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Book Club

Book Club

Welcome to the World Book Day Book Club

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to join our brilliant book chat crew.

Our selections for the World Book Day Book Club will get children talking. They will alternate between reads that are broadly suitable for upper KS2 (years 5 and 6) and those for lower KS2 (years 3 and 4).  

Our April Book Club title is The Hunt for the Nightingale by Sarah Ann Juckes, published by Simon & Schuster. We have loads of ways you can get involved in our Book Club:

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The Hunt for the Nightingale

The Hunt for the Nightingale

Written by: Sarah Ann Juckes
Illustrated by: Sharon King-Chai
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Discover the healing power of nature in one boy’s heartbreaking and hopeful journey back from the wilderness.

Bird fact no. 30: a nightingale song is one of the most beautiful sounds on the planet. 

Ten-year-old Jasper has been waiting all spring for his beloved nightingale to return to his garden and sing.  But it’s not there, and neither is his sister, Rosie.  His parents seem sad and preoccupied,  so gathering his courage, his backpack and his treasured Book of Birds, Jasper sets out alone on a walk to find them both.  The expedition takes Jasper through town and country, meeting a host of characters who are also searching for lost things. Helping his new friends, Jasper begins to see that he may not find what he is looking for when he reaches the journey’s end, but even in the darkest of moments, a nightingale’s song can be heard somewhere.

A love letter to the natural world, Sarah Ann Juckes’ stunning middle grade novel will leave you with tears in your eyes and a heart full of hope. For fans of Pax, Wonder and Wild Child.

Discover our Q&A video with Sarah Ann Juckes and hear about what books and reading mean to her. You can also read an extract from the book and download our questions to spark discussions in your own Book Club!

All our Book Club titles including The Hunt for the Nightingale are available to buy online here.

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