What would children’s literature be without the distinct voice of Roald Dahl? Over the course of his long career, the British novelist wrote more than 30 works populated with clever children and frequently monstrous adults, sprinkled with made-up words, and shot through with sly, surprisingly dark humour. His stories were set in richly imagined worlds, taking place everywhere from the bowels of a mysterious chocolate factory to the heart of an impossibly huge peach and even outer space.


Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor.

He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFG, and a treasury of original, evergreen, and beloved children’s books. He remains for many the world’s No. 1 storyteller.

Read an extract from some of his books by clicking on the title below:

MatildaCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The BFG


Here are some fabulous Roald Dahl activities to keep you busy during lockdown:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Activity Sheet

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Dress Up Guides 2020

Dahl Day Bookmark

Matilda Activity Sheet

Matilda at 30 Activity Sheet

Matilda Bookmarks Matilda Log Book

Matilda Word Search