We’re getting ready for a very special Roald Dahl Day this Sunday 13th September so have rounded up 17 jumpsquiffling ways to celebrate no matter where you are in the world.

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Read an extract from Danny, the Champion of the World on why his dad really is a top pop. We defy you not to eye-smile while reading it.

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What do you get when you combine a tale by the world’s number one storyteller, the scriptwriter of Notting Hill and Love Actually, and lots and lots of tortoises? Esio Trot! For the first time this Christmas, Roald Dahl’s story is being brought to life, and writer Richard Curtis tells us how he and the team went about adapting the story of Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver for the big screen.


Celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s groundbreaking Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin UK would like to share a new edition with you. Publishing for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic, this design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.

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There’s nothing quite as shareable as a nicely designed-up quote, is there now? This Father’s Day we thought we’d share two of our favourite literary dad quotes (they’re not at all like dad jokes, we promise)…