#RecordSmashers Playlist – Jenny Pearson

(Read my original review for The Incredible Record Smashers here)

The Incredible Record Smashers is the second hilarious and heart-warming adventure from Jenny Pearson, author and fellow 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.

The Incredible Record Smashers publishes on 29 April and it’s already gathering rave reviews, including one from legend Frank Cottrell-Boyce who calls it ‘funny and tender’ !

Lucy is a fixer of broken things. But there’s one thing she can’t fix and that’s her unhappy mum. Until she comes up with an INCREDIBLE plan. Along with her best friend, Sandesh, Lucy is going to SMASH a world record. Because she’s convinced that starry Paul Castellini – Record Smashers TV host and all-time crooner – is the answer to her mum’s problems. But breaking a world RECORD when watermelons, kumquats, two baddies and a 30cm shatter-resistant school ruler are involved isn’t quite as easy as Lucy thought. Can she learn that sometimes happiness doesn’t come with a plan?

Jenny really understands what makes a brilliant book for children.She says, “The characters I write are based on the many children I have taught over the years and the friendships I have witnessed. What I mostly see in the classroom is kids who look out for each other, kids who are understanding and kind. That’s what I want to portray in my characters – the truth, and the truth is that kids are INCREDIBLE!”

To celebrate all the children out there Jenny has compiled a ‘You’re Incredible’ #RecordSmashers’ motivational playlist. Do you play any of these to your class? What would you add to the playlist?

‘You’re Incredible’ #RecordSmashers Playlist

Keala Settle – This is Me

Tina Tuner – The Best

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

M People – Proud

Primal Scream- Movin’ on Up

Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make my Dreams (Come True)

Sam Cooke – This Little Light of Mine

Carly Simon- Nobody Does it Better

Cass Elliot – Make Your own Kind of Music

David Bowie – Heroes

Elton John – I’m Still Standing

Fat Boy Slim – Praise You

Natasha Bedingfield – These Words

Survivor – Eye of The Tiger

Paloma Faith- I’ve Gotta be Me

Emelie Sande – Read all About it Pt III  

Queen – Don’t Stop Me now

Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Britney Spears – Stronger

Irene Cara – What a Feeling

Black – Wonderful Life

Starship- Nothing’s Going To Stop Us

Fleetwood Mac – Go your own Way

Backman-Tuner Overdrive – You ain’t seen nothing yet

The Lightning Seeds – Pure

Shed Seven – Going for Gold

Dr Alban – It’s my life

Kings & Queens – Ava Max

Andra Day – Rise Up

Panic at the Disco – High Hopes

(If you want a link to this uplifting playlist – click here!)

Like the sound of this book? Buy it here!

Emily x

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