This year we have been delighted to distribute 100,000 books from the Marcus Rashford Book Club in partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books to children in Magic Breakfast partner schools across the country. It has been a lovely project to be involved in and to see how excited the children have been to receive the books.

50,000 copies of ‘A Dinosaur Ate My Sister’ by Pooja Puri went out to over 850 schools in the summer term, followed in the autumn term by 50,000 copies of ‘Silas and the Marvellous Misfits’ by Tom Percival.
You can see children receiving the first round of books here:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1407971804199665664

As you can see the children were thrilled to get a book ‘from their hero’ and it was a real treat to be able to take a book home and keep it.

Learn more about our relationship with the Marcus Rashford Book Club and Macmillan Children’s Books here: https://www.magicbreakfast.com/news/marcus-rashford-book-club

The National Literacy Trust have created some exciting teaching resources to accompany the release of Silas and the Marvellous Misfits.

The resources are free and have been designed to be delivered to pupils in years 2,3 and 4. They include children’s activity packs, easy-to-follow lesson plans and a classroom poster, plus videos from the author Tom Percival. The resources are designed to help encourage reading for enjoyment, as well as to explore key wellbeing themes such as difference and identity.

Teacher's resource pack 

Children's activity pack

You can also access the packs on the National Literacy Trust's website where you can also find videos from the author Tom Percival.