Roald Dahl Story Day 2021

Join in the global celebration of Roald Dahl stories this September with Roald Dahl Story Day. Marked on the 13th of September, we’ll be celebrating our favorite Roald Dahl stories with fans the world over!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
192 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780142410318 | Puffin Books
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
192 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780142410325 | Puffin Books
Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world’s first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
112 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780142410349 | Puffin Books
Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone’s been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief – it’s Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox – Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

James and the Giant Peach
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
176 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780142410363 | Puffin Books
After James Henry Trotter’s parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it’s as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends – Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

Matilda
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
256 Pages | Ages 9-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780141365466 | Puffin Books
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!

The BFG
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
224 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780141365428 | Puffin Books
On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.
Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty-foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let’s hope so – otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU.

The Witches
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
224 Pages | Ages 9-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9780141365473 | Puffin Books
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?

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