Puffin Books virtually live

Welcome to Puffin Books Virtually Live, a series of free interactive webcasts from Puffin's bestselling authors. On this website you can find a selection of previous webcasts which you can watch on-demand, as well as details of forthcoming webcasts.

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Friday 25th September

What: Puffin Virtually Live: Roald Dahl Day

When: 2 – 2:30pm GMT, Friday 25th September

Where: Online, in your classroom, library or school hall!

Save the date for the annual Roald Dahl Day webcast!

This year, Puffin Virtually Live: Roald Dahl Day will explore the disgusting story of The Twits! From dirty beards to crafty tricks, The Twits is one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved stories and was revealed as UK primary schools’ most-read book in the 2015 Renaissance Learning Survey.

In addition to all this twittery, the show will celebrate some of Roald Dahl’s other tricky characters and the story behind the NEW Roald Dahl apps.

Last year 250,000 pupils around the world watched LIVE and we’ve got an inkling there’ll be even more tuning in this year. Don’t miss out! Sign up now and be the first to hear the latest information about the line-up!

You’ll find lots of brilliant schools resources on the Roald Dahl website.

Dahlicious Dress Up Day!

25th September is also the date of The Dahlicious Dress Up Day, where school children around the UK are invited to dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl character to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Find out how you can help makes lives better for seriously ill children by taking part here. This is the first time these two school events have been on the same day - so whether you watch for FREE, dress up and donate to Marvelous or do both, it’s the perfect finale to a rambunctious month of Roald Dahl Revelry.

More about Roald Dahl

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he’d had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years’ worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world’s best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Roald Dahl Day is celebrated every year on the 13th September and 2016 will mark 100 years since the birth of the World’s No 1 Storyteller.

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