ALICE King’s ravenous reading was rewarded when she won a hamper full of books from Calderdale libraries.
The six-year-old, a pupil at St Mary’s Catholic primary school, Halifax, was presented with the prize after taking part in a competition which challenged children to read two books a month for eight months.
Shelley Bullas, co-ordinator of Calderdale’s children’s and young people’s libraries services, gave the youngster her award at a school assembly.
She said: “Alice loves books so she was thrilled to win the hamper.”
Calderdale libraries has stopped its Ravenous Readers competition now but will be launching a new family reading game in January.
“Most library services run some sort of reading game, just to get kids reading more,” said Shelley.
“It isn’t just a school-based activity, it’s something fun that anyone can do.”