have their story read out at Leeds Central Library as the prize. The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Leeds Library and Information Service for this Spring-themed contest.
To enter children just have to write a story of 200 words or less. It must also start with the following intro which is not included in the word count.
“It really felt like the first day of Spring. Amongst the snowdrops I saw something sparkling on the grass…….. ”
There will be categories for primary schoolchildren, secondary schoolchildren and pupils at special schools. The winning stories will then be read out by Leeds illustrator and author of Mariella Mystery Investigates series, Kate Pankhurst on April 10. The winners will also have a chance to meet Kate.
All entries by email to email@example.com or sent in using the share a story button www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk by March 20th 2015. Entries may appear in the paper and online.
Usual Johnston Press rules apply, go to http://www.johnstonpress.co.uk/competition
Not enough time to get down to the library?
Feeling the chill and want to stay indoors but fancy a new read? Or maybe you’re getting a tablet or eReader for Christmas?
Well in addition to our incredibly popular main eBooks and eAudio collection, we’re thrilled to announce a new eReading Room for Children and Young People, making it easier to find the titles aimed at this age group.
With nearly 800 titles to choose from, search by:
Subject (thriller, humour), Collection (most downloaded, just returned, audio, new), Level.
We’ll be adding titles to the collection on a regular basis and it’s easy to download – Downloading instructions
All downloads are FREE, and you can download up to 6 titles for 21 days.
Place a hold if a title you like is already out. that’s free too.
You just need library membership and a PIN number (if you’re a member but don’t have a PIN you can easily get one from your library) Enjoy!