Roald Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits return in new children's app

Twit or Miss game kicks off digital strategy to bring Dahl’s characters to young fans, in tandem with the writer’s centenary celebrations next yearOne of the most dysfunctional couples in the history of children’s fiction, The Twits, are starring in a new children’s game for smartphones and tablets.Roald Dahl’s Twit or Miss, due for release on Thursday, is the first in a planned series of apps based on the author’s back catalogue, released by the Dahl estate and publisher Penguin Random House. Related: 10 children's app trends for 2015 Related: The best iPad apps for kids of 2014 Related: The best Android apps for kids of 2014 Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl's final children's book to be reissued with new illustrations

A new hardback edition of Roald Dahl’s final children's book will be released this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Children’s to release app as The Twits turn 35

Penguin Random House Children’s and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate will next week release the first ever Dahl app. Twit or Miss is based on The Twits. Developed with Aardman Digital for children aged six to 11, it is a “food fight” game in which players have to swipe food away from the sleeping... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's apps: 'Technology interferes with the story in most apps'

Author and critic Nicolette Jones says shes never seen a picture-book app doing something a book cant do betterLots of developers and publishers are exploring the potential of interactive picture book-apps for children, but can they ever hope to deliver a reading experience comparable to books?... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Roald Dahl was anti-Semitic. Do we need his family’s apology now?

We’re still coming to grips with the “revelation” that creators we love can say and do despicable things. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Definitive Ranking of Roald Dahl Film Adaptations

Roald Dahl holds a special place in my childhood. I still have vivid memories of reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda in school (we even read his rather unsavory memoir Boy; his accounts of boarding school bullying haunt me to this day!) and of watching the delightful early ’90s... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-11-20 12:00:50 UTC ]
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Torday returns to The Last Wild series with Hachette Children's

Piers Torday will revisit The Last Wild series with prequel The Wild Before, to be published by Hachette Children's Group in March 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-20 16:12:08 UTC ]
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Reynolds and Blanchett join in Roald Dahl Youtube fundraiser series

The Roald Dahl Story Company has brought together filmmaker Taika Waititi and a host of stars including Ryan Reynolds and Cate Blanchett for "James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends", a story-telling series on the Roald Dahl Youtube.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Best Roald Dahl Books: 5 Books to Get You Started

This prolific children's book writer is beloved by many generations of readers, and we've rounded up some of the best Roald Dahl books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-25 10:35:22 UTC ]
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MCB signs Roald Dahl-winning illustrator Tazzyman

Macmillan Children’s Books has signed illustrator David Tazzyman to its list for his debut middle-grade fiction series and a new picture book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 16:24:51 UTC ]
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Bolinda snaps up Sophie Dahl children's book

Bolinda has acquired exclusive audio rights to Sophie Dahl’s debut children’s book, Madame Badobedah.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-03 01:37:26 UTC ]
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Price joins The Roald Dahl Story Company

The Roald Dahl Story Company has hired Katie Price, currently director of licensing at Hachette Children’s Group, as its new head of books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Big Write children's workshop returns to Harrogate International Festivals

The North’s biggest children’s creative writing workshop The Big Write is returning in May, Harrogate International Festivals has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James and the Giant Peach events planned for Roald Dahl Day

Penguin Random House Children’s and The Roald Dahl Story Company are planning a series of events based on James and the Giant Peach for this year’s Roald Dahl Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Children's launches app for Google Assistant

HarperCollins Children’s Books UK has launched a voice-activated app on Google Assistant for children’s audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl Estate partners with audio player start-up

Roald Dahl Literary Estate is joining forces with a new crowd-funded audio player for children, Yoto. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl Day celebrated with 'pop-up' Lego characters

Roald Dahl Day kicked off on Wednesday (13th September) with the annual global celebration of the author on his birthday with a range of celebrations, activities and new titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sir Quentin Blake illustrates Roald Dahl's final book, 26 years on

Roald Dahl's last children's book finally gets the Sir Quentin Blake treatment after 26 years. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Roald Dahl edition to be released in September

Penguin Random House has revealed that the new hardback edition of Roald Dahl’s final children’s book will be released on 7th September.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl Estate partners with Lost My Name to offer personalised book

The Roald Dahl Literary Estate will create a personalised adaptation of a Roald Dahl classic in partnership with publishing start-up Lost My Name. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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