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The Good Guys

The Good Guys 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness

Published: 20 Sep 2018

Hardback, 128 pages

Recommended for age 9+

By Rob Kemp

Illustrated by Paul Blow

Published by Hachette Children's Group

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A life-changing book that shows kids it's cool to be kind. A gloriously illustrated celebration of heroes who have changed the world with kindness and compassion, from David Attenborough to Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler to Usain Bolt. What if we celebrated boys for their kindness as well their strength? For their generosity as well as their success? For their loyal friendship as well as their charm? The Good Guys introduces us to 50 heroes who have showed that changing the world doesn't require a sword or a corporate jet.

Readers will find stories of extraordinary men including Muhammad Ali, Professor Green, Patrick Stewart and Lionel Messi, as well as unsung heroes such as James Harrison, who has spent fifty years donating his rare blood to save millions of babies. There's even a section celebrating ten boys who didn't let their young age stop them from helping others, such as Matthew Kaplan, who responded to his brother's bullies by setting up an anti-bullying programme for schools. The Good Guys celebrates the feats of heroes and everyday men, and will show kids that it really is cool to be kind.

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The Biography KS2 pack

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Biography KS2 is a curated, easy-purchase set of books to boost your class or library collection. All books can be purchased individually. We have many more biographies in our full collection.
  • Women Who Led The Way : Great Explorers and Adventurers
  • Children Who Changed the World
  • On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein
  • Hidden Figures : The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
  • Black In Time
  • Nina
  • The Good Guys 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness
  • The Extraordinary Life of Nelson Mandela
  • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
  • Marie Curie and Her Daughters
  • The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking
  • Santiago Saw Things Differently
  • King Charles III
  • The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams
  • Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo
  • Women in Science 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

The Kindness pack

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An easy-purchase topic  pack of children's books to support the topic of Kindness. You can purchase individual titles or the collection.

  • The Queen on Our Corner
  • The Perfect Shelter
  • The Invisible
  • Stories of Peace and Kindness : For a Better World
  • Human Kindness
  • I Walk With Vanessa
  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • The Soup Movement
  • Mister Toots
  • Home for Grace
  • Forgotten Fairy Tales of Kindness and Courage
  • Hugo
  • The Suitcase
  • The Cat Man of Aleppo
  • The New Girl
  • Kindness Grows
  • Bird House
  • Do Something for Someone Else
  • The Girl Who Noticed Everything
  • One Tiny Dot
  • Pass It On
  • New In Town
  • The Neighbourhood Surprise
  • The Good Guys 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness
  • Mole's Quiet Place
  • The House Full of Stuff
  • Loving Kindness
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