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The Twits

By Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Copyright © 1980

What happens when 2 of the meanest old people come up against 4 young boys, 4 monkeys, 1 roly-poly bird from Africa, and hundreds of European birds? 304 more words

Junior Fiction

The BFG

By Roald Dahl

Illustrations by Quentin Blake

Published by Farrar • Straus • Giroux

Copyright © 1982

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is just another example of Roald Dahl’s childlike imagination combining with his social awareness, making for a moralistic tale that children can’t help but like. 443 more words

Junior Fiction

The Enormous Crocodile

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Copyright © 1978

Dahl has taken us for a spin into the jungle with “The Enormous Crocodile.” Who doesn’t love a story about a big, bad monster who wants to eat children? 235 more words

Junior Fiction

James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Copyright © 1961

“James and the Giant Peach” is a story, as it were, of a young boy and a little magic that turned him into a real hero to his new and rather unlikely friends. 301 more words

Junior Fiction

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Copyright © 1972

“Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” picks up where “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” left of, but if “’Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ is Dahl at his best…” then “Charlie and the great Glass Elevator is Dahl at his worst. 289 more words

Junior Fiction

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Copyright © 1964

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is Dahl at his best, magic and social skewering all at once. But, I wonder if anyone will notice anymore. 331 more words

Junior Fiction

The Last Musketeer

By Stuart Gibbs

Published by Harper

Copyright © 2011

Meet the Three Musketeers before they were the Musketeers in this thrilling middle ages, middle school adventure. 241 more words

Junior Fiction