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The Marcus Rashford Book Club

The Marcus Rashford Book Club is a reader-recommends programme created by England International footballer and child food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford MBE and Macmillan Children’s Books, to encourage and nurture a love of reading in children.

Macmillan Children’s Books has partnered with children’s food charity Magic Breakfast to launch the Marcus Rashford Book Club, donating 50,000 free books through the charity and reaching children in over 850 primary schools across England and Scotland. 

Marcus Rashford MBE

For too long, the joy of reading has been restricted by whether or not a family has the contingency budget to purchase books. The children who often miss out are those on Free School Meals and users of Breakfast Clubs, who more than likely need fiction, and non-fiction, to escape reality from time to time. We haven't been affording these children the option of reading for fun but that changes today.

Introducing Book 1 in the Marcus Rashford Book Club

Macmillan Children's Books are pleased to announce the first book in the Marcus Rashford Book Club. Publishing in June, A Dinosaur Ate My Sister by Pooja Puri and illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan is a middle-grade laugh-out-loud, fully-illustrated time travel adventure. 

A Dinosaur Ate My Sister : A Marcus Rashford Book Club Choice - Pooja Puri

Esha Verma is a GENIUS INVENTOR.

And she’s just created her most brilliant invention yet: A TIME MACHINE. (Ok her sidekick Broccoli may have helped. A bit.)

But when her IGNORAMUS big sister Nishi accidentally gets STUCK in the age of the dinosaurs, Esha and Broccoli must face: terrifying T-rexes, mysterious black holes, glitchy inventions and a new recruit for The Office Of Time on a PREHISTORIC RESCUE MISSION to get her back.



New from Marcus Rashford

You Are a Champion : How to Be the Best You Can Be - Marcus Rashford

It's hard to know what is possible until you start.

You have to be able to dream big and be prepared to work towards your dreams.

Good things take time. I've achieved a lot, but it didn't come in one go - big things rarely happen overnight, and good things rarely happen as if by magic...

Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on-and-off the pitch - but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester.

Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life. No matter who you are and no matter where you come from, every single person in the world has the potential to be a champion.

In You Are a Champion, the nation's favourite footballer gives you the tools you need to reach your full potential, showing you how to be the very BEST version of yourself you can be. Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus's own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner.

Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions - they just might not know it yet. It shows kids how to:- Be comfortable with who you are - you can't be a champion until you're happy being you!



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