Who should you dress up as for World Book Day?


  • Dress up as Daisy –  Download the free mask.
  • Dress up as Greg –  Download your free simple instructions  and mask.
  • Dress up as The BFG – Download the delumptious instructions here.
  • Dress up as the Very Hungry Caterpillar – Download the free template.

Quick costume hacks: take a look at five quick and easy character costume ideas on Mumsnet. 

Join us on WORLD BOOK DAY for fun and games on PopJam and Twitter @puffinbooks. 

Read a funny extract from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

ZOO-WEE MAMA! The Long Haul comes out in paperback this week, and it has free limited edition bumper stickers in the back!  

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A family road trip SHOULD be a lot of fun…  To get you in the mood for the new paperback, read an extract from The Long Haul – EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT: Wimpy Kid The Long Haul.

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure – and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.


Heading on holiday with your family soon? Here are a few fun Wimpy Kid activity sheets to keep you occupied on the road.




Children’s Books: Give a gift of friendship


Books are a perfect place to find a best mate. Whether you’re looking for a friend to round out your show-stopping musical act, a sidekick to help you get through your first love and the scary school dance, or simply a buddy to see you through the everyday, our list of books about BFFs has something for everyone. You never know where you’ll find your next partner-in-crime, so why not bury yourself in the pages of these tales about friendship? With a book by your side, you’re always in good company.

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Children’s Books: Give a gift of laughter


Christmas is coming, and gifts are on our mind. But what’s the best present for every good Puffin? A book! If you’re making a list, we suggest adding these rollicking reads to the top. We guarantee our selection of hilarious books will have you LOL’ing right through Christmas and into the new year.

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SNEAK PEEK! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School


The first hilarious SNEAK PEEK into Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School is here, and it’s not to be missed.

Thirsty for more Old School? You can pre-order the book here now in time for the book’s release on 3rd November – and until then, here’s a bit more information about the book as a flavour of what’s to come!

Life was better in the old days. Or was it?

That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.

With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Thirsty for some lemonade? Here’s a recipe for some ACTUALLY NICE homemade lemonade, just the thing for these crazy hot days. If only Greg had known…

Who’s your Puffin Prime Minister?

The time is almost upon us, puffins – the time we ask the single most important question of all: just who will be our Puffin Prime Minister?

There are five candidates desperate for your vote, and they’re all very different. Their policies are interesting to say the least and cover all the big issues – from transport and education to housing and the environment. They’ve been campaigning for your hearts all this week over on PopJam and now’s the time to make your choice.

This is bound to be the most important decision you make this year, so make sure you use your vote wisely…


Candidate 1: Dennis

  • I will scrap science lessons in schools and introduce pea-shooter lessons instead
  • Homework will be abolished
  • Poppin’ Jammy Sour Candy Toaster Tarts will be served in school canteens every lunchtime





Mr Twit

Illustrations Copyright Quentin Blake

Candidate 2: Mr Twit

  • No washing, not even on Sundays
  • All children and Muggle-Wumps to be taught upside-down
  • All trees to painted with HugTight Sticky Glue








Candidate 3: Alice

  • All food to be clearly labelled with  nutritional information and effects of consumption
  • All books to be illustrated
  • Daily daydreaming compulsory






Candidate 4: Greg Heffley

  • The Cheese Touch is banned (unless Fregley has it – that’s okay)
  • Only comic books should be read in class – no boring ‘EDUCATIONAL’ books allowed
  • Kids should be allowed to play computer games whenever they want – even if it’s the middle of the night and mom is trying to sleep





Candidate 5: Docter Noel

  • Dangerology lessons for everyone. Taught by me, Docter Noel Zone, the greatest dangerologist in the world, ever.
  • All stairs to be removed from houses so you can’t fall down. All shelves to be removed from houses so they can’t fall on to you.
  • Cycling is on the list of things that nobody is allowed to do EVER. The bicycle will be renamed the Wheel of Terror. Bicycles don’t make any sense and are far too dangerous.




Who gets your vote? #VotePuffin now!

Penguin Schools Reading List: Stories to make them Laugh

To celebrate our brilliant and rather hilarious new World Book Day books – The Dinosaur that Pooped a Lot and The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day,we’ve created a reading list of some of the funniest children’s stories around. Click below to find out more. We hope these stories make you smile…