Come on an adventure with everyone’s favourite storyteller and celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month this February!

This year’s Morpurgo Month Bookclub is aimed at children aged 7+, so that Michael’s younger fans can get involved! We have chosen six shortlisted books for children and schools to read, talk about, and review.

By submitting your review to our competition, you could win a Michael Morpurgo Virtual Event for your school! Click here to find out more and enter.

The six shortlisted books for the Book Club are…

 

             

            

 

We have a whole range of exciting teaching resources, created by Twinkl, available for you to download for each title.

Farm Boy

This is the magical sequel to War Horse, bringing us forward fifty years with Grandpa telling his grandson all about Joey’s story. But Grandpa also a ‘shameful secret’ which he has held for years…

Farm Boy Activity Pack

 

Mudpuddle Farm: Six Animal Adventures

This is a charming series of adventures for younger readers, featuring a family of all sorts of animals that live in the farmyard behind the tumble-down barn on Mudpuddle Farm.

Mudpuddle Farm – Albertine Goose Queen Activity Pack

Mudpuddle Farm – And Pigs Might Fly Activity Pack

Mudpuddle Farm – Jigger’s Day Off Activity Pack

Mudpuddle Farm – Mossop’s Last Chance Activity Pack

Mudpuddle Farm – Mum’s the Word Activity Pack

 

Little Foxes

Bullied at school, nagged in Aunty May’s tenth-floor council flat, there’s only one place ten-year-old Billy really feels alive – in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs. Then his secret place is discovered and the fox family decimated. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox run for their lives.

Little Foxes activity pack

 

Born to Run

When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can’t bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn’t he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep – only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that’s what he becomes. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. But what will happen when he can’t run anymore?

Born to Run Activity Pack

 

The Nine Lives of Montezuma

A cat’s nine lives are full of adventure and excitement and none more so than Montezuma, the farmyard cat. From a young kitten to a grand old cat, he is cunning and proud while establishing his kingdom, but to Matthew, he’s always loving and adorable. A great read for kids aged 9+.

Montezuma activity pack

 

A Medal for Leroy

Michael doesn’t remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history. A story of love and loss. A story that will change everything – and reveal to Michael who he really is…

A Medal for Leroy – Activity Pack

 

If you would like to find out more about Michael Morpurgo month, the books involved, or have any issues downloading the files, please drop us an email on HarperReach@HarperCollins.co.uk