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The book cover of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates, by Jenny Pearson

Our author of the week is Jenny Pearson

This week you can read The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson for FREE, read a Q&A where Jenny answers questions about how to get into reading and download fun activities around facts, superheroes and things that make you proud. You can also watch a video with Jenny on the book, her new title, The Incredible Record Smashers, and hear her top three writing tips to help you write your own story.

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Jenny Pearson - Author of the week

Jenny Pearson's recommended reads

Anything by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Millions, Cosmic (illustrated by Steven Lenton), Noah’s Gold to name a few of his works. He writes the best characters and most uplifting stories.

Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood, illustrated by David Wyatt

Brilliant world-building and I love those courageous bunnies!

Charlies Changes into a Chicken Series & Uma and The Answer to Absolutely Everything by Sam Copeland, illustrated by Sarah Horne

I like both of these for their perfect combination of heart and humour. These books turned my class into readers.

Q&A with Jenny Pearson

If you could be a storybook character, who would you be?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – he gets to eat loads, sleep loads & then turns into a magnificent creature. Surely that’s the dream.

What is the best thing about reading?

That you can feel very real emotions for people and events that are completely imaginary. It’s truly amazing that marks on a page can cause such profound and long lasting reactions.

What is your all-time favourite book?

What a question! Almost impossible to say, but as you’re forcing me, I’ll go with Millions by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

What can you do to get better at reading?

Don’t be put off reading if you don’t enjoy one book – keep going! There are so many brilliant stories out there – not everyone will be for you, but I guarantee there are going to be so many that you will love.

Download the activities

Enjoyed the book?Now you can have a go at these fun activities!