See the delumptious new #RoaldDahl100 book covers!

Whoopsy-splunkers! Wondercrump! We are SO excited to reveal the dazzling new book covers. More MARVELLOUS than George’s medicine, more MAGIC than the magic finger and as FANTASTIC as Mr Fox.  

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And here’s a dazzling short video of our wonderful paperbacks.

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Hattie B, Magical Vet

Find out more about the books: 

9780141344621 Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures. On her tenth birthday, Hattie B is swept into the magical Kingdom of Bellua where she meets a little pink dragon who needs her help.

Evil King Ivar of the Imps has stolen the dragon’s magical voice and Hattie is the only one who can help her get it back.  Buy this book…

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Celebrating Kindness – #ChooseKind

‘Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives’ *Applause*

Kindness
Noun
Meaning: being friendly, generous and understanding.

Who’s the kindest person in your life? Your mum, your big sister or your best friend? How about the kindest character in your favourite book? We’d love to hear about all the kind acts and good deeds in your life.

Many of you will know the wonderful story of WONDER by R.J Palacio. It’s the story of August, a ten year old boy with a facial abnormality. He’s desperate to blend in at his new school, but will always stand out because of the way he looks.

AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters – bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte – giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives.

Here’s what the kids felt after reading Wonder. 

Our pals at Penguin Schools are marking Anti-Bullying Week 2015 by inviting schools to take part in the Certified Kind Classroom Challenge. It’s simple. Each time someone carries out an act of kindness, put something in a Jar of Kindness. Once your jar is complete, you will be certified kind. Are you taking part? Find out how to become a Certified Kind classroom.

WIN A SET OF WONDER BOOKS

We’ve five sets of Wonder books to giveaway – Wonder, Auggie & Me and The Wonder Journal, which is the perfect place to jot down your kind deeds.  

This GIVEAWAY is now closed. 

 

Click here for the Terms & Conditions. Competition closes on 22nd November 2015.

Share your good deeds. Join in the conversation by using the hashtag #choosekind on @puffinbooks.

Puffin Podcast nominated for a Webby!

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Whoopee! The Puffin Podcast has been nominated for a Webby Award, that’s like the Oscars but for the internet. In fact one big wig at The New York Times called it ‘The Internet’s highest honour’. There are two categories, one chosen by some clever judges and another picked by the people. That means YOU!

How can you vote? Just go here and click on the Puffin Podcast.  The whole thing will be over quicker than you can say fuzzy hatchling!

Not going to vote just because we tell you? Highly commendable free-thinking. So in light of this, here are 9 reasons why we think you should vote Puffin.

1. The Puffin Podcast is presented by Ally McCrae. You might be able to guess from his accent that he hails from the Highlands – but did you know he’s 6″4 and enjoys chomping crisps in the recording studio?

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2. Our monthly quiz for Puffins Boffins (Poffins? Buffins?) is tenser than the knicker elastic in Dennis the Menace’s catapult.  Sparks flew when Editor Ben and Marketeer Gemma battled it out in the Hocus-Pocus head-to-head.  (Battle commences at 10 minutes and 21 seconds).

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#ShareAFairytale with The Fairytale Hairdresser

Once upon a time….

To celebrate the publication of the newest in the amazing Fairytale Hairdresser series, The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid, we are inviting you to share your love of fairytales!

On Friday 5th June the sun will be shining, fairies will be flying and there will be lots of happy-ever-afters! We would love nurseries, schools, libraries and anyone who adores a good fairytale to join in with our #ShareAFairytale day. The aim is simply to pass on the love of stories and storytelling, and have a lot of fun in the process! Fairytales are part of the curriculum so why not make the most of the opportunity to explore them in this stimulating and exciting way.

Dig out your best fairytale ball outfits, dust off that pumpkin and allow us to be your fairy-godmother! From Little Red Riding Hood to Prince Charming – we want to see all of your great costume ideas. Join in the conversation now by using the #ShareAFairytale hashtag, copying us in @RHKidsUK on Twitter – we’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions for holding a great event.

To register your interest simply email RHCPMarketing@randomhouse.co.uk with your address and how many children will be attending. A wonderful free activity pack will then magically wing its way to you nearer the time. It will be jam-packed with great ideas for costumes and how to decorate your event space, activity sheets for little ones, brilliant storytelling ideas and information on how to make it a great and educational day.

We have teamed up with The Little Princess Trust, who do great work making wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness. Should you wish to fundraise through your event we will also be providing information on how to involve them!

We look forward to celebrating with you!

With love,

Team Fairytale Hairdresser
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#UpsideDownTeacher – APRIL FOOLS!

Do you know what day it is today?

This morning we shared a video of the AMAZING #UpsideDownTeacher who has improved literacy levels by reading on his head!

But at 12pm, we had a little surprise for you all . . .

Thousands were fooled, but did you guess that it was an April Fool’s Day Trick? Here’s how we made it happen – with the help of Class 3P and the brilliant #UpsideDownTeacher Mr Perry.

Love the music in the #UpsideDownTeacher video? It’s taken from The Twits Audiobook read by Richard Ayoade