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2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl - the world’s number one storyteller. See our special category for newly published books to mark the centenary and for ideas to celebrate the great wonderful achievements of Roald Dahl!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour! A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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The Witches
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of The Witches, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. The Witches, first published in 1983 and is reissued here... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of The Twits, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Matilda
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of Matilda, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of James and the Giant Peach, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. From the moment the magical Giant Peach... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of George's Marvellous Medicine, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. Ideal as an early introduction... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Danny the Champion of the World
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of Danny the Champion of the World, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. A classic Roald Dahl title, a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. Following on from Charlie's adventures in... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. A book that requires no introduction... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
A splendiferous new hardback of The BFG, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach in glorious full colour! From the moment the magical Giant Peach appears in James's unhappy life, sweeps away his deadly Aunts Spiker and Sponge and lifts him off on the adventure of a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Esio Trot
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot in glorious full colour! There's trickery afoot in this touching and brief story. Mr Hoppy loves his garden and he (secretly) loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver is oblivious of what Mr Hoppy feels and she gives... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Dirty Beasts
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's wondercrump collection of animal rhymes featuring grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. With full colour illustrations by Quentin Blake this will make a wonderful addition to your 'forever keeps'... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
The story of an unusual little girl who has magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic, flashing finger! Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Roald Dahl
Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The world's finest Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, of course! Add in their friend Billy, the Duke and Duchess... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl
George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl
Ideal as an early introduction to Roald Dahl just as a child is starting to read alone because it's a short story by comparison to some of his others. Filled with quirky black and white illustrations by the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Enormous Crocodile
Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/06/2016
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Boy and Going Solo
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's put the magic finger on them all. And very strange things... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Going Solo
Roald Dahl
Everyone who has entered 'the brilliantly colored, sometimes grotesque and sometimes magical world Dahl has conjured up in Boy', as Claire Tomalin described it in the Sunday Times, will be longing to learn what happens to the supreme storyteller next... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Roald Dahl
Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The world's finest Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, of course! Add in their friend Billy, the Duke and Duchess... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl
A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is revealed to five ‘lucky' children, each of who has won... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Boy Tales of Childhood
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl writing about his own childhood is a treat for any Dahl fan - young or old. These stories are warm, touching, funny and show the development of one of our most treasured children's writers. "An autobiography is a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales. Dahl's Gobblefunk is brought to life... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's BFG in glorious full colour! This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Matilda
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's Matilda in glorious full colour! Matilda - Roald Dahl's best-loved story - though now over 25 years old, is as fresh, funny and poignant as when... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
Special Film Tie-in Edition This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries, Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | June 2016 Book of the Month Dictionaries don't come more fun than this celebration of Roald Dahl, his books and the joy he took in gobblefunking (ie playing with words, inventing... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2016
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The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set
Roald Dahl
A truly marvellous set of hardbacks, each with stunning jackets in a FANTABULOUS giftbox, published to celebrate Roald Dahl 100! A review for The BFG: This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a special friendship between two people... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/09/2016
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The Roald Dahl Treasury
Roald Dahl
Throughout this book, you can delve into stories, poems, memoirs and letters galore all wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake as well as other well-known artists, including Raymond Briggs,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 31/03/2016
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Roald Dahl 100 Phizz-Whizzing Postcards
Roald Dahl
Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this little box - tremendous postcards are inside. From Golden Tickets and giant peaches to thank you, good-luck and congratulations cards, it's filled with magic! Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/09/2016
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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring-Book Adventure

Bring your own unique colour and life to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Charlie's glorious golden ticket, the BFG's magical dream jars and many other classic Roald Dahl scenes inside this beautiful, intricately illustrated colouring book. This scrumdiddlyumptious colouring book will... Featured in: 9+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Roald Dahl Scribble Book

Unleash a world of pure imagination and write and draw your way through this fun collection of activities inspired by and featuring some of Roald Dahl's most famous characters including Matilda, the BFG, Willy Wonka and Fantastic Mr Fox. With... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The BFGs Gloriumptious Sticker Activity Book

The creators of this gloriumptious sticker book have had lots of fun inventing activities to entertain chiddlers. There's a quizpopper – somebody has whizzpopped, but who? – a phizz-whizzing wordsearch, a dot the spifference and a muggle maze amongst... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Click the image below to find out more about being part of an exciting internet broadcast on 13 September to celebrate Roald Dahl Day

July 22 saw The BFG movie released! Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Disney and inspired by Roald Dahl, it stars Mark Rylance as The BFG himself and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as young orphan Sophie. Keep up with the movie news on The BFG Movie facebook page!

To mark the centenary Puffin has relaunched their Roald Dahl collection with special covers and artwork from Quentin Blake. And look out for The BFG - it comes with DIY Giant Ears so you can even use it to make your World Book Day costume!

"'We must go higher!' said Mr Wonka. 'We must go tremendously high! Hold on to your stomach!'" Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

"Her own small bedroom now became her reading-room and there she would sit and read most afternoons, often with a mug of hot chocolate beside her." Matilda

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales, on 13th September 1916. He had an unhappy time at school which was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, 23 November 1990, at the age of 74, his books have more than maintained their popularity. His works continue to find fresh readers and a number have been made into films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and the upcoming BFG. Matilda the Musical has been hugely successful winning 7 Olivier Awards, playing to packed audiences in the West End and Broadway.

You can find out more about Roald Dahl at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden where the author lived and wrote for 36 years.

Throughout 2016 there are numerous events to celebrate Roald Dahl's contribution to children's literature.



One of Roald Dahl's short stories, The Great Mouse Plot, was chosen as a World Book Day book. It tells the story of the Boy who would grow up to be Roald Dahl and his first trick...‘You had the idea – so you can be the one to put the mouse in the jar.’

The Summer Reading Challenge, the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 – 11, is themed The Big Friendly Read for 2016. Organised by The Reading Agency and the UK public library network, the Summer Reading Challenge launched in July and supports children in reading six or more library books of their choice over the summer holidays. Over 800,000 children take part each year in the UK alone.

September 13 is Roald Dahl Day – the biggest Roald Dahl Birthday party ever! Join in the celebratory events at schools, libraries and bookshops around the world!

Luke Kelly, MD of Roald Dahl’s Literary Estate and Roald Dahl’s grandson says: “We are looking forward to an extraordinary year celebrating Roald’s unique imagination, his beloved characters and unforgettable stories. It is an honour to be working with so many incredible partner organisations. As well as the things you now know about, be prepared for many surprises and treats along the way.”

Finally, but definitely not least, let Lovereading4kids introduce you to a unique Dictionary. This is not an ordinary dictionary. After all, you wouldn't expect an 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary' to be ordinary, would you? Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what. With real citations from Roald Dahl's children's books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this is authoritative, engaging and accessible and will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.

Visit www.roalddahl.com for more special events, the Roald Dahl museum, new book editions and games and quizzes with all your favourite Roald Dahl creations.


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