Celebrating 50 years: May

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Roald Dahl HQ
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11:30am, 2nd May
Penguin colour paperback edition of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Even more fun and games – find out how you can join the 50th anniversary celebrations for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this May

As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's 50th birthday celebrations continue, this year's UK National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM) is picking up on the theme of Imagination and Inventiveness - what better way to acknowledge the enduring legacy of Roald Dahl's much-loved story?

Here's what else is going on this month:

Steinbeck Festival, California (US)

The Penguin Truck Tour will be making a stop at this family book festival in Salinas, California this very weekend (2 - 4 May). Keep your eyes peeled, as the truck will be handing out entry forms for the National Golden Ticket Sweepstakes (US only) - and there's an amazing set of Charlie-themed prizes up for grabs...

Charlie Talks at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre (UK)

Pay a visit to the Roald Dahl Museum on Bank Holiday Monday (5 May) and learn all about the writing process behind the worldwide phenomenon that is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Book Expo America, New York (US)

At the end of the month the Penguin Truck will be all the way across the country at the Book Expo festival - again, if you're heading that way keep a lookout for more chances to enter the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes (US only). The Truck is in New York from May 28 - 31.

National Share-A-Story-Month (UK)

In the UK, not only is this annual celebration of the power of storytelling dedicated to the story of Charlie, Mr Wonka, the devilish Oompa-Loompas and that incedible Chocolate Factory - they also have an amazing Charlie prize package to give away. Take a look and see how you could win...

Throw your own Charlie party (international)

No matter where you are in the world, if you want to join in the celebrations we've got just the (golden) ticket - all you need to do is download our brand new party pack created by Puffin Books, and you could be dusting off your Wonka top hats and canes ready for a birthday party...