Books have the power to transport us to new worlds but, much like breakfasts, not every child has access to them at home.  

 

We are delighted to continue our partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books this year, enabling them to distribute thousands of books from the Marcus Rashford Book Club to children in Magic Breakfast partner schools across the country. 

 

Over the past 3 years, we have delivered 50,000 copies of ‘A Dinosaur Ate My Sister’ by Pooja Puri, 50,000 copies of ‘Silas and the Marvellous Misfits’ by Tom Percival and 100,000 copies of Alex Falase-Koya and Marcus Rashford’s ‘The Breakfast Club Adventures – The Beast Beyond the Fence’.  

 

Written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton, we think this year’s book, ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’, is sure to be a hit!  

Together, we can provide breakfasts that fuel and books that inspire to children across the country.   

 

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. I'm really happy to be partnering with Magic Breakfast to get our books in the hands of children that need them most.

 - Marcus Rashford MBE

 

 

 

Reading resources

In the past, BBC Teach, the National Literacy Trust, and Macmillan’s Children’s Books have produced resources to accompany the books. Why not have a looks through and see if they inspire any activity around Marcus’ recommended reads!

The Breakfast Club Adventures: Children's activity pack

The Breakfast Club Adventures: Teacher's resource guide

A Dinosaur Ate My Sister: Children's activity pack

Silas and the Marvellous Misfits: Children's activity pack

Silas and the Marvellous Misfits: Teacher resource guide