Dahl Spines

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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The Brilliant Suprise no words spread from Clangers

This month, Lucy Mangan muses on her childhood TV favourites, and how today’s books mean that children are rediscovering vintage characters like The Clangers on the page as well on screen.

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What happened when we posed the ultimate question to guest blogger, Lucy Mangan- which of the new A Puffin Book collection would she take on holiday if she were only allowed three? Read on to find out.

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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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Gentle, generous, kind and patient, The Book Thief’s Hans Huberman might just be the ultimate top pop. Read an extract on Liesel’s papa from Markus Zuzak’s best selling novel.

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So often, beautiful picture books form our introduction to the world of books and reading. Our guest blogger Lucy Mangan shares her journey to rediscovering the wonderful world of picture books as a parent.

Top Pop - Spot's dad

King of bedtime stories, Spot’s dad really is a top dog. If your pop resembles Spot’s father, Joseph O’Connor’s touching poem about fatherhood, from new book Sons and Fathers will strike a chord.