Charles Dickens is one of the most famous authors of all time.
Here are some fun and accessible adaptations to introduce children and young people to the great writer.
Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books
Interest age: 8+
Reading age: 8+
A selection of the works of one of the world's greatest writers, retold in accessible comic-strip style.
Author: Charles Dickens Illustrator: Barry Ablett Adapted by Usborne
Interest age: 6+
Reading age: 6+
This classic is retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read
Author: Chris Priestley
Interest age: 12+
Reading age: 11+
Friendship, trust and betrayal combine to form a dangerous liaison in this moving and frightening new book from Chris Priestley
Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Interest age: 9+
Reading age: 9+
Celebrate the 2012 bi-centenary of Charles Dickens' life with this new, illustrated biography. Beginning with his birth it follows Dickens through his early years of hardship, career as a reporter and his family life, and then moves on to his success as a writer, his visits to America and Europe and his tours and talks. There are also lively graphic-novel st…
Author: J D Sharpe
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Interest age: 12+
Reading age: 10+
'Can I have some gore?' Oliver Twist is given a supernatural spin in this vivid reimagining of Dickens’ novel.
Author: Terry Pratchett
Interest age: 14+
Reading age: 14+
Terry Pratchett once again proves himself a master storyteller in this tribute to one of Charles Dickens' best-known characters, the Artful Doger.
Author: Original story by Charles Dickens retold by Sarah Powell with an introduction by Cindy Sughrue Charles Dickens Museum London Illustrator: Louise Pigott
Publisher: Studio Press
Interest age: 5-8
Reading age: 6-8
This search and find book takes children through the different stages of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story with lots of things to look for; a lovely activity for Christmas Day, whether you're young or old.