How to celebrate?
- 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.
- Visit the Roald Dahl website, where you will find information about Roald Dahl as well as activities, games and quizzes.
- Check out the blog post on 11 ways to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Ideas include spotting a Roald Dahl character in LEGO and uncovering a Roald Dahl emoji.
- Download your Roald Dahl Day 2017 party pack, whether you’re celebrating at the library, at home, in school or out and about.
- Get crafty and whip up a delicious feast inspired from Roald Dahl’s novel. For more ideas, click here.
- From 7th September, Roald’s last story, Billy and the Minpins, will be available in a brand new edition, illustrated for the last time by Quentin Blake.
- 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.
New Roald Dahl books just added to the library collection include: Rhyme Stew, a series of plays adapted from Dahl’s popular stories which include The Twits, The BFG and James and the Giant and much more!