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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

September 13th is Roald Dahl Day, when fans all over the world celebrate this wonderful writer’s birthday!

Last year’s Summer Reading Challenge, The Big Friendly Read, was inspired by Dahl and his brilliant characters.

Over 755,000 of you took part in the Challenge and borrowed millions of books from your libraries.



Well done to everyone who has taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents – we hope you’ve had a spy-tastic summer!



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Information for adults


Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.


Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.


Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.