Every Decorated BookBench Tells a Special Story…

Thousands of young people from over 140 schools and community groups in the West Midlands have decorated 175 BookBenches with designs inspired by their favourite novels, comics, poems and prose.

With the help of generous partners, supporters and venues, we are thrilled to share their wonderful designs with you.

 

25. Two Brothers and a Chocolate Factory

The Big Read, 25. Two Brothers and a Chocolate Factory
Bournville Junior School BookBench inspired by Two Brothers and a Chocolate Factory: The Remarkable Story of Richard and George Cadbury, written by Juliet Clare Bell and illustrated by Jess Mikhail. ....

26. Imagination Starts Here!

The Big Read 26.Imagination Starts Here!
Yew Tree Community School BookBench inspired by our love of reading. The pupils wanted their BookBench to represent the whole school's love of reading, and decided that one way to achieve this would....

27. Wesleyan Competition Winner

The Big Read 27. Wesleyan Competition Winner
Arden Primary School BookBench inspired by favourite stories and fictional characters. Hundreds of schools entered Wesleyan's competition to win a blank BookBench. Arden Primary School won with a co....

28. The Wise Old Owl

The Big Read, 28.The Wise Old Owl
Barford Primary School BookBench inspired by our love of books, designed by our wonderful artist Beki. “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more p....

29. British Authors

The Big Read, 29. British Authors
Our Lady and St. Hubert's Primary School BookBench inspired by British authors we love. Class 4 spent time learning about British values and identity as part of their Citizenship work. They wanted t....

30. A Small Masterpiece

The Big Read, 30. A Small Masterpiece
St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School BookBench inspired by the imagination and creativity of children! The children of St. Patricks wanted the bench to represent the engagingness and excitement inv....

31. The Unstoppable Maggie McGee

The Big Read, 31. The Unstoppable Maggie McGee
Dave Gray for Wesleyan BookBench inspired by our amazing charity children's book The Unstoppable Maggie McGee. In 2015, Wesleyan funded the creation and publication of The Unstoppable Maggie McGee, ....

32. The Rainbow Fish

The Big Read, 32. The Rainbow Fish
Wheelers Lane Primary School BookBench inspired by the story of the most beautiful fish in the sea. During Book Week each year group took inspiration from a different beautiful picture book. They en....

33. The Night Pirates

The Big Read, 33. The Night Pirates
Wheelers Lane Primary School BookBench inspired by the swashbuckling adventure The Night Pirates, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright. During Book Week each year group took ....

34. The Journey

The Big Read, 34. The Journey
Wheelers Lane Primary School BookBench inspired by the exquisite illustrations and wonderful adventures in The Journey by Aaron Becker. During Book Week each year group was inspired by a different b....

35. The Tunnel

The Big Read, 35. The Tunnel
Wheelers Lane Primary School BookBench inspired by the turbulent tale of sibling adventures in The Tunnel by Anthony Brown. During Book Week each year group took inspiration from a different beautif....

36. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

The Big Read, 36. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Wheelers Lane Primary School BookBench inspired by the surreal Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. During Book Week each year group took inspiration from a different beautiful picture....