Leeds SLS


Our new 2017 story by Tom Palmer and pupils in schools across Leeds has now been completed.

Are you sitting comfortably, then let’s begin …

Read  Chapters 1-9

Thanks for following “The History Children”!

Chapter 1 with thanks to Bramley St Peter’s                             
Chapter 2 with thank to Allerton CE
Chapter 3 with thanks to Wykebeck
Chapter 4 with thanks to Whitkirk Primary    
Chapter 5 with thanks to St Bartholomew’s
Chapter 6 with thanks to Rothwell Victoria
Chapter 7 with thanks to Horsforth Featherbank
Chapter 8 with thanks to Holy Rosary & St Anne’s
Chapter 9 with thanks to Fountain Primary School, Morley

In 2016 Leeds School Library service presented ‘Loidis Ledes  Leeds’, an exciting 5 part ghost story written especially for you.

Bringinloidisg the history of Leeds to life as part of their Reading for Pleasure offer.  

Follow the adventures of three pupils across Leeds  …  across time

Iron Age     Romans     Anglo Saxons     Vikings     Now


sls certificateYou can read the whole story in full here.  Download your certificate here.

“We have read the first four chapters and it’s really, really good. Some of our class have even tried to write the next chapters because we can’t wait!” New Bewerley Community School


Screenshot (207)Story Writing Competition 

Tom has judged all the wonderful entries to the Leeds SLS writing competition.  He wants all the children who took part to know that it was really, really hard choosing a winner.

As a result and to say thank you, he will be giving a signed copy of one of his books to the following  fantastic runners up:

Isabelle, Carlton Primary
Joe, Horsforth Newlaithes
Harriet, Thorner Primary
Emre, Moortown Primary

Second place went to Ben from Chapel Allerton Primary.  Tom will visit Ben’s school soon, where he will read out Ben’s story.  Well done Ben!

And the winner is Max from Alwoodley Primary.  Tom will also visit Max’s school in July.  Congratulations Max!

Here – as promised – is a video of Tom reading Max’s story.  He hopes he did it justice.

Everyone at Leeds School Library Service and Tom say thank you very, very much to all the schools and children for entering.

Thank you Pioneers class at Thackley Primary School for your fantastic feedback!

loidisJack said:“I love this story it’s brilliant!”

Freya said: “I like the way you have mixed together a spooky story with historical facts.”

Carter said: “I really enjoyed finding out about real information facts about Leeds.”

Emily said: “I liked listening out for the places that came up in the story that I have visited in Leeds.”



Watch Tom reading aloud  Chapter 1 here.

Watch Tom reading aloud  Chapter 2 here.

Watch Tom reading aloud  Chapter 3 here.

Watch Tom reading aloud  Chapter 4 here.

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Watch Tom reading aloud  Chapter 5 here.


leeds story logoLoidis  Ledes  Leeds is a Classroom Read suitable for pupils in years 4,  5 and 6.  More details here.

Follow the adventures of three pupils across Leeds  …  across time

Iron Age     Romans     Anglo Saxons     Vikings     Now

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Tom researching around Leeds








Tour de Yorkshire

Opening Otley All Saints Library as part of Tour de Yorkshire

For more information, email Pauline.thresh@leeds.gov.uk

For more information about Leeds Schools Library Service click here .

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