Booklist: Children's books about overcoming challenges
The Incredible Record Smashers is the second hilarious and heart-warming adventure from Jenny Pearson, author and primary school teacher. Her debut The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates was a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month, was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and is a 2021 Read for Empathy title.
Here Jenny chooses 5 funny books with kids who overcome huge personal challenges.
Jenny says, 'I’ve been a teacher for almost sixteen years and in that time I have seen many children who have had to go through some terribly hard times. These kids, who I have been privileged to teach, have inspired and continue to inspire the characters I write. The five funny books I have chosen are ones I truly love, for so many reasons, but mainly for how the authors show, with such authenticity, how incredible kids can be.'