Books

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

Roald Dahl (and others)

From advice on finding magic and thinking nice thoughts, to the importance of frequent whizzpopping, the writing of Roald Dahl is filled with wit and wisdom and advice for little people growing up - and big people growing down.

Roald Dahl’s 123

Roald Dahl (and others)

*Learn to count with Roald Dahl, the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller!*

Introduce titchy toddlers to the magical world of Dahl with this BRAND NEW board book Roald Dahl's 123, teaching the littlest readers how to count with the help of the Enormous Crocodile and his snappy jaws!

With beautiful, bright, colourful illustrations from Quentin Blake, plus a lift the flap surprise at the end, this is the perfect first baby book for all budding Dahl fans.

Keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's Opposites too!

Roald Dahl’s Opposites

Roald Dahl (and others)

Learn your opposites with Roald Dahl's Opposites, from the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with a little help from the Enormous Crocodile too...)

Busy little hands can lift the flaps to discover the opposites with iconic illustrations of Dahl's much loved characters from the one and only, Quentin Blake.

This sturdy board book is the perfect first baby book to introduce titchy toddlers to the world of Roald Dahl. And keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's 123!

The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

Roald Dahl (and others)

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!

Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

Roald Dahl (and others)

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!

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (colour edition)

Roald Dahl (and others)

Illustrations by Quentin Blake in full colour for the very first time!

WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.
They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe.
So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything!

Danny, the Champion of the World (colour edition)

Roald Dahl (and others)

Illustrated for the first time in full colour by Quentin Blake.

Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had.
All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit.
So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ...

All the Year Round

Quentin Blake (and others)

Discover the most entertaining way to spend the year: with a spot of spring cleaning (that ends in a mess), a summer picnic (invaded by ants), Halloween dress-up (or not, if you’re already scary) and the only thing to be done in December…

The Witches (Colour Edition)

Roald Dahl (and others)

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.

The Tale of Kitty In Boots

Beatrix Potter (and others)

"A serious, well-behaved young black cat, who leads a daring double life defeating vile villains."

When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots, she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all - Mr. Tod!

This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit.

Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to become as popular as her original classics and is illustrated by the best-loved Quentin Blake.

Billy and the Minpins & The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl (and others)

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!

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Roald Dahl (and others)

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Pre-order now to complete your collection in time for Roald Dahl Day, September 2017.

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?

From Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, the collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake has captured millions of children's imaginations for nearly forty years. Billy and the Minpins, this new interpretation of Roald Dahl's very last story (originally published in 1991), is just as magical.

The World's Laziest Duck

John Yeoman (and others)

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

Roald Dahl (and others)

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

J.P. Martin (and others)

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.

Wizzil

William Steig (and others)

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.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour book and CD)

Roald Dahl (and others)

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

Roald Dahl (and others)

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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

Rhyme Stew

Roald Dahl (and others)

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.

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

Roald Dahl (and others)

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in magnificent full colour.

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . .
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.


"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

Biography

Quentin Blake is a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.