Whoever you are, and whoever you want to be, read about the extraordinary stories of these 15 people, and decide how you will be extraordinary too!
Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a lawyer turned children's author, with two young children who ask her lots of questions. Rashmi writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children's curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. When she's not playing with words, you'll find her on her yoga mat twisting herself into all sort of shapes. Annabel always knew she wanted to grow up to be an artist. Nothing makes her more excited than a pile of paper and a seriously sharp pencil. Annabel has created many beautifully colourful books, and she lives in the countryside with her husband and a house full of muddy boys and dogs.
Welcome to a glorious new nonfiction tome covering 15 absolutely
true stories of incredible human beings, each of whom are
extraordinary - not by luck, but by sheer tenacity and hard work. I
loved that I met both familiar and unfamiliar faces with the pages,
each one with a remarkable story to tell. What great role models
for young readers! -- Emma Perry * My Book Corner *
Add this one to family bookshelves and primary school class collections * Red Reading Hub *
This is a rich resource for KS1 libraries and classrooms. It is a book which will be dipped into and read with pleasure. This is an author to watch: one whose evident passion for writing texts which are set to ignite curiosity in young readers shines through. * LoveReading4Schools *
Publishers are falling over themselves to produce inspirational books for young readers. How To Be Extraordinary is one of the best we've seen. * Good Schools Guide Newsletter *
Featuring men and women to inspire every child . . . and adult! * ni4kids *