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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.
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In this courageous and beautiful book, Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, tells the story of her upbringing; of a delightful and outgoing girl in Ha-Vhangani, a small Venda village.
She is surrounded by a loving extended family. However, things for Shudu take a turn for the worst when she moves to Mpumalanga to live with her mom. At her new school, Shudu is bullied by her classmates. Read how Shudu overcomes her sadness and her challenges, and grows into a girl, and then an adult, who has learned to love herself!
Published in partnership with Miss South Africa, a leadership platform for ambitious young South African women. Through a pageantry process, contestants receive world-renowned coaching in addition to advanced networking, business and life skills. Shaped into brand ambassadors for our country, they become champions of women’s rights, thought leaders and savvy career women who inspire other young South Africans to fulfil their potential, recognise their self-worth and find their place in the world.
In hierdie dapper en pragtige verhaal vertel Mejuffrou Suid-Afrika, Shudufhadzo Musida, die storie van waar sy vandaan kom; as ’n singende, dansende babbelkous in ’n klein dorpie met die naam Ha-Vhangani, omring met liefde, veral dié van haar ma en Gogo Gugu.
Maar dinge loop skeef vir Shudu wanneer sy na ’n nuwe plek trek en deur haar klasmaats geboelie word.
Lees hoe Shudu haar hartseer en uitdagings te bowe kom, en ’n jong meisie en volwassene word wat geleer het om haarself lief te hê!
With shades of Pride and Prejudice and The Count of Monte Cristo, Laura Wood has penned a Cinderella story for the Bridgerton generation. Iris Grey's childhood was idyllic... until her father remarried. Iris's new stepmother and two stepsisters were cold-hearted schemers, and when her father dies in mysterious circumstances, Iris knows that something is wrong. Far too spirited to be forced into a life of servitude, she runs away to London. When she crosses paths with handsome, clever and cold Nicholas Wynter, Iris realises that this is her moment for revenge. Together they plot the downfall of their enemies - but the pair begin to find they have more in common than a desire for justice. Will their spark burn bright or will it be extinguished in the flames of their ambition? A fabulously fresh retelling of Cinderella with a heroine who isn't afraid to take her destiny into her own hands Perfect for fans of Jane Austen Laura Wood is the author of A Sky Painted Gold and Under a Dancing Star
Explore the incredible history of Afro hair. The Story of Afro Hair celebrates the fashion and styles of Afro hair over the last 5,000 years. From plaits to the Gibson Girl, cornrows to locks, the hi-top fade to funki dreds, The Story of Afro Hair is the ultimate book of Afro hairstories. Kicking off with an explanation of how Afro hair type grows and why, The Story of Afro Hair then takes us right back to the politics and fashion of Ancient Egypt. Speeding forwards to modern times we experience the Kingdom of Benin, Henry VIII's court, the enslavement of African peoples, the Harlem Renaissance, the beginnings of Rastafarianism, Britain in the 1980s - and much more. With vibrant full colour illustrations by Joelle Avelino. A sparkling gold foil hardback cover - the perfect gift for anyone interested in culture, fashion and history. With profiles of inspirational key figures in the Afro hair beauty industry, such as Sara Spencer Washington, Madam CJ Walker, Viola Desmond, Lincoln Dyke, Dudley Dryden and Anthony Wade.
Kule ncwadi entle kangakanana nenika inkuthazo, uMiss South Africa, uShudufhadzo Musida, ubalisa ngebali lakhe lobuntwana; eyintombazana ethanda ukucula, ukudanisa nelincoko, ekhulele kwilali eyaziwa ngokuba yiHa-Vhangani, egcwele uthando, ingakumbi elikamama wakhe noGogo Gugu.
Kodwa izinto zange zimhambele kakuhle uShudu ngelixa ethuthela kwidolophu entsha, apho afika agezelwe ngabanye afunda nabo, bemenza isigculelo sabo.
Funda ngendlela uShudu ajongana nazo ngayo iintsizi zakhe nemingeni adibana nayo, aze abe yintombazana, nenina eliqolileyo elifunde kabanzi ngokuzithanda!
Bukeng ena e ntle le e tletseng kgothatso, Mofts Afrika Borwa, Shudufhadzo Musida, o pheta pale ya moo a tswang teng bophelong; ho tsa mmino le ho tantsha le ho ba sebueng motsaneng o bitswang Ha-Vhangani, a potapotilwe ke lerato haholoholo le tswang ho mme wa hae le Nkgono Gugu.
Empa dintho di a senyeha ha Shudu a fallela toropong e ntjha mme o hloriswa ke bomphato ba hae ka tlelaseng.
Bala kamoo Shudu a hlolang tlhonamo le mathata ao a kopaneng le ona, mme e eba ngwanana, le ho ba motho e moholoya ithutileng ho ithata!
Kule ncwadi enhle enesikhuthazo, iNkosazane Ningizimu Afrika, uShudufhadzo Musida, uxoxa ngesiqalo sempilo yakhe; ecula futhi edansa futhi eyintombazanyana ephaphile emzaneni othiwa yiHa-Vhangani, ezungezwe luthando ikakhulukazi ngumama wakhe noGogo Gugu.
Kodwa izinto zambhedela uShudu lapho eyohlala edolobheni elisha lapho waxhashazwa khona ngabanye abafundi ekilasini.
Funda ukuthi uShudu wakunqoba kanjani ukudangala nezinselelo zakhe, waze wakhula waba yintombi nomuntu omdala, owafunda ukuzithanda yena!
No matter how you try to hide it, the truth will always come out . . . After a plane crash sees a group of seven teens washed up on a desert island, their first thought is survival. But a terrible secret from a party the night before has followed them ashore. Facing deadly threats and the fear of being stranded forever, they quickly discover that being the most popular kid in High School doesn't help when you're fighting to stay alive. As the island deals each of them a dangerous blow, it's clear that someone is looking for justice. Now survival depends on facing the truth about that party: who was hurt that night, and who let it happen? From multi-award-winning author and gender equality activist, Laura Bates, this thought-provoking drama will start an important conversation and keep you guessing to the end.
What's your favourite story? Join Henley in his search for his in this wonderfully fun picture book! From Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell comes an exciting new story that shows even reluctant readers that there is a book out there for everyone! Meet Henley, an all-around good kid, who hates to read. When he's supposed to be reading, he would rather do anything else. But one day, he gets the scariest homework assignment in the world: find your favourite book to share with the class tomorrow. How can Henley find a story that speaks to everything inside of him? Malcolm Mitchell, bestselling author of The Magician's Hat and Super Bowl champion, pulls from his own literary triumph to deliver a fun and empowering picture book for readers of all abilities. Through his advocacy and his books, Malcolm imparts the important message that every story has the potential to become a favourite. With a lovely message about reading at its core, this is the perfect book for children having trouble approaching reading. Review Praise for The Magician's Hat: "Mitchell proves to have a touch of magic as an author as well as on the field." -- Kirkus Reviews "Malcolm Mitchell's mission is to inspire readers. The Magician's Hat will cast its spell on you!" -- Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series "Malcolm Mitchell is changing the world through the power of reading." -- Dav Pilkey, bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series Praise for The Magician's Hat: "Mitchell proves to have a touch of magic as an author as well as on the field." -- Kirkus Reviews "Malcolm Mitchell's mission is to inspire readers. The Magician's Hat will cast its spell on you!" -- Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series "Malcolm Mitchell is changing the world through the power of reading." -- Dav Pilkey, bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series About the Author Malcolm Mitchell is a US football hero who helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI. He's also the founder of an initiative called Read with Malcolm, which works to improve literacy in schools. Malcolm's Share the Magic Foundation promotes the benefits of reading to kids in underserved communities. As the New England Patriots Summer Reading Ambassador, he encourages summer reading. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. About the Illustrator Born and raised in northern Ohio, Michael Robertson graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in painting. He spent 10 years as a toy designer and character developer, before trying his hand at illustration. His work has appeared on many children's products, greeting cards, books, toys, and magazines, and has received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators.
A perfectly-pitched tale of fun and friendship, from master storyteller Michelle Robinson and illustrator extraordinaire Tom Knight. Kevin the cucumber is so cool - everybody knows it! Whenever anyone gets hot and bothered, Kevin is always there to cool them down. He even has his own super cool cucumber song: "I'm super cool Kevin and this is my song! Make like a cucumber, you can't go wrong. You wanna be cool? Then repeat after me: I am a cucumber, cool as can be!" But when Kevin starts to feel like his friends are leaving him out, something happens that has never happened before: KEVIN. LOSES. HIS. COOL! Will Kevin's friends be there for him when he needs them most? Rhyming text by Michelle Robinson is full of energy and rhythm. Bright, bold illustrations by Tom Knight bring the brilliant story to life. This laugh-out-loud story is a super fun way for children to think about emotions - whether it's their own or someone else's. Also available: The day the Banana Went Bad and When Jelly Had a Wobble
From the writer of the bestselling Dragon Masters series and the illustrator of the bestselling Diary of a Pug series comes a high-energy, illustrated chapter book series about four dogs who learn that being yourself is much more fun than being Best in Show. Welcome to the town of Barksdale, where the canine residents strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the "best groomer" or sell the "best biscuits." And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is on every year for one pup to be named Best in Show. Nova, Duke, Harley, and Peanut have never won Best in Show... which is okay with them! But they have to work together to pass their Agility Exam, because either the whole pack passes or the whole pack fails. Nova has convinced her pals to train, but on her practice course, Duke is afraid to climb the high ramp, Harley keeps chasing squirrels, and Peanut can't make it through the hoops. Nova's not doing much bettershe's so excited she keeps knocking the whole course over! Will the pups make the grade, or are they doomed to be Underdogs forever? With black-and-white illustrations on every page The dogs hilarious antics will have kids laughing throughout This series is perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books on their own, or for anyone who loves a good underdog story!
Find the answers to the biggest question we ask ourselves in this full-colour picture book by the much-loved Philip Bunting! Am I my name? Am I my stuff? Am I my gender? Am I my skin colour? Who Am I? is a trip into deepest inner space to answer one of life's biggest questions. We are all from the same place, and made of the same stuff, but we each see ourselves as individuals. Who Am I? is an introspective exploration of that idea - a dive through the multitudes that comprise every one of us - to ask who we really are, once all of the external stuff is stripped away. This is the perfect read for curious children and parents, who want to know more about what makes them so uniquely themselves. Written by Philip Bunting, author and illustrator of Mopoke and Another Book About Bears A brilliant conversation-opener to talk about bigger concepts and ideas, such as feelings, gender and race Includes full colour illustrations with a graphic style, to keep children entertained as you turn each page
An unmissable guide for teenage girls and women everywhere who are ready to take over the world. This book is a call to arms. Because though you may be going through the hardest and most confusing years of your life, it's time to channel your extraordinary power, spirit and ability to rise up and change the world. Rosie Day has written and curated a collection of letters from incredible and inspiring women to guide you through each stage of combat towards a Teenage Armageddon. You will become a WARRIOR as you realise your worth, you will BATTLE your brain and learn to tackle stress and hormones, and you will be given the tools you need to begin your REBELLION. Brave, disruptive and rule-breaking, this is a book unlike any other.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex's first children's book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. The book's storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you'll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons-moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father's love through a mother's eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.
Discover everything you need to know about the UK rapper and multi award-winning icon, Stormzy, in one amazing book! From his viral freestyles that have garnered millions of views to his award-winning albums - including a track that earned him the first UK number #1 song of the decade! - Stormzy continues to take the world by storm and is fast becoming a global sensation. Packed with fantastic facts, full-colour photos, top tips and inside info, this is the perfect book to find out more about the grime sensation.
The internet phenomenon #DrawWithRob is now an incredible activity book for you to draw with Rob at home - filled with drawing fun! As seen everywhere on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, TV, and more, from the creative genius and bestselling author Rob Biddulph! At home and wondering what to do? Pick up your pencils and join thousands of children around the world and #DrawWithRob - now filled with marvellous monsters for you to draw and enjoy! The first DRAW WITH ROB activity book went to Number One in the charts and was named 'Book of the Year' at the 2020 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards! Now every family can share this monstrous new art activity book. Join Rob and learn to draw magnificent monsters with his easy step-by-step instructions, and help children learn about feelings, and how to deal with them, along the way. This perfect present is packed with art activities and family fun. The bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph is the genius behind the phenomenal, viral sensation that is DRAW WITH ROB and the accompanying activity book, and now the sensational DRAW WITH ROB: STORY TIME - bringing joy to families everywhere with his easy to follow instructions and warm-hearted humour. So whether you're in home education, home-schooling, learning to draw or just having fun, let Rob show you that anyone can learn to #DrawWithRob! *WITH PERFORATED PAGES SO YOU CAN EASILY TEAR OUT AND DISPLAY YOUR ART!* Rob's original hit videos are also available at www.robbiddulph.com, and on Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, with Rob appearing on TV to talk about them too. Perfect stay-at-home fun for boys, girls, and everyone aged three to one hundred and three, and a wonderful introduction to Rob Biddulph's bestselling picture book range - including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Blown Away, Odd Dog Out, and many more! Available in all good bookstores and online retailers, and perfect for children who are learning to read - or just love to!
These haiku poems for the soul gently introduce children to mindfulness concepts like Om, Yoga and Zen, as well as goals for mindful living like Gratitude and Positivity. With its delightful cast of inclusive characters, this inspirational poetry collection promotes wellbeing with every letter.
A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long "I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don't fear change coming, And so I sing along." In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes - big or small - in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves. With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.
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