Alice’s winning wonderland of books

Alice King, six, who has won a rvenous reader competition, is presented with her prize by Shelly Bullas, children's and young people's library service coordinator, at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Halifax.
Alice King, six, who has won a rvenous reader competition, is presented with her prize by Shelly Bullas, children's and young people's library service coordinator, at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Halifax.

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.”