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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 September Book Club title is While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle, published by Andersen Press. We have loads of ways you can get involved in our Book Club:

Click onto the book jacket below to discover all the fantastic resources we have for this month’s book club. 

Discover our tips for starting your own book club. We have guides for children, parents and care-givers, groups and schools:


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While the Storm Rages

Written by: Phil Earle
Publisher: Andersen Press

September 1939. The world is on the brink of war. As his dad marches off to fight, Noah makes him a promise, to keep their beloved family dog safe. When the government advises people to have their pets put down in readiness for the chaos of war, hundreds of thousands of people do as they are told. But not Noah. He’s not that sort of boy. With his two friends in tow, he goes on the run, to save his dog and as many animals as he can. No matter what.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions for discussion in your own book club.

Click here to watch all our brilliant Q&A with Phil including his favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can also listen to Phil read from his book While the Storm Rages here.

Don’t forget to check out our latest Book Club snack – this month we’re going back in time and making a Wartime Carrot Cake.

Make sure to leave your review of this month’s Book Club book here.

Please note that this story contains content that might be upsetting for some readers – we advise always reading the text before sharing it with your group.

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