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Quentin Blake - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

In 2010 we had a special feature on Quentin Blake's writing and illustration - click here to find out more.

Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999.  He has won the Whitbread Award, the hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, been shortlisted for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal among others. 

He was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. His first drawing was published in Punch when he was only 16. He studied English at Downing College, Cambridge, and after that he did a postgraduate teaching diploma at the University of London. This was followed by a part-time course at Chelsea Art School.

Quentin has received many awards for his books including the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Children's Book Award, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, the Bologna Regazzi Prize and the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, which is the highest international recognition given to creators of children's books.

He is also famous for illustrating books for other authors, including Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen and Russell Hoban. But he is most famous for the illustrations he did for Roald Dahl's books.

Quentin Blake was awarded the O.B.E. in 1988, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. This position, which he held for two years, saw him undertaking lots of ambitious projects in his quest to spread the word about the exciting world of children's books.

His book Laureate's Progress in 2002, recorded many of his activities and the illustrations he produced during his two-year tenure. Quentin Blake was created CBE in 2005, is an RDI and has numerous honorary degrees from universities throughout the UK. 

For parents who love Quentin Blake's illustrations, his book Beyond the Page  is a fascinating read. Blake writes about his projects since 2000, vividly describing his working processes, his collaborators, his travels, and his various projects and commissions, including his 'illustrated walls' projects for hospitals in the UK and France.

He is one of the best-known and best-loved illustrators of our time, and his books with a wide range of authors have been treasured by generations of children throughout the world. In 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration. Quentin lives in London. 

photo © Linda Kitson

Featured books by Quentin Blake

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

7+ readers

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

A classic Roald Dahl title, a most touching story of a boy and his very special father. Danny and his father live in a caravan parked right next to the garage where his father works. Danny father teaches him how to fix bits of car, reads him bedtime stories and introduces him to the wonders of nature. One night, Danny discovers his father has a secret. He is a brilliant poacher and he is determined to outwit the local gamekeepers. How Danny helps his father carry out his most daring plan of all without being caught is a thrilling read and a triumph for father and son.

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Cautionary Verses

Cautionary Verses

9+ readers

Author: Hilaire Belloc Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/1995

This omnibus of Belloc's stories is a feast of delightful tales told in rhyme - all with a dramatic moral twist in the tail. Are you prone to pulling faces, telling tales or bouts of extravagance? Yes? Then ignore these stories at your peril. If not, you might suffer a fate similar to those described in these cautionary tales.

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Other books by Quentin Blake

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Learns to Play

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Learns to Play

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard is fed up of her mischievous pup sitting about reading all day, so she suggests that he learn how to play. But then she hears the less than dulcet tones of the flute, the cello, the trombone, the violin and even the bagpipes! What a terrible din! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard is besieged by an onslaught of terrible noises! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Takes Up Sport

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Takes Up Sport

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard is fed up of her mischievous pup lazing around all day, so she suggests that go out and play. But then he creates all kinds of mayhem playing tennis with the washing, covering himself in mud and even shot-putting the piglets right out of the sty! What a disaster! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard doesn't know what to do next! This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

My Mum is Magnificent

My Mum is Magnificent

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 18/02/2021

The perfect gift for your MAGNIFICENT mum this Mother's Day! A read-aloud, read-again rhyming board book that celebrates the brilliance of Mums everywhere - ideal for parents and chiddlers to read and share together. Look out for more marvellous board books for titchy toddlers: My Dad is Fantastic Roald Dahl's Words Roald Dahl's Shapes Roald Dahl's Colours Roald Dahl's ABC Roald Dahl's Opposites Roald Dahl's 123

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard's mischievous pup is feeling under the weather and makes up all kinds of ailments! He paints himself with colourful spots, bandages himself from nose to tail and hiccoughs until the windows shake! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard tries her best to make him feel better, but nothing seems to work! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Dresses Up

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Dresses Up

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard's mischievous pup is looking very scruffy so decides to change his look. He dresses himself up as a baby, a clown and even a burglar - getting into all kinds of trouble along the way! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Charlie a'r Esgynnydd Mawr Gwydr

Charlie a'r Esgynnydd Mawr Gwydr

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2020

Roald Dahl Words of Magical Mischief

Roald Dahl Words of Magical Mischief

Author: Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Get ready to be bewitched and spellbound by Roald Dahl's mischievous words of magic (and much more). You can have fun with Roald Dahl's language and the brilliant Quentin Blake's illustrations while discovering how language words in this little book. Inspired by the World's No. 1 storyteller, this book will give you all you need to create your own words. If you love Roald Dahl then this is the perfect introduction to get into learning how language works - make up your own words, have fun and be bold with (magical) words!

The Witches Film Tie-in

The Witches Film Tie-in

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. BEWARE. There are witches EVERYWHERE. Witches could be a cashier in a supermarket, a woman driving a fancy car, or even your own teacher. The only thing a witch cares about is squelching children. She hunts and squelches as many children as she possibly can. At least one a week. The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear. Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her. But if their plan fails, the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what will happen? Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY, OCTAVIA SPENCER, STANLEY TUCCI and CHRIS ROCK, coming in October 2020.

On the Move: Poems About Migration

On the Move: Poems About Migration

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration. What you leave behind Won't leave your mind. But home is where you find it. Home is where you find it. Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael's poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living in London; in the second, on his perception of the War as a young boy; in the third, on his missing relatives and the Holocaust; and in the fourth, and final, on global experiences of migration. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make: You can only do something now.

Roald Dahl: Revolting Things to Touch and Feel

Roald Dahl: Revolting Things to Touch and Feel

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 29/09/2020

What does a giant's foot feel like? How about a rotten egg, or a bumpy crocodile? Find out in this book that's full of the most REVOLTING things to touch and feel!

The Enormous Crocodile's Finger Puppet Book

The Enormous Crocodile's Finger Puppet Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 29/09/2020

The Enormous Crocodile is hungry and ready to use cunning plans and clever tricks to snap up a snack. Just be careful that he doesn't snap up . . . YOU! A finger puppet book that really bites, this is a laugh-out-loud book for adults and chiddlers to read together

Roald Dahl Rotsome and Repulsant Words

Roald Dahl Rotsome and Repulsant Words

Author: Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Get ready to be goose-gruggled and fluckgungled with disgusterous, rotsome and repulsant words (and much more). You can have fun with Roald Dahl's language and the brilliant Quentin Blake's illustrations while discovering how language works in this little hardback book. Inspired by the World's No 1 storyteller, this book will give you all you need to start learning how language works - make up your own words, have fun and be bold with words!

How To Avoid Witches

How To Avoid Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Inspired by Roald Dahl's spine-tingling story The Witches, we present the ultimate guide to witch-spotting, stuffed with fun activities, stories, jokes and more! Witches are hiding everywhere in plain sight and want to rid the world of smelly children like YOU! 'For all you know, a witch might be living next door to you right now . . .' It's tricky to spot them because they look so ORDINARY. They have ORDINARY jobs, live in ORDINARY houses and wear ORDINARY clothes. That's what makes them so hard to catch . . . This book is the ultimate guide to bringing down witch-kind, packed with activities, extracts from the original story, games and bonus material.

Roald Dahl: Shapes

Roald Dahl: Shapes

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 09/07/2020

Spot the shapes with Roald Dahl and the Enormous Crocodile! What shapes can you see? There's: A big round sun A whirling, swirling kite And sharp, pointy teeth! Busy little hands can lift the flaps to discover the shapes with iconic illustrations of Dahl's much loved characters from the one and only, Quentin Blake. More marvellous books for titchy toddlers: Roald Dahl's Opposites Roald Dahl's 123 Roald Dahl's Colours Roald Dahl's ABC Roald Dahl's Words My Dad is Fantastic

Roald Dahl: Words A Lift-the-Flap Book

Roald Dahl: Words A Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 09/07/2020

Discover marvellous and revolting first words with Roald Dahl! There are an ENORMOUS amount of words to learn in this brightly colourful board book, including: Cake Books Bugs Crocodiles With fantastic illustrations from Quentin Blake, this is the perfect book for little ones to discover the wonderful world of Dahl. More marvellous books for titchy toddlers: Roald Dahl's Opposites Roald Dahl's 123 Roald Dahl's Colours Roald Dahl's ABC Roald Dahl's Words My Dad is Fantastic

Moddion Rhyfeddol George

Moddion Rhyfeddol George

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2020

The Marzipan Pig

The Marzipan Pig

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

There is, said the marzipan pig, such sweetness in me! From the inimitable team of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind Captain Najork and The Twenty Elephant Restaurant, comes an enchanting story of a little pig made of marzipan. Fallen behind the sofa, nobody hears the lost marzipan pig's cries for help. And, after many months, a mouse discovers him and eats him up, having never known such sweetness. But a longing to be loved passes from the marzipan pig to the mouse ... and so begins a curious chain of events featuring a dancing owl, a glowing taxi meter, a buzzing bee and a pinky-orange hibiscus flower - all triggered by the little lost marzipan pig. Each encounter more wonderful and more romantic than the last, just how far will the marzipan's sweetness travel?

My Dad is Fantastic

My Dad is Fantastic

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 14/05/2020

The perfect gift for your FANTASTIC dad this Father's Day! My Dad is FANTASTIC He's clever, kind and wise. You'll know he's really smiling By the twinkle in his eyes! A read-aloud rhyming board book that celebrates dads everywhere - from their most FANTASTIC moments to their most magnificent WHIZZPOPS! More marvellous books for titchy toddlers: Roald Dahl's Colours Roald Dahl's ABC Roald Dahl's Opposites Roald Dahl's 123

Roald Dahl: The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Roald Dahl: The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

One day, Billy meets the Giraffe, the Pelican, and the Monkey, who wash windows to buy food. Will Billy help the animals? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me, a Level 3 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

I have a Magic Finger. When I get angry . . . things begin to happen! What will happen when the finger is pointed at the Gregg family? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger, a Level 4 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

In the jungle lives an enormous crocodile with clever ideas. He wants to eat children. Will the animals in the jungle keep the children safe? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

Roald Dahl: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Roald Dahl: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

One day, Billy meets the Giraffe, the Pelican, and the Monkey, who wash windows to buy food. Will Billy help the animals? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

In the jungle lives an enormous crocodile with clever ideas. He wants to eat children. Will the animals in the jungle keep the children safe? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile, a Level 3 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

Roald Dahl: Esio Trot Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Roald Dahl: Esio Trot Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Mrs. Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Mr. Hoppy loves Mrs. Silver. Will Mr. Hoppy's big idea make him brave enough to tell her? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: Esio Trot Activity Book, a Level 4 Activity Book, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger Activity Book - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

I have a Magic Finger. When I get angry . . .things begin to happen! What will happen when the finger is pointed at the Gregg family? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger, a Level 4 Activity Book, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

Roald Dahl: Esio Trot - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Roald Dahl: Esio Trot - Ladybird Readers Level 4

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Mrs. Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Mr. Hoppy loves Mrs. Silver. Will Mr. Hoppy's big idea make him brave enough to tell her? Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. Roald Dahl: Esio Trot, a Level 4 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

Roald Dahl Creative Writing with James and the Giant Peach: How to Write Phenomenal Poetry

Roald Dahl Creative Writing with James and the Giant Peach: How to Write Phenomenal Poetry

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Discover limericks, narrative poems, acrostics and haiku with the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Perfect for home learning, float off with James and his insect friends and learn how to use poetic language in stories and poems. These super fun activities will help you to: * Improve language and vocabulary skills * Develop the tools you need to write your own stories * Learn how to write with rhythm and rhyme, and practise performing your very own poems. Roald Dahl's Creative Writing will spark your creativity, build your confidence and inspire you through the wonderful worlds of Roald Dahl's best loved stories! Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Roald Dahl Creative Writing with The Twits: Remarkable Reasons to Write

Roald Dahl Creative Writing with The Twits: Remarkable Reasons to Write

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Write interviews, play scripts, diary entries and instructions with the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Perfect for home learning, get stuck in with The Twits and find your own remarkable reason to write. These super fun activities will help you to: * Improve language and vocabulary skills * Develop the tools you need to write your own stories * Learn how to use persuasive language, entertain your reader and add sparkle to non-fiction. Roald Dahl's Creative Writing will spark your creativity, build your confidence and inspire you through the wonderful worlds of Roald Dahl's best loved stories! Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Roald Dahl Creative Writing with Fantastic Mr Fox: How to Write a Marvellous Plot

Roald Dahl Creative Writing with Fantastic Mr Fox: How to Write a Marvellous Plot

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Plan brilliant beginnings, magnificent middles and excellent endings with the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Perfect for home learning, think up terrific stories with Fantastic Mr Fox and learn how to structure the perfect plot. These super fun activities will help you to: * Improve language and vocabulary skills * Develop the tools you need to write your own stories * Learn how to use action scenes, perspective and tense to write an exciting story. Roald Dahl's Creative Writing will spark your creativity, build your confidence and inspire you through the wonderful worlds of Roald Dahl's best loved stories! Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

Author: Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl, Oxford Dictionaries Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

This is a real thesaurus for all chiddlers and even some adult human beans. It features hundreds of spliffling words used and created by the world's best storyteller, Roald Dahl, together with useful synonyms, related words and phrases, idioms and word origins. Cleverly organised into phizz-whizzing themes, from vegitibbles to outer space, it is easy to find new and interesting words while you are writing. Be inspired by the special WRITING HUT pages to craft your own brain-boggling creatures and characters, just like Roald Dahl. This mischievous thesaurus captures Oxford University Press's language expertise and mixes it with the magic of Roald Dahl. Whether telling curdbloodling stories or imagining bugswallop, you will soon be using the Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus as your golden ticket to dream!

Roald Dahl's The Twelve Days of Christmas

Roald Dahl's The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... Three Naughty Muggle-Wumps Two Smelly Twits and Matilda in the library! With whipple-scrumptious recipes for festive feasting, tricksy pranks to get you on the naughty list, amazing Crimbo activities and jolly jokes guaranteed to make Santa ho-ho-ho, the world's favourite storyteller brings you everything you need for a very merry Christmas!

More Arabel and Mortimer

More Arabel and Mortimer

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Arabel and her notorious pet raven Mortimer make a welcome return to Penguin Random House Children's Books When Arabel's father, Ebenezer Jones, drives his taxi home late one night he comes across 'a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its beak.' He takes it home and, from that moment on, life is never the same again for the Jones family. Arabel's raven is called Mortimer - and he's one in a million. 'Nevermore!' he cries when astonished or upset, 'Down the hatch' he thinks before gobbling bowler hats, stairs, telephones. He dislikes flying except in emergencies, and with disaster-prone Mortimer around there are plenty of those. There are 7 hilarious escapades in this collection, brought to life by Quentin Blake's wonderfully animated illustrations: THE MYSTERY OF MR JONES'S DISAPPEARING TAXI; MORTIMER'S PORTRAIT ON GLASS; MORTIMER'S CROSS; MORTIMER SAYS NOTHING; A CALL FROM THE JONESES; MR JONES'S REST CURE and ARABEL'S BIRTHDAY.

Roald Dahl's Little Library

Roald Dahl's Little Library

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 17/09/2019

ONE enormous crocodile, TWO little mice, THREE mischievous monkeys . . . With a little help from Roald Dahl and some of his most famous characters your can learn all about: Whizzpopping numbers Splendiferous colours Glorumptious opposites Phizz-whizzing creatures A delightful treat for curious little hands, this little library is perfect for introducing titchy toddlers to new concepts, and to the imaginative world of Roald Dahl.

Penguin Readers Level 2: Boy (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 2: Boy (ELT Graded Reader)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. This book is about sweet shops, school days and summer holidays! It is the story of the famous writer Roald Dahl when he was a boy. These tales are exciting, funny and sometimes frightening. All of them are true.

On Angel Wings

On Angel Wings

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake's classic Christmas story, now in a brand-new larger gift format - the perfect Christmas gift! A singing of wings, a glorious light, and a sudden beacon of brightness. It can only mean - can it really? - a visit from the Angel Gabriel himself ... One cold Christmas night, a shepherd recounts the magical story of how he came to be the first visitor to the newborn Christ child - ahead of the other shepherds, and in complete secret. This magical reworking of the nativity by the bestselling author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo is beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. A wonderful Christmas gift to treasure and share.

Matilda's Jokes For Awesome Kids

Matilda's Jokes For Awesome Kids

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

What do you get if you add 25 and 917, then subtract 765 and divide the answer by 33? A headache. (Unless you're Matilda!) Matilda's Jokes for Clever Kids would even make the Trunchbull laugh! Narrated by Matilda herself, this joke book is stuffed full of gigglesome gags, silly puns, brain-tickling riddles, and the Trunchbull's favourite insults- guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.

Matilda in Scots

Matilda in Scots

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She's the worst of all. She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she's had enough. So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she's going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget! This translation into Scots is a timely addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots language.

Roald Dahl's ABC

Roald Dahl's ABC

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

A is for . . . Anteater B is for . . . Books C is for . . . Crocodile D is for . . . Delicious! Learn your letters with the gloriumptious Roald Dahl's ABC, from the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with some help from LOTS of Dahl characters too!). Bursting with Quentin Blake's illustrations, discover the world of Dahl, letter by letter. And keep an eye out for: Roald Dahl's Colours Roald Dahl's ABC Roald Dahl's Opposites

Roald Dahl's Colours

Roald Dahl's Colours

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

Learn your colours with Roald Dahl's Colours, from the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with some help from your favourite Dahl friends). Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations and a GIANT lift-the-flap will help you discover all the colours of the rainbow. This sturdy board book is the perfect introduction for titchy toddlers to the world of Roald Dahl - and is just right for little hands. Also look out for: Roald Dahl's Opposites Roald Dahl's ABC Roald Dahl's 123

Arabel and Mortimer Stories

Arabel and Mortimer Stories

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Arabel and her notorious raven Mortimer make a welcome return to the Puffin nest! When Arabel's father, Ebenezer Jones, drives his taxi home late one night he comes across 'a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its beak.' He takes it home and from that moment on, life is never the same again for the Jones family. Arabel's raven is called Mortimer - and he's one in a million. 'Nevermore!' he cries when astonished or upset, 'Down the hatch' he thinks before gobbling bowler hats, stairs, telephones. He dislikes flying except in emergencies, and with disaster-prone Mortimer around there are plenty of those. There are six hilarious stories in this classic collection by the much-loved storyteller Joan Aiken and renowned illustrator Quentin Blake. Including: ARABEL'S RAVEN; THE ESCAPED BLACK MAMBA; THE BREAD BIN; MORTIMER'S TIE; MORTIMER AND THE SWORD EXCALILBUR and THE SPIRAL STAIR.

Roald Dahl's Beastly Brutes & Heroic Human Beans A brilliant press-out paper adventure

Roald Dahl's Beastly Brutes & Heroic Human Beans A brilliant press-out paper adventure

Author: Stella Caldwell, Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

It's time to meet Roald Dahl's larger-than-life characters as you've never seen them before in this madcap adventure. Focusing on four of Roald's most-loved books - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and The Twits - this book is brimming with all your favourite figures. Meet the main characters from each story illustrated by Quentin Blake, and then let them guide you around their worlds, introducing you to the rest of the cast! The die-cut pages let you create a wonderful work of art inside a book - simply press out parts of the pages to reveal a glorious parade of characters, interacting with each other in quirky and mischievous ways - plus press out and keep some of your favourites! Includes an envelope inside the back cover, to store the press-out characters.

The King of the Golden River

The King of the Golden River

Author: John Ruskin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

First published in 1851, John Ruskin's Victorian story, newly illustrated by Quentin Blake, tells the tale of the Black brothers: the kind-natured 11-year old Gluck and his two nasty older brothers, Hans and Schwartz. For Gluck, play is cleaning the floors, and his education consists of a wholesome quantity of punches. One stormy evening, Gluck is left at home to prepare his older brothers' dinner when an extraordinary-looking little man knocks at the door. Having been strictly warned not to let anyone in, Gluck watches as the little old man becomes increasingly drenched at the door. His soft heart tells him to ignore his brothers' advice, and so Gluck's encounter with the mysterious King of the Golden River begins. Appearing at first as a beggar, then the Southwest Wind, and finally as a Toby jug who Gluck unwittingly transforms into a dwarf, the King of the Golden River issues Gluck with a challenge: to climb to the source of the Golden River and cast into the stream three drops of holy water. If he can achieve this, the river will turn to gold.

Roald Dahl's Matilda's How to be a Genius Brilliant Tricks to Bamboozle Grown-Ups

Roald Dahl's Matilda's How to be a Genius Brilliant Tricks to Bamboozle Grown-Ups

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2019

MATILDA WORMWOOD is a genius - her brain fizzes and bubbles with brilliance. She outwits her gruesome parents, and even her terrifying head teacher, the monstrous Miss Trunchbull. Now, YOU TOO can baffle, bewilder and bamboozle your friends and family! ASTOUND them with feats of calculation, scientific miracles, incredible creativity and fiendishly clever tricks, all with simple, step-by-step instructions. Inspired by ROALD DAHL'S terrific tale MATILDA, this is the perfect book for budding brainboxes everywhere!

Roald Dahl's Creative Writing with The BFG: How to Write Splendid Settings

Roald Dahl's Creative Writing with The BFG: How to Write Splendid Settings

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

Bring your story alive in a whoppsy setting with the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Perfect for home learning, get carried away with The BFG and learn how to squibble WHIZZPOPPING adjectives, imagery, similes and more. These super fun activities will help you to: * Improve language and vocabulary skills * Develop the tools you need to write your own stories * Learn how to set a scene, appeal to the senses and write detailed descriptions of your setting Roald Dahl's Creative Writing will spark your creativity, build your confidence and inspire you through the wonderful worlds of Roald Dahl's best loved stories! Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Roald Dahl's Creative Writing with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: How to Write Tremendous Characters

Roald Dahl's Creative Writing with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: How to Write Tremendous Characters

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

Invent terrific heroes and revolting villains to star in your story with the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Perfect for home learning, pick up your pen and join Charlie and Mr Wonka to learn how to write the MOST MAGNIFICENT characters. These super fun activities will help you to: * Improve language and vocabulary skills * Develop the tools you need to write your own stories * Learn how to create heroes and villains with their own interests, behaviours and backstories Roald Dahl's Creative Writing will spark your creativity, build your confidence and inspire you through the wonderful worlds of Roald Dahl's best loved stories! Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Roald Dahl's Creative Writing with Matilda: How to Write Spellbinding Speech

Roald Dahl's Creative Writing with Matilda: How to Write Spellbinding Speech

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

Create wonderful dialogue to give your characters a voice with the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Perfect for home learning, go on a creative adventure with Matilda and learn how to write MARVELLOUS conversations and MAGNIFICENT reported speech. These super fun activities will help you to: * Improve language and vocabulary skills * Develop the tools you need to write your own stories * Learn how to write brilliantly authentic dialogue, experiment with silence and reveal what a character is thinking Roald Dahl's Creative Writing will spark your creativity, build your confidence and inspire you through the wonderful worlds of Roald Dahl's best loved stories! Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Mr Cadno Campus

Mr Cadno Campus

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

The Boy in the Dress Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

The Boy in the Dress Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2018

David Walliams' bestselling book The Boy in the Dress has gone FULL COLOUR in a brand-new anniversary edition. This beautiful hardback gift book is the perfect present for children of any age, and contains an introduction from David Walliams himself. Available for a limited time only! A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

Matilda at 30: World Traveller

Matilda at 30: World Traveller

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

___________ The original, magical story with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake! October 2018 marks 30 years since Matilda was published! This brand new jacket comes with a never-before-seen illustration of Matilda as a world traveller - one of the careers that Quentin Blake himself has imagined that Matilda might have at 30 years old. ___________ Reunite with some of the greatest (and most ghastly) characters in history! Matilda Wormwood A remarkable child with a magical mind. Miss Honey The kindest, cleverest and most caring teacher. Mr and Mrs Wormwood Matilda's parents - liars, swindlers and TV addicts. Miss Trunchbull Headmistress of Crunchem Hall and the world's biggest bully. Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate-cake-eating extraordinaire! These are just some of the unforgettable characters from this classic story by the world's number one storyteller - now with a brand-new cover design from Quentin Blake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda. Also available: Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library Matilda at 30: Astrophysicist

Matilda at 30: Astrophysicist

Matilda at 30: Astrophysicist

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

__________ The original, magical story with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake! October 2018 marks 30 years since Matilda was published! This brand new jacket comes with a never-before-seen illustration of Matilda as an astrophysicist- one of the careers that Quentin Blake himself has imagined that Matilda might have at 30 years old. ___________ Reunite with some of the greatest (and most ghastly) characters in history! Matilda Wormwood A remarkable child with a magical mind. Miss Honey The kindest, cleverest and most caring teacher. Mr and Mrs Wormwood Matilda's parents - liars, swindlers and TV addicts. Miss Trunchbull Headmistress of Crunchem Hall and the world's biggest bully. Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate-cake-eating extraordinaire! These are just some of the unforgettable characters from this classic story by the world's number one storyteller - now with a brand-new cover design from Quentin Blake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda. Also available: Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library Matilda at 30: World Traveller

Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library

Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

___________ The original, magical story with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake! October 2018 marked 30 years since Matilda was published! This brand new jacket comes with a never-before-seen illustration of Matilda as the Chief Executive of the British Library- one of the careers that Quentin Blake himself has imagined that Matilda might have at 30 years old. ___________ Reunite with some of the greatest (and most ghastly) characters in history! Matilda Wormwood A remarkable child with a magical mind. Miss Honey The kindest, cleverest and most caring teacher. Mr and Mrs Wormwood Matilda's parents - liars, swindlers and TV addicts. Miss Trunchbull Headmistress of Crunchem Hall and the world's biggest bully. Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate-cake-eating extraordinaire! These are just some of the unforgettable characters from this classic story by the world's number one storyteller - now with a brand-new cover design from Quentin Blake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda. Also available: Matilda at 30: Astrophysicist Matilda at 30: World Traveller

Quentin Blake: Pens Ink & Places

Quentin Blake: Pens Ink & Places

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

FOLLOWING FROM THE ENORMOUS SUCCESS OF WORDS AND PICTURES AND BEYOND THE PAGE , THIS THIRD VOLUME CONTINUES A NARRATIVE OF VISUAL ADVENTURES OF UNUSUAL DIVERSITY. Pens Ink & Places contains a wealth of new material, ranging from touching series of vignettes for Great Ormond Street Hospital to gigantic drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; from the sombre apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker to the energetic fantasy of Billy and the Minpins. This beautiful volume also includes Blake's unique illustrations made to accompany accompany the works of John Ruskin, La Fontaine, Lucius Apuleius and Beatrix Potter. Blake's commentary - straight, as it were, from the drawing board - explores the challenges and opportunities in the creation of drawings known around the world, as well as others seen here for the first time. It is clear from every page of this informative and richly illustrated volume that there has been no slackening of brio in the scratchy pen nib of an artist who has been called the `Godfather of Illustration'.

Quentin Blake: Pens Ink & Places

Quentin Blake: Pens Ink & Places

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

FOLLOWING FROM THE ENORMOUS SUCCESS OF WORDS AND PICTURES AND BEYOND THE PAGE , THIS THIRD VOLUME CONTINUES A NARRATIVE OF VISUAL ADVENTURES OF UNUSUAL DIVERSITY. Pens Ink & Places contains a wealth of new material, ranging from touching series of vignettes for Great Ormond Street Hospital to gigantic drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; from the sombre apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker to the energetic fantasy of Billy and the Minpins. This beautiful volume also includes Blake's unique illustrations made to accompany accompany the works of John Ruskin, La Fontaine, Lucius Apuleius and Beatrix Potter. Blake's commentary - straight, as it were, from the drawing board - explores the challenges and opportunities in the creation of drawings known around the world, as well as others seen here for the first time. It is clear from every page of this informative and richly illustrated volume that there has been no slackening of brio in the scratchy pen nib of an artist who has been called the `Godfather of Illustration'.

100 Figures The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake

100 Figures The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Quentin Blake's illustrations are instantly recognisable to millions of people around the world. A new exhibition to be held at London's House of Illustration will explore an unusual aspect of Blake's work, however, exhibiting for the first time 100 examples of his works of art. 100 Figures, will feature all of the 100 exhibited works - ranging from large-scale oil paintings to drawings and prints, created between the 1950s and today. Works included date back to his post-grad years in the 1950s when he struggled to make a living as an illustrator and took life-drawing classes at Chelsea School of Art. It was here that he first engaged with the human figure, but soon, having observed how the human body behaves, he found he was able to draw it from memory in any pose, working from his vivid imagination. 100 Figures will also offer the chance to catch a rare glimpse of early oil paintings by Blake - some painted on hardboard since he was unable to afford canvases at that time and painted using commercial house-painters' brushes.

How Not To Be A Twit and Other Wisdom from Roald Dahl

How Not To Be A Twit and Other Wisdom from Roald Dahl

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2018

Never grow up, always down. Those are the wise words from the world's number one storyteller- Roald Dahl. Now, you can keep all of Roald Dahl's wit and wisdom on you at all times in this beautiful book. _____ Mr Dahl has given us a lot of wit and wisdom over the years. Whether it's how good thoughts will shine out of your face like sunbeams, or that a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. With this in your back pocket, you'll always be prepared if you're ever offered snozzcumbers for dinner, or if a certain Mr Wormwood tries to sell you a 'brand new' car. Filled with Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, it's the perfect Christmas gift for little people growing up, and big people growing down.

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?

The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers

The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers

Author: John Yeoman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2018

It is nearly the summer holidays and Billy Dexter and his classmates are trying to finish their wicker baskets. Their craft teacher, Miss Beddows, is so appalled by Billy's efforts that she keeps him in after class for a pep talk. `As long as you set your mind on something and try hard enough, there's nothing you can't do.' Billy loves the idea that he can do anything, but his friends, Melanie and Paul, don't agree. `What about growing horns?' suggests Melanie. It is a challenge Billy has to accept. Brimming with humour and written in John Yeoman's matter-of-fact style, this story from 1961 is vividly illustrated with Quentin Blake's inimitable drawings. It was the second in a long line of collaborations between John Yeoman and Quentin Blake, following soon after their first, A Drink of Water.

Reekin Rhymes

Reekin Rhymes

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2018

Nae doot ye think ye ken this story. Ye dinnae. The real yin's faur mair gory. The phoney wan, the wan you ken, Wis cooked up auld lang syne and then Made tae soond aw saft and sappy Jist tae keep the bairnies happy. Mind ye, they got the first bit richt, The bit whaur in the deid o nicht, The Hackit Sisters, jewels and aw, Mairched swiftly tae the Palace Baw, While yon wee darlin Cinderellae Wis doon the cellar weet and smelly Whaur rats hauf-mad for things tae eat Began tae chaw on baith her feet... An enjoyable unputdownable scandalous retelling of traditional tales like Cinderella and Snow White made funnier and more gruesome in Matthew Fitt's hilariously honkin couplets in Scots. Roald Dahl took great delight in shocking and surprising his young readers and remains as popular as ever. This first ever translation of Revolting Rhymes into Scots is an exciting addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots tongue.

The World of David Walliams: Mega-tastic Box Set

The World of David Walliams: Mega-tastic Box Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/05/2018

NINE hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams, in one box-set! THE MIDNIGHT GANG: When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward...But Tom is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old-folk's home Twilight Towers - run by sinister Matron Swine - it's up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is on to them... AWFUL AUNTIE: Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve... DEMON DENTIST: Strange things were happening in the dead of night. When children put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, they would wake to find something creepy in its place. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it? RATBURGER: Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of the dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers? GANGSTA GRANNY: Ben's grandma is the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about her: 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help... BILLIONAIRE BOY: Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. He has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend... MR STINK: Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well... But there's more to this vagrant than meets the nose! THE BOY IN THE DRESS: Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book...

The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Enormous Crocodile's stomach is grumbling... but he has a dastardly plan for his lunch... The foul fiend, the greediest croc in the whole river is hunting through the jungle, the playground and the funfair looking for something juicy and delicious to snap up with his teeth. His sharp teeth that sparkle like knives in the sun... He's looking for SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU! Read along with the greedy grumptious brute with this AMAZING audio CD!

The Marzipan Pig

The Marzipan Pig

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2018

From the inimitable team of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind Captain Najork and The Twenty Elephant Restaurant, comes an enchanting story of a little pig made of marzipan. Fallen behind the sofa, nobody hears the lost marzipan pig's cries for help. And, after many months, a mouse discovers him and eats him up, having never known such sweetness. But a longing to be loved passes from the marzipan pig to the mouse ... and so begins a curious chain of events featuring a dancing owl, a glowing taxi meter, a buzzing bee and a pinky-orange hibiscus flower - all triggered by the little lost marzipan pig. Each encounter more wonderful and more romantic than the last, just how far will the marzipan's sweetness travel?

Mr Stink Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Mr Stink Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

David Walliams' bestselling book Mr Stink has gone FULL COLOUR in a brand-new anniversary edition. This beautiful hardback gift book is the perfect present for children of any age, and contains an introduction from David Walliams himself. Available for a limited time only! Mr Stink was the second David Walliams book to be illustrated by the inimitable Quentin Blake, and won unanimous critical acclaim. Mr Stink remains one of his most beloved characters - in a tale that continues to touch the hearts of readers everywhere. A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Enter the world of James and the Giant Peach, and head off on an incredible insect adventure. Now you can join James, The Centipede, The Earthworm and the rest of the gang in this bug-packed journey through the world of insects. Perfect to broaden inquisitive little minds, get your hands marvellously muddy and find out all the wacky and wondrous facts about your favourite creepy-crawlies! Based on Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, this phizz-whizzing activity book is packed with brilliant bugs and fun activities to try at home, like making your own ant farm and building your very own bug hotel. What were your children's favourite part of James's Giant Bug Book? Let us know in a review below!

J.P. Martin Father of Uncle, including the Unpublished Uncle

J.P. Martin Father of Uncle, including the Unpublished Uncle

Author: J. P. Martin, Stella Martin Currey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2018

The much-loved Uncle series of children's books were fantastical, surreal, funny and heart-warming. Originally told by Martin to his children, they were finally published when he was over eighty years old - and the hilarious array of characters, including the rich but sometimes foolish elephant, Uncle, captured the imagination of children across the world. Some more well-known fans include Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Kate Summerscale, Martin Rowson, Will Self and many more. Whilst exploring the J.P. Martin archive, editor Marcus Gipps stumbled across over fifty pages of unpublished Uncle stories, which are just as hilarious and well-crafted as the published work. He also discovered a fascinating biography of Martin, the missionary-turned-author, by his daughter, which explores the unique imagination and experiences that informed this remarkable and inventive genius. Both the additional Uncle stories and the biography have never been seen before, and Marcus would love to share them with Uncle's legions of fans, and also introduce J.P. Martin and Uncle to new readers.

Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol 2017 Edition

Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol 2017 Edition

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Quentin Blake turns his brilliant artistic talents to Dickens' much-loved Christmas story. A beautiful luxury edition of Dickens's timeless Christmas classic. A Christmas Carol is the book that defines the Christmas spirit. Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humour and love for his fellow man. Quentin Blake's colourful illustrations guide the reader through Scrooge's lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged edition contains a foreword by the illustrator and is the ultimate Christmas gift book.

The Witches (Colour Edition)

The Witches (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

THE WITCHES, Roald Dahl's most scary story for children, in a large format, full colour paperback edition. With Quentin Blake's brilliant line artwork in full colour, THE WITCHES is a must-have for children collecting all of the Roald Dahl in full-colour format including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FANTASTIC MR FOX, THE TWITS, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, ESIO TROT and THE MAGIC FINGER.

Billy and the Minpins & The Magic Finger

Billy and the Minpins & The Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

Penguin presents a phizz-wizzing treat for the ears with 2 favourite Roald Dahl stories: Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl, read by Bill Bailey Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast? The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet 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 have begun to happen . . . Listen to Billy and the Minpins AND The Magic Finger and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Stephen Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!

The World's Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records

The World's Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records

Author: John Yeoman, Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2017

Which fish holds the world record for most escape attempts? Which human cannonball travelled the furthest? What is the world's soppiest fairy tale? Find out these amazing record breakers and lots, lots more in this hilarious alternative to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Danny the Champion of the World The Plays

Danny the Champion of the World The Plays

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD by Roald Dahl - brilliantly adapted into a stage play for children to perform in schools. Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood. David Wood is very well known in children's theatre (most recently for Goodnight Mister Tom). Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide book sales are over 100 million!

Uncle

Uncle

Author: J.P. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The wonderfully eccentric adventures of a kind-hearted elephant, hugely enjoyed by children and adults alike, by J. P. Martin and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Uncle is a millionaire elephant who has a B.A. and wears a purple dressing gown. He lives in a labyrinth of skyscrapers connected by water chutes, lifts and railways, and littered with oil lakes, walls of sweets and towers of treacle. He and his followers amuse themselves by exploring his home and falling into adventures with its inhabitants, a collection of lunatics, dwarfs and ghosts. Uncle also frequently fights with the inhabitants of neighbouring Badfort, among them the repulsive Jellytussles (a quivering blob) and the cowardly Hitmouse.

The House in the Tree

The House in the Tree

9+ readers

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2017

All children dream of having a secret house where they can live on their own, far from any rules and regulations. But not all of them are as lucky as Aglaia, who lives at the top of a magical tree together with her friend Bianca and an incredible host of flying dogs, talking cats, carnivorous flowers and children who speak in verse.Inventively illustrated by Quentin Blake, Aglaia's adventures - and her battles with the gruff Signor Brullo and the woodmen who want to cut down the tree - are sure to enchant and inspire the imagination of every child.

Wizzil

Wizzil

Author: William Steig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Wizzil the witch is bored stiff and out to cause trouble at Frimp Farm. Little does she know that she will meet her match in Mr DeWitt Frimp. As the two compete in the battle of revenge, they soon realise that there's more to life . . . Two masters of picture books, William Steig and Quentin Blake, have collaborated to create a brilliantly funny tale about an unlikely friendship. You will not be disappointed.

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Whipple-Scrumptious Sticker Activity Book

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Whipple-Scrumptious Sticker Activity Book

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Head inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, where Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt and the rest await! In this fun collection of puzzles, you can complete the Oompa-Loompa's favourite songs, help lead Violet Beauregarde to the juicing room, and find all of Mr Wonka's finest products. This fun collection of activities includes full colour stickers and classic Quentin Blake artwork.

Roald Dahl's Matilda Wonderful Sticker Activity Book

Roald Dahl's Matilda Wonderful Sticker Activity Book

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

A whole world of Matilda stickers and puzzles! Crack Mr Wormwood's secret code, guide Matilda to Miss Honey's house, and find the Trunchbull's meanest words! Matilda is one of Roald Dahl's most magical creations, and now she has her very own sticker book, packed full of fun activities and classic Quentin Blake artwork. The perfect book for keeping your own brilliant children busy and entertained at home.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour book and CD)

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour book and CD)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 23/02/2017

George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Read the story and listen to the phizz-whizzing audio CD!

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

FREE Wondercrump DOOR HANGER Inside! A brand new phizz-whizzing edition of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams

Danny Pencampwr y Byd

Danny Pencampwr y Byd

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2016

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/11/2016

Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. Read along and listen! This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once upon a time). There's poor Cindy whose heart was torn to shreds, because her Prince, he chops off heads! Snow White's dwarfs although awfully nice, are guilty of one shocking vice . . . And what becomes of Goldilocks, that nasty thieving little louse, when she goes sneaking around the three bear's house . . . Animated film for BBC1 based on the Revolting Rhymes by Magic Light Pictures, producers of the Oscar nominated The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, scheduled for Christmas 2016, Roald Dahl's centenary year. Listen to REVOLTING RHYMES and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Gwrachod, Y

Gwrachod, Y

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2016

Didn't We Have a Lovely Time!

Didn't We Have a Lovely Time!

Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A heartwarming short story set on a farm from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite children's author, with stunning illustrations from Quentin Blake. A heartwarming short story set on a farm from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse, with stunning illustrations from Quentin Blake. Published to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Farms for City Children, the charity founded by Michael and his wife Clare, Didn't We Have a Lovely Time! is based on the true story of a boy whose confidence and speech returns after meeting a very special horse down on the farm.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2016

Chairlie and the Chocolate Works Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Scots

Chairlie and the Chocolate Works Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Scots

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2016

Weelcome, ma freends! Weelcome tae ma chocolate works! When Mr Wullie Wonka invites five bairns ben intae his warld-famous chocolate factory, some o them turn oot tae be spoilt wee bampots. For Chairlie Baffie, the tour o Wonka's chocolate works is the adventure o a lifetime. Has Violet Boakregarde bitten aff mair than she can chaw? Will Mike Teeveeheid finally end up on TV? Will Chairlie go UP AND OOT in Wullie Wonka's Muckle Gless Lift? Find oot in Matthew Fitt's gallus new Scots translation o Roald Dahl's classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

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 designs. Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams Now you can listen to MATILDA and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

The GFG The Guid Freendly Giant (the BFG in Scots)

The GFG The Guid Freendly Giant (the BFG in Scots)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

To celebrate the Roald Dahl centenary, we've translated one of Dahl's best-loved books into Scots for the very first time. And with the Spielberg movie also coming out this summer, this addition to Dahl Scots will be hugely popular, taking a new look at ahugely popular modern classic. Ae nicht, as the ither bairns sleep, Sophie is wheeched fae her bed in the orphanage by the muckle haund o a giant. Lucky for her, it belangs tae the Guid Freendly Giant. The GFG disna eat wee lassies. He jist eats foosty feechcumbers and drinks fuzzleglog. But there are ither giants that are no sae freendly and that snashter up slaversome human beans for their tea. Can Sophie an her new freend the GFG think on a sleekit ploy tae stap the likes o the Bluidsqueesher, the Girslegorbler, the Slaistermaister, an their hail ugsome clan?

CMM, Yr

CMM, Yr

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Mr Ffiaidd

Mr Ffiaidd

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2016

Cerddi Ffiaidd

Cerddi Ffiaidd

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Penillion Ach-A-Fi

Penillion Ach-A-Fi

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Rhyme Stew

Rhyme Stew

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

RHYME STEW by Roald Dahl is a collection of raucous rhymes for older children featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl's hilarious verse and Quentin Blake's suitably lively illustrations. Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding, this is an inventive and irreverant collection for older children and adults alike, which bubbles over with Roald Dahl's extraordinary humour and imagination. You can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on Puffin audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Songs and Verse

Songs and Verse

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2016

Think of your favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or verse cannot be far away... SONGS AND VERSE has seven sections bursting with rhymes about monsters, magical creatures, gruesome children, ghastly adults as well as a few unusual surprises. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James's Centipede to George and his marvellous medicine, and from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats. With a foreword and opening illustrations by Quentin Blake, and illustrations throughout from other award-winning artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell, Alel Scheffler and Tony Ross, you will find a touch of magic on every page.

Boy Tales of Childhood

Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography Boy, read by Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

Going Solo

Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's Going Solo, read by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl's extraordinary life before becoming the world's number one storyteller.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Two classic Roald Dahl stories brought to life as audiobook readings by House star Hugh Laurie, and Sir Quentin Blake. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, read by Hugh Laurie Billy dreams of turning a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey already live inside! Soon they are friends, and when they meet the richest man in England, Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . . Esio Trot, read by Quentin Blake Mr Hoppy loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver loves Alfie the tortoise. Sometimes Mr Hoppy wishes he could become a tortoise. Until one day he finds a way to win Mrs Silver's heart, with the help of some magic, and some cabbage . . .

The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Stephen Fry reads this enhanced audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer. Television work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder and the host of QI. On film, he played Oscar Wilde, and appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit. His voice work includes narrating the Harry Potter books. Listen to THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a marvellous new celebrity reading of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean. These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realise how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family . . . Listen to other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by Kate Winslet. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve . . . Kate Winslet's award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller. Listen to other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by actress Miranda Richardson. This audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Witches have a motto: One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good. Listen to THE WITCHES and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The BFG by Roald Dahl, read by David Walliams. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen. David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children's books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake - Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator.

More About Boy Tales of Childhood

More About Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

MORE ABOUT BOYcontains a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the original text and illustrations from his much-loved memoir. As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's. You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off . . Now you can discover even more about Roald Dahl's childhood, including some secrets he left out. Some are painful, some are funny, but all of them are TRUE. Listen to Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a marvellous new reading of Roald Dahl's The Twits read by IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade. The audiobook features original music. Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. They've kept Muggle-Wump monkeys caged in the garden for far too long, and now the monkeys want to take their revenge . . . Listen to THE TWITS and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks present a phizz-whizzing reading of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, read by Derek Jacobi. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . . And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about. Listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, to be read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden. Soon James and the Giant Peach are rolling away from his horrible aunts, towards a most marvellous and wonderful place . . . Listen to JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, read by the actor Douglas Hodge. This audiobook features original music. Charlie Bucket and his family are rushing around the Earth at seventeen-thousand miles an hour in a great glass elevator. It belongs to the fantastic Mr Willy Wonka, and the adventure becomes even greater upon discovering they're not the only ones orbiting the Earth at that particular time . . . Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls and Inadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he is playing the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Listen to other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Danny the Champion of the World, read with warmth by the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had - but Danny's dad has a very big secret. This secret leads them both into the strangest adventure of their lives, and a daring plot that makes Danny the champion of the world. Peter Serafinowicz is an award-winning English actor, writer, voice-artist, comedian and director. He has appeared in films such as Shaun of the Dead and Couples Retreat. As a voice artist his roles have ranged from Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace to Driver Dan in the CBeebies programme StoryTrain. Listen to DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read by the actor Douglas Hodge. This audiobook features original music. Charlie Bucket desperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But even more than that, he longs to see Wonka's enormous chocolate factory! Now Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars. Only five winners can go through those great iron gates; will one of them be Charlie? Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls and Inadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he played the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

World Book Day 2016: The Great Mouse Plot

World Book Day 2016: The Great Mouse Plot

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Every day THE BOY (none other than the young Roald Dahl, of course!) and his friends visit a sweet-shop to buy delicious gobstoppers and sticky treacle toffee. But there is one terrible problem. The shop is owned by a disgusting old hag who hates children. She is so mean they long to teach her a lesson. That's when THE BOY finds the dead mouse and comes up with the perfect plan...A true story all about The World's Number One Storyteller - Roald Dahl.

Mr. Nodd's Ark

Mr. Nodd's Ark

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Mr Nodd is a keen carpenter - he's made a wooden umbrella for his wife, wooden bicycles for his sons Ham and Shem, and a wooden romper-suit for baby Japhet. But when he builds a huge boat in his garden, Mr Nodd has finally gone too far. What use is a giant boat, marrooned in the garden? Then the weather forecast gives him his answer: serious floods are coming. Come with the whole Nodd family on an adventure to discover the perfect use for Mr Nodd's Ark.

The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

The inimitable duo of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake tell a hilarious romp that begins with a wobbly table ... and ends with a bunch of dancing elephants! In this completely hilarious and gloriously absurd story, the pair behind the tales of Captain Najork explore just what happens when a man builds a new table ... a table sturdy enough for even an elephant to dance on. This table, said the man. What about the table? said the woman. It's wearing me out, said the man. What to do? The man makes a decision. He finds a tablewood tree, cuts it down, saws it up and makes a new table. There's nothing like a new table. This one is strong enough for elephants! But... Where would we get the elephants? said the woman. Advertise in the Classified Section, said the man. Elephants wanted for table work. Must be agile. It looks as if the man and the woman might need some more tables! We could open a restaurant, said the man. A restaurant with dancing elephants ... where will it all lead?!

A Near Thing for Captain Najork

A Near Thing for Captain Najork

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Another classic from Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, featuring a jam-powered frog and an eccentric headmistress ... as nutty and compulsive as ever. A Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake classic, and a brilliant companion volume to How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen, this is the story of Tom who invents a jam-powered frog. Fooling around as he loves to do, Tom takes his Aunt Bundlejoy Cosysweet out on the frog out for a spin. When Captain Najork sees them hopping past his window, he and his hired sportsmen jump into their pedal-powered snake and set off in hot pursuit. Events, adventure and sheer craziness conspire to bring Tom and the Captain together at the local girls' boarding school, where Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong Najork is in the middle of a best-of-three arm-wrestling contest against the Headmistress... A rip-roaring adventure guaranteed to keep the pages turning and the laughs bouncing off the ceiling!

The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2014

A hilarious romp that begins with a wobbly table ... and ends with a bunch of dancing elephants! This table, said the man. What about the table? said the woman. It's wearing me out, said the man. What to do? The man makes a decision. He finds a tablewood tree, cuts it down, saws it up and makes a new table. There's nothing like a new table. This one is strong enough for elephants to dance on! But... Where would we get the elephants? said the woman. Advertise in the Classified Section, said the man. Elephants wanted for table work. Must be agile. It looks as if the man and the woman might need some more tables! We could open a restaurant, said the man. A restaurant with dancing elephants ... where will it all lead?

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine . . .

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

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 a golden ticket. However each child gets their comeuppance in some way, except Charlie of course. Brilliant.

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Quentin Blake's Amazing Animal Stories

Quentin Blake's Amazing Animal Stories

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2014

Meet fearsome alligators, clever coyotes, a jittery leopard, a shell-less tortoise and all sorts of amazing animals in these wonderful stories from John Yeoman and Quentin Blake. A beautiful collection of 14 wonderfully told animal folk tales Illustrated by one of the greatest children's artists working today Stories that will entertain and get children thinking Written by expert storyteller, John Yeoman Perfect for children aged 8-12 Other titles in the series: Quentin Blake's Magical Tales

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

The story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger!

Esio Trot

Esio Trot

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is a wonderful, warm-hearted love story which tells of Mr Hoppy, Mrs Silver and the tortoise who brings them together, brilliantly brought to life for the BBC in a film with a host of stars including Dame Judi Dench. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are now 100 million! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window Cleaners! Who need ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England, there's a chance Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . .

Esio Trot (Colour Edition)

Esio Trot (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The wonderful warm-hearted story of Mr Hoppy, Mrs Silver and the tortoise who brings them together.

The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

The Enormous Crocodile is very greedy and loves eating children! But the other animals plan to ruin his wicked schemes and teach him a lesson.

Boy Tales of Childhood

Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

The Roald Dahl Quiz Book

The Roald Dahl Quiz Book

Author: Richard Maher, Sylvia Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Roald Dahl's Quiz Book is full of fascinating facts. Guaranteed to challenge, delight and amuse Roald Dahl enthusiasts everywhere. There are over 300 questions and answers based on six of Dahl's best-loved titles: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George's Marvelous Medicine, Fantastic Mr Fox, Esio Trot, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me and Matilda. With Quentin Blake's illustrations throughout. No fans should be without this quiz book! Listen to Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Arabel's Raven

Arabel's Raven

Author: Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

The first story about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer. In Arabel's Raven, Mr Jones, while driving his taxi, notives something bedraggled in the road. He stops and discovers an injured raven. He takes it home and his four-year-old daughter Arabel falls in love at first sight. 'His name is Mortimer,' she announces and Mortimer has found a home. A series of thefts and a robber quarrel are only two of the dramas in this delightful tale in which Mortimer and Arabel find their ways straight to the reader's heart.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams The hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Danny and his father outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law. What's more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against their horrible, greedy neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, soon find out when Matilda discovers she has a very special power.

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants. Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever . . . Listen to THE BFG and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good?

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest three farmers you could meet. They are determined to get Mr Fox - but he has other plans!

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. The story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger! This edition has a great new cover, with illustrations by Quentin Blake, and some new facts about Roald Dahl and his world. Listen to THE MAGIC FINGER (with THE MINPINS ) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Great Day for Up

Great Day for Up

Author: Dr. Seuss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Two giants of children's publishing - Dr. Seuss and Quentin Blake - come together for this joyous celebration of life. Part of the stylish and collectable Essential Picture Book Classics range, this book is full of Dr. Seuss's trademark humour, illustrated beautifully by Quentin Blake. The book celebrates the vitality of life - with everyone getting UP to enjoy life, from whales to waiters, girls, boys and alligators! Except for one character, who in the charming ending, is resolutely not getting UP! Every day is a great day to read 'Great Day for UP'!

Fantastic Mr Dahl

Fantastic Mr Dahl

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Just how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? Michael Rosen - poet, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate, comes up with some of the answers to these key questions in his lively biography of the world's Number1 storyteller. Full of stories and funny anecdotes from Roald Dahl's school days and family life, Michael Rosen's fascinating observations creates a vivid picture of one of the most famous writers of all time.

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Rumbelow's Dance

Rumbelow's Dance

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Rumbelow is off to visit his grandparents. As he sets off he feels so happy he starts to dance. And soon all the many different characters that he meets join in with his infectious dancing to his grandparents.

Mr Stink

Mr Stink

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/08/2012

NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country - beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well... Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him. Which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks. But there's more to Mr Stink than meets the eye (or nose) and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed. As Chloe struggles to keep Mr Stink a secret, and her dad tries to hide a secret of his own, the stage is set for an epic family confrontation. But there's one other person with an extraordinary secret - Mr Stink himself...

Nab Wrc

Nab Wrc

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2012

Matilda (Theatre Tie-in)

Matilda (Theatre Tie-in)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then the child prodigy discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey. With a musical tie-in cover. The RSC have produced a dark and delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of a child genius, and her monstrous headmistress Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide sales are over 100 million! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

Bananas in My Ears

Bananas in My Ears

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

A comic collection of verse from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates. From the chaos of breakfast and to the calm of bedtime, this quirky collection of nonsense poetry written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake is full of delightful moments. Read of the pleasures of messing about and the pains of feeling ill, of animal antics down at the doctor's and strange goings-on on the beach... All this and a trip on a flying bed too.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2011

Which famous writer goes best with a hot dog? Roll Dahl of course! Laugh yourself silly with Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book, filled with over 400 hilarious jokes, limericks and riddles, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Based on Roald Dahl's most famous characters you will be chortling away with Matilda, Charlie, George, The BFG, James and many more! Roald Dahl was full of fun and mischief, and LOVED all kinds of jokes- the sillier the better, like chocolate-covered chickens to grizzly, grouchy grandmas. This side-splitting book includes his own 'knock-knock' jokes, keeping all practising jokesters amused for hours!

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

James and the Giant Peach is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. ***Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in magnificent full colour!*** An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine . . . A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams ***with an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world*** Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after a monumental bash on the head , sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Young George mixes a medicine to make his nasty grandmother more likeable, and once she drinks it she grows to immense proportions. George's father wants the formula to breed a race of super-size livestock, but George can't duplicate the recipe. His fourth try is a potion that shrinks the drinker to nothing - and greedy Grandma drinks it with expected results!

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2010

A heartbreakingly honest account of a father's grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates. Very occasionally the term non-fiction has to stretch itself to accommodate a book that fits into no category at all. Michael Rosen's Sad Book is such a book. It chronicles Michael's grief at the death of his son Eddie from meningitis at the age of 19. A moving combination of sincerity and simplicity, it acknowledges that sadness is not always avoidable or reasonable and perfects the art of making complicated feelings plain. It wasn't made like any other book either; Michael Rosen said of the text, I wrote it at a moment of extreme feeling and it went straight down onto the page ... Quentin didn't illustrate it, he 'realized' it. He turned the text into a book and as a result showed me back to myself. No writer could ask and get more than that. And Quentin Blake says that the picture of Michael being sad but trying to look happy is the most difficult drawing he's ever done... a moving experience.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The Twits are possibly the nastiest and most digusting of all Roald Dahl's characters. *** Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in full, magificent colour! *** Frogs in beds; Eyeballs in drinks; Worms in spaghetti Mr and Mrs Twit are really disgusting. They smell because they never wash, they fight because they play tricks on each other, AND they hate children. But worst of all, they keep monkeys in their back garden. In cages. It's time for the monkeys to get their revenge on these two most revolting creatures . . . ***meet the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird!*** ***with a great new cover by Quentin Blake, and a whole exciting section about Roald Dahl and his world*** 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after a monumental bash on the head , sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The Grand High Witch of all the World has gathered together the witches of England for an annual conference at the Hotel Magnificent in Bournemouth. Their agenda is the elimination of all the children in the country and the prospects for their young victims look bleak. But the Grand High Witch and her cronies have reckoned without the spark and ingenuity of a young guest at the hotel and his rather brilliant grandmother...

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The Magic Finger is something I've been able to do my whole life. I can't tell you how I do it, because I don't even know myself. But it always happens when I get cross... and suddenly a sort of flash comes out of me, a quick flash, like something electric. It jumps out and touches the person who has made me cross...

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Charlie Bucket has WON Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it. In a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the Earth. A daring adventure has begun, with teh one and only Mr Willy Wonka leading the way.

Charlie a'r Esgynnydd Mawr Gwydr

Charlie a'r Esgynnydd Mawr Gwydr

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2010

Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2009

Five FANTASTIC Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set! This glorious collection includes: James and the Giant Peach Fantastic Mr Fox The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me The Magic Finger Esio Trot Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.

Great Day For Up

Great Day For Up

Author: Dr. Seuss Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2009

A new edition of Dr. Seuss's much-loved classic, `Great Day for Up'! With wonderful illustrations from children's favourite illustrator Quentin Blake! This gorgeous hardback book makes the perfect gift for Seuss fans and collectors! Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller!

The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2009

'I won't be full up until I've eaten at least three juicy children!' The Enormous Crocodile is the greediest creature in the whole jungle and he loves eating children! He's a terrible boaster and thinks he's really smart with his secret plans and clever tricks. But he's not as clever as the other animals and they plan to ruin his wicked schemes and teach him a lesson he won't forget. A fantastic book and CD edition of a favourite title, by the world's number-one storyteller

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2009

From Jack in the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE, now brilliantly adapted for listening pleasure.

Spagan Agus an Taigh Ur

Spagan Agus an Taigh Ur

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Spagan Ag Obair

Spagan Ag Obair

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Spagan Agus am Baidhsagal Ur

Spagan Agus am Baidhsagal Ur

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Spagan Aig an T-soirceas

Spagan Aig an T-soirceas

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Spagan Agus an Dealbh

Spagan Agus an Dealbh

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Spagan air an traigh

Spagan air an traigh

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Spagan Anns an Ospadal

Spagan Anns an Ospadal

Author: Ellen Blance, Ann Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

Crocodeil Anferthol, Y

Crocodeil Anferthol, Y

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2009

Dirty Beasts

Dirty Beasts

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from Roald Dahl. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake. A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero . (David Walliams). Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers after his death in 1990, and total sales are now over 100 million worldwide! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators. It's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books! The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George's Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting Rhymes For Teens: The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.