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Sainsbury's Children's Best Learning & Development Book Award

Now in their eighth year, the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards in partnership with BookTrust aim to highlight the best children's books for families to share together. Judged by a panel of experts, the awards aim to encourage parents and carers to spend more time reading with their children.

WINNER 2021

You are a champion : how to be the best you can be

Rashford, Marcus ISBN: 9781529068177
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"A positive and inspiring guide for life, packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life and calling for the readers to be their OWN champion"

Dedicated to every young person who is trying to find their way and his mum for helping him to believe that dreams can come true, this is a motivational book by the man of the moment, the inspirational Marcus Rashford, and co-writer Carl Anka. It’s a positive and inspiring guide for life, packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life and calling for the readers to be their OWN champion, and that if they believe in themselves, incredible things can happen. With engaging black and white illustrations and infographics, it’s a great book to inspire any child to be the best they can be. Marcus Rashford MBE is Manchester United’s iconic number 10 and an England international footballer. His lobbying of the UK government during the pandemic made Marcus a household name, outside of sports fans, as he successfully lobbied a u-turn of their policy around free school meals. Before he became a global star, Marcus was just a young boy, an average kid from Wythenshawe in South Manchester – with a dream. This book gives every child the tools they need to reach their full potential. With chapters covering everything from building your confidence to navigating adversity, finding your team, using your voice and stand up for other. And never stopping learning. With action points at the end of each chapter featuring brilliant advice and top tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner, this is a practical guide for every child to believe that their dreams can come true.

- LoveReading4Kids

SHORTLIST 2021

Rashford, Marcus ISBN: 9781529068177
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Pankhurst, Ms Kate ISBN: 9781526615336
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Barfield, Mike ISBN: 9781780556468
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Our aim at BookTrust is to get all children reading, regularly and by choice. Having so many wonderful children’s books available where families pick up their shopping is a really important opportunity to get books into the hands of children from all backgrounds and reading levels, so we’re delighted to partner with Sainsbury’s on their Children’s Book Awards.