On World Book Day, Eleanor Parker, the Librarian at St. James Senior Girls’ School in London launched an Inter-Form competition called ‘Judging a book by it’s door’. The challenge was to transform form room doors with a Harry Potter theme. This is what she told me: ‘I was amazed at the effort, creativity, detail and talent that had been put in to each door, it was truly awe-inspiring. Incredibly each one was totally different from the others. Doors included Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, a 3D shop set up with bottles and jars; Spider Surprise with huge hanging papier mache spiders; our very own St James’ Marauder’s Map; a brilliant 3D flying car and a 3D serpent; quizzes and riddles to solve, and heaps of genuine Harry Potter props! The pupils had so much fun setting up their doors and there was a real buzz as they all went around school looking at the other entries. I was so pleased that actually the whole school took part, including the Year 11s (with a bit of prompting from their form teachers!) AND the Sixth Form! Deciding the winners was one of the most difficult tasks I’ve faced so far as a School Librarian!’ Eleanor sent me lots of lovely photos, but sadly I had to choose between them and these are three of my favourites. What a wonderful way to celebrate books – what did you do? Send me in stories and pics – would love to feature them!