September 13, 2016: Happy Roald Dahl Day!

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl - the world’s number one storyteller.
Celebrate with Arapahoe Libraries and discover Roald Dahl, who was a children's author who wrote the kids' classics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The BFG, among other famous works.


Wondering what to read next, like Matilda? Here are some Roald Dahl reading suggestions to help you...

For animal lovers

If you love and care for animals and other creatures, try:

Esio Trot

The Magic Finger

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Roald Dahl Collection


And if you cheered for Mugglewump and The Roly-Poly Bird in:

The Enormous Crocodile

you can meet them again in:

The Twits


For would-be inventors

If you like amazing inventions and trickery, try:

George's Marvelous Medicine

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Danny the Champion of the World


For those who like to see justice served

Do you love to see baddies have their comeuppance? Try:

The Witches


James and the Giant Peach

George's Marvelous Medicine


For those who believe in magic

If you like magical creatures and tricks, join:


in Dream Country, head into the Forest of Sin with:

The Minpins, marvel at Matilda Wormwood's special powers in:


or - for older children - witness magic in action in:

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More


For poets who know it

Have fun with Roald Dahl's wonderful comic verse in the poetry collections:

Dirty Beasts

The Roald Dahl Collection


For Roald Dahl's biggest fans

Find out about Roald Dahl's extraordinary life in:


Going Solo

More About Boy

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes

Who Was Roald Dahl?

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