How To Be Extraordinary: win this inspiring book full of true stories about incredible humans

This non-fiction picture book highlights a variety of personalities and talents to inspire every child… and adult! Above all, your little one will discover that there are MANY ways to be extraordinary...


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!

Perfect for children aged from 5+ and all the way up, you will discover unsung heroes and some well-known faces – brought to life by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and illustrated brilliantly by Annabel Tempest.

Meet an artist, scientist, medic, environmentalist, musician, activist, writer, politician, and even a spy... Above all, discover that there are MANY ways to be extraordinary and to make a real difference in the world.

Read our interview with author Rashmi Sirdeshpande: 'Why I write for children'

Enter below to win one of ten copies of How to Be Extraordinary!

Win the book How To Be Extraordinary

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Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 15 September 2019.

6. There will be ten winners selected at random (from all eligible entries) 

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

13. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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