Roald Dahl

One of the most dysfunctional couples in the history of children's fiction, The Twits, are starring in a new children's game for smartphones and tablets.

Roald Dahl's Twit or Miss, due for release on Thursday, is the first in a planned series of apps based on the author's back catalogue, released by the Dahl estate and publisher Penguin Random House.

"One of the areas our kids audience expects to find Roald Dahl is in the digital space, so it's very exciting to be able to work with Penguin to bring the stories to life through apps

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Amazon Now in Talks with Simon & Schuster (WSJ) The country’s largest bookseller is also in talks with Simon & Schuster, said Leslie Moonves, CEO of the publisher’s parent CBS Corp.CBS -1.94% at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. *** Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Turns 50 (GalleyCat) Roald Dahl‘s classic children’s book […]

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Today, September 13, is the birthday of the late children’s author Roald Dahl. A website of unknown provenance is urging people to celebrate with dress-up ideas, party suggestions and a museum visit, either virtually or in person. And of course, the bento bloggers I wrote about previously are out in force again, with Roald Dahl [...]

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A German publisher is being accused of excessive political correctness for removing controversial language from a classic children's book, sparking debate about how to handle outdated and offensive words in the genre.

Last month German Family Minister Kristina Schröder incited the ire of her fellow conservative politicians when she took aim at politically incorrect content in classic children's literature. In addition to suggesting that God should be gender neutral, she criticized sexist and racist messages in some of these tales too.

With his slight build, round rims and British accent, Harry Potter, the international star of the children's literati, has already inspired comparisons to beloved book characters including The Little Prince and Mathilda. Magical and quirky, the Potter series is reputed to be among the bestselling publishing cross-over hits ever with 55 million prints and counting in circulation in the U.S. alone. But what sets Potter apart from the pack is not so much the creativity of J.K. Rowling, but rather, the bite that the traditional print book series takes out of the multi-media world: toys, gadgets and a Hollywood movie replete with special effects

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