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From our special correspondent at the Ministry of Magic, we have news to light the hearts of Muggles across the world, for there is now a very special new date in your calendar. The stroke of midnight on the 31st July heralds the release of the script book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II, an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, accompanying the opening of a new play by Jack Thorne on the 30th July.Pre-order for half price
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The charming tale of young wizards, witches and a curious school of magic captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the world, culminating in a box office-blasting film franchise that is still sparking a love of stories almost 20 years after the first book was published.
HRH Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall is the official Roald Dahl 100 patron and so it was only fitting she visited The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl on London’s Southbank.
*Superman theme tune*
David Solomons discusses his prize-winning book, My Brother Is A Superhero, and why winning the award was like watching Superman: The Movie for the first time.
A charming, otherworldly tale
Every so often in children's bookselling the stars align perfectly and a wonderful calendar of children's publishing emerges. Here, we've picked a scant five books we are absolutely thrilled to see on the horizon.
Gloriumptious! Roald Dahl turns 100
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world's number one storyteller. How squiffing!
With jubilation galore across the UK, in our homes and in our bookshops we'll rediscover the stonkingly imaginative stories of Dahl, creator of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits and so many more superb stories for children (and adults too!)
Whizzpopping events for children and gloriumptious newly designed editions of Dahl's classic books will appear throughout 2016 so check back for updates on how to join in the fun. It's going to be fantabulous!
the Waterstones Children's Laureate
Illustrator, cartoonist and writer Chris Riddell is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2015-2017 and Waterstones booksellers are proud to support him as he champions reading and illustration in his new role. Go Chris!
Curious about what it is the Children's Laureate does?
Adorning our bookshelves are the best and most inspiring books for children of all ages - absorbing activity books and early learning books for toddlers, as well as a wealth of children’s picture books for younger readers. There's a carnival of fantastic children’s fiction books and children’s reference books too.