My Snowman by Posy Simmonds

“The Snowman” art auction raises over £10,000 for charity

Penguin Ventures and Penguin Random House have raised more than £10,000 for charity through its online The Snowman art auction, held in the run up to Christmas. As part of the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs‘ The Snowman, Penguin asked leading children’s book illustrators to recreate the character in their own styles. Quentin Blake, AdamContinue reading “The Snowman” art auction raises over £10,000 for charity

The Snowman © Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs graphic novels among British children’s favourite book in new poll

Two graphic novels by Raymond Briggs are in the Top 15 of a list of 20th century children’s books which are still being read today, in a new poll commissioned by the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals. Top honours went to Roald Dahl, with three of his books commanding the Top Three, all illustratedContinue reading Raymond Briggs graphic novels among British children’s favourite book in new poll

David Walliams presenting Britain's Favourite Children's Books for Channel 4. Image: Channel 4

Graphic Novels and Comic Stories Among Top 100 Best Children’s Books

One smashing show screened over the Christmas break was on Channel 4, with author and comedian David Walliams presenting Britain’s Favourite Children’s Books chosen by author, critic and broadcaster and Sunday Times  Children’s Books Reviewer Nicolette Jones. You can watch the programme here on the Channel 4 web site (for a couple of weeks, at least, anyway),Continue reading Graphic Novels and Comic Stories Among Top 100 Best Children’s Books

Roald Dahl App: Twit or Miss

First official Roald Dahl story-inspired app launched: Twit or Miss

  Children’s writer Roald Dahl‘s disgustingly memorable The Twits are the first of his characters to star in a new app – and their habits are just as yucky as ever. Today sees the launch of  Roald Dahl’s Twit or Miss, developed by Aardman, which features artwork inspired by the now iconic illustrations of Quentin Blake. TheContinue reading First official Roald Dahl story-inspired app launched: Twit or Miss

The BFG

“The BFG” – More Casting News, 2016 Release Date Set

  As production gets underway in Vancouver, Walt Disney Studios has announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg‘s production of Roald Dahl‘s story The BFG, marking the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie. Due for release in the UK on 22nd July 2016, previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark RylanceContinue reading “The BFG” – More Casting News, 2016 Release Date Set