‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl

Author: Roald Dahl

First Published: 1980

Genre: Fiction; Children’s; Comedy

Notable Facts: Adapted for stage in 2007. Slated to be adapted as a feature film.

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‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a children’s novel by British writer Roald Dahl. Matilda won the Children’s Book Award in 1999. It was published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London, with 232 pages and illustrations by Quentin Blake. It was adapted as an audio reading by actress Kate Winslet, a 1996 feature film directed by Danny DeVito, a two-part BBC Radio 4 programme starring Lauren Mote as Matilda, Emerald O’Hanrahan as Miss Honey, Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Trunchbull and narrated by Lenny Henry, and a 2010 musical.

In 2012 Matilda was ranked number 30 among all-time children’s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with primarily US audience. It was the first of four books by Dahl among the Top 100, more than any other writer.

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‘Old School’ (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10) by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School is a children’s novel written by American author Jeff Kinney first published in 2015. It is the tenth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, preceded by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The book was released on November 3, 2015 worldwide, though an extract from the book was released online on October 28, 2015. This book debuted at No.1 on bestseller charts in India.

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‘Hard Luck’ (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8) by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck is a children’s novel written by Jeff Kinney and the eighth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book’s existence was announced at the end of the previous book in the series, The Third Wheel. Hard Luck was released on November 5, 2013 in the United States and on November 6 in the United Kingdom.

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