The Beano brand owner DC Thomson has struck a deal with publisher Penguin for new books.
Penguin Children's Books will launch brand new Dennis the Menace fiction from acclaimed author and actor Steven Butler.
In a publishing first for the brand, ‘The Diary of Dennis the Menace’ will arrive in November. This features "rib-tickling tales of life in Beanotown" told in Dennis' own words (with the help of his canine friend Gnasher).
A Bash Street Joke Book will also arrive in November.
And next year, further fiction titles, an official sticker book, a search-and-find book and an official guide will hit book shelves.
The Beano magazine celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Penguin Children's own UK and Ireland English language rights.
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