This book gets mistakenly shelved in the children's sections of British public libraries all the time. Many libraries put a massive 'ADULT SECTION ONLY' sticker on the front.
This book was quite deliberately on the Queensland primary school curriculum at least ten years ago, as part of some vital anvil dropping.note While Australia doesn't even have nuclear power, they export a lot of uranium for other countries to do nuclear stuff that may or may not include bombs. Just imagine their maniacal laughter the next time you play DEFCON - they've made the winning move.
It can even be found in middle school libraries, of all places. War and Peace is too, to the surprise of many.
The Woobie: Having survived the Blitz in the Second World War, the Bloggs take the news of an impending strike lightly, with James wasting no time constructing a crude bomb shelter. When the bomb is dropped onto Sussex, wiping out nearly everything in its path, the Bloggs survive and attempt to rebuild, unknowingly contracting radiation sickness for their efforts. Even as their health began to decline and the rations were becoming scarce, the Bloggs still firmly believed that their government would save them only to then succumb to despair as the acknowledgement of their oncoming deaths became evident. From their unwavering faith in the "Powers that Be" to their tragic ends, the Bloggs stand as a cautionary tale of the consequences a nuclear war has on society.