Welcome to the Marcus Rashford Book Club!
The Marcus Rashford Book Club is a collaboration between iconic international football player and child food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford MBE and Macmillan Children's Books.
The Book Club aims to encourage and nurture a love of reading in children and get free books to the children who need them the most. Six per cent of children in the UK say they do not have their own book at home, which equates to over 400, 000 children in the UK (Book Ownership in 2021).
You can find more information about the book club, plus resources for the latest title selected, on our Marcus Rashford Book Club page.
Inroducing The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence
The third title in the Marcus Rashford Book Club is. The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence, written by Marcus Rashford with Alex Falase-Koya, and illustrated by Marta Kissi. It is Marcus Rashford’s first fiction book for children!
When twelve-year-old Marcus kicks his favourite football over the school fence, he knows he's never getting it back. Nothing that goes over that wall ever comes back. But when Marcus gets a mysterious note inviting him to join the Breakfast Club Investigators, he is soon pulled into an exciting adventure with his new mates Stacey, Lise and Asim to solve the mystery and get his football back!
We have partnered with the publisher Pan Macmillan and BBC Teach to create exclusive materials to accompany The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence.
These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 9 to 11 - KS2: Years 4, 5, and 6, or Second level (Scotland) and are free for all teachers to download and use.
Not every child needs a copy of the book to take part – the activities are all based around Chapter 1, which is printed in the children’s activity pack. To read more about The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence, visit Macmillan Children’s Books.
- An activity pack for every child in your class, full of high-quality activities based around The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence
- A teacher’s pack with two exciting lesson plans, an overview of the book and curriculum links
- Videos from the co-author Alex Falase-Koya and illustrator Marta Kissi
Download the teachers' pack and activity pack from the available files list on this page.
Watch the interview with co-author Alex Falase-Koya and illustrator Marta Kissi below, or on this BBC Teach page.
About the Book Club
At the heart of the book club is the ambition to get books into the hands of the children who need them most.
The support of publisher Macmillan Children’s and funding from KPMG UK has allowed 50,000 copies of The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence to be donated to schools participating in the Marcus Rashford Book Club, reaching thousands of children to spark a love of reading and raise literacy skills.
More Marcus Rashford Book Club titles and resources
Visit our Marcus Rashford Book Club page to find out about the latest title selected in the book club, and access related teaching resources.
You can also access lesson plans, an activity pack and videos for other book club titles:
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