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Celebrate Roald Dahl Story Day with Living Paintings!

6th September 2023

Roald Dahl Story Day is celebrated every year on the author’s birthday – 13th September! How will you be marking the occasion?

When we think of Roald Dahl, we think of the fantastical, imaginative worlds and characters he conjures. From the gruesome to the glorious, Dahl’s tales continue to be enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike. Inevitably, we are also drawn to the unique illustrations of Quentin Blake who brought the weird and the wonderful to life in an inimitable way. Dahl and Blake are synonymous with each other and best enjoyed together.

With Roald Dahl Story Day fast approaching, we wanted to shine a light on the Touch to See books and boxsets that can bring Dahl’s stories and Blake’s illustrations to life for blind and visually impaired children and young people. All of these are available to borrow for free from our postal library. Log-in or create an account to order yours in time for the big day!

The Roald Dahl Collection

We have two tactile-audio boxsets containing feely images from a selection of Roald Dahl’s stories including Danny Champion of the World, The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach. Perfect for Key Stage 2 and 3 learning, each comes with an audio guide to help youngsters explore the illustrations. While the stories are not included, it’s the perfect springboard to inspire young learners to explore the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

Borrow Part 1 (Matilda, Danny Champion of the World, The BFG)

Borrow Part 2 (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach)

Quentin Blake’s ABC

Come and learn your ABC with the fantastically funny Quentin Blake! His witty illustrations and jolly rhymes will make exploring the alphabet fun from A right through to Z! With a very special audio guide read by David Walliams and a bonus audio track with the letter sounds for your child to join in with.

Borrow Quentin Blake’s ABC

More Quentin Blake Classics

Blake’s ABC’s is the newest addition to our library, but there is loads more from the master illustrator to explore! Help Mr Magnolia find his missing boot, go on an motoring adventure with Mrs Armitage, or rhyme alone with Fantastic Daisy Artichoke!

Borrow Mr Magnolia

Borrow Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road

Borrow Fantastic Daisy Artichoke

The Wonderful World of David Walliams

As a children’s author, David Walliams really wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to his major influence – Roald Dahl. For this reason, we had to include Walliams on this list! His stories are also beautifully illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake alongside the legendary Tony Ross and this pack of tactile-audio image is a wonderful way to introduce Walliams’ world to young readers. Perfect for Key Stage 2 and 3 learning! Audio guides are read by Walliams himself, alongside Hugh Bonneville and Dan Snow.

Borrow The Wonderful World of David Walliams

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