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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to "a wonderful faraway place." In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939, he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died, children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.

Books

Books in Bloom

Springtime means warmer weather, a season of renewal, and fresh new books perfect for spring holidays, blooming garden parties, and outdoor adventures! Whether you’re hosting the holidays or looking to flex your green thumb, we have everything you need to gift, garden, and grow this spring. Check out our highlights below to browse our favorite

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In Theaters December 15: Wonka

The buzz for Wonka is growing! Though it’s not out in theaters yet, early reviewers are already singing its praises, and the movie is set to be one of December’s must-see releases. Wonka is the musical origin story of the classic Willy Wonka character in his early days as a budding chocolatier. Starring Timothée Chalamet

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Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: December

The end of the year is fast approaching, and our books publishing in December have us thinking about what lies ahead. Prep for new life journeys in 2024 with books like How to Plan a Wedding, The Month-by-Month Baby Book, and The Reset Workbook. Commit to cooking more and eating out less with tips from Compact

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Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: October

We’re overflowing with awesome books for October! Read more about your favorite celeb, whether you worship at the altar of Dolly Parton, live and breathe all things Harry Styles, or have never forgotten the revolutionary creativity of Tupac. Foodies with precarious piles of cooking tomes can find some relief in the form of delicious, easy

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Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: January

Start your year off right with gluten-free baking, fun and games with Bluey, or with the most talked about memoir of the year, Spare. Make reading more books one of your resolutions this year, and check out what’s coming up in January to find your perfect first read of 2023.   Gift titles on sale

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Winter 2022 Film & TV Tie Ins

Holiday blockbusters are coming!  Superheroes, beloved children’s characters, and new animated adventures are making their way to screens this winter! We’ve highlighted some of our most-anticipated movies and shows below, but make sure to check out the full winter movie and TV title list here.   Black Panther: Wakanda Forever After the sudden and deeply-felt

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, WITH TAIKA AND FRIENDS

Roald Dahl teams up with Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Taika Waititi to present “James And The Giant Peach, With Taika And Friends”! This fundraising story-telling series will be told in 10 installments and will be released on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm EST / 10 am PST.  

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