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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 primary (KS2) and those for lower primary (KS2).  

Our May Book Club title is Two Terrible Vikings by Francesca Simon, published by Faber. 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:


You can also discover this month’s Book Club snack recipe, inspired by Two Terrible Vikings, here. This month we are making troll porridge! 

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May's Book of the Month: Two Terrible Vikings

Written by: Francesca Simon
Illustrated by: Steve May
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, Hack and Whack, two truly awful twins twins, are adored by their proud parents for causing havoc and being the very best worst Vikings in the village. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a birthday party, track a troll and sail off to raid Bad Island with their friends Twisty Pants and Dirty Ulf.

Well, almost nothing . . .

Discover our Q&A videos with Francesca Simon, read an extract from the book and download our questions to spark discussions in your own Book Club! You can also order all the Book Club titles online here

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