Who ever said that September was a boring month.
Not where Roald Dahl is concerned!
September is Roald Dahl’s birth month, and each year around the world, libraries, schools and the like celebrate this day, also known as Roald Dahl Day.
However this year, on the 13th of September, a big event, not to mention the biggest party in history, is about to take place. Roald Dahl will be 100 years old, that is if he was still alive, and there are celebrations around the world for Roald Dahl 100, focusing on Roald Dahl’s stories, characters and delivering a year packed with surprises and treats for everyone.
Want to take part in the celebrations? Here’s how!
Visit the Roald Dahl website, where you will find information about Roald Dahl as well as activities, games and quizzes.
Dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl book character for Dahlicious Dress Up Day.
Download your Roald Dahl Day 2016 party pack, whether you’re celebrating at home, in school or out and about.
Get crafty and whip up a delicious feast inspired from Roald Dahl’s novel. Fore more ideas, click here.
Read and relive your favourite Roald Dahl stories. Wellington City Libraries holds a huge array of Roald Dahl books, including The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and movies for your reading pleasure. Also check out this previous blog post for ideas on what are great Roald Dahl movies to watch.
This year marks the 50th anniversary since The Magic Finger was published – another milestone moment in the history of Roald Dahl, not to mention the some new Roald Dahl junior non fiction added to the collection: Roald Dahl Whizzpopping joke book and Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary.
Well you’re at it, why not read about his remarkable life. Read Boy, that presents humorous anecdotes from the author’s childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school, and Going Solo, that tells the story of his adventures as an adult, first in Africa, then learning to be a wartime fighter pilot and discover what led him to becoming the world famous author that he is known as today.