The Beano inks Penguin book deal

The Diary of Dennis the Menace and Bash Street Joke Book arrive in November.
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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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