Best Roald Dahl Books


The Top Ten

1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

After I read the first sentence of the book, I immediately knew that this story is going to be kinda strange, but it's still hilarious. Great book, recommend you to read it.

I just want to say Roald Dahl is the best and his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the best

I read this as a kid and it's still one of my favorites

I wish the original book was released :( There were characters that were removed in the final book like Miranda Piker. - Ilovestephanie

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2 Matilda

My sis loves this classic plus this is a book anyone can enjoy although in the movie they forget 2 more pranks. Also read the Bfg it is also gucci twins

I loved the movie, and love the book. Must read and must watch.

Best Roald Dahl book ever! Put it on 1, please!

The book is marvellous, the film is marvellous and the musical is marvellous! 😀😀😍❤️❤️

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3 The BFG

Out of reading a total of 4 books by Dahl, The BFG is the best creation by Roald Dahl. I rate this book 10 of 10. This is a must read!

Roald Dahl was my LIFE as a middle-schooler! I loved all his books and borrowed them thousands of times from the library so I could reread them over and over again. The BFG is definitely my favourite, followed closely by Matilda.

Juice is cool


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4 The Twits

This is the funniest book ever! The kind of book you can never get tired of

The twits! Should be in the top 10. Not Number 12. - lizard302

This should be number 1.Loved it

It is funny in thebworld

5 The Witches

I've got the entire Roald Dahl collection and this one is by far my favourite. I love how he's written a children's fantasy, but has also put a creepy spin on it. It still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! What's more? The imagination is simply spewing over the top and it was made into an amazing movie. I love this book so much!

This used to scare me to death and give me nightmares. Mainly because when I read it (i only read the caution about witches part) my parents were listening to the Halloween theme song.

This was one of my favorite books growing up. It's so creative and interesting. The movie with Anjelica Houston is also criminally underrated. - Elric-san

Best roald dahl book ever I have read all of the

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6 James and the Giant Peach

A well-written story. It's not as popular as The BFG and Matilda but this book has an incredible story. Roald Dahl has written decent amount of books, but I loved this one. A FABULOUS book.

It deserves a lot more votes. I love this book; it was the essence of my childhood. - Gg2000

Ha terrible story but good book

Great book

7 Boy, Tales of Childhood

His autobiography part 1

Do good so interesting rohal dhal probably lied

I Love it

8 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

The most underrated Dahl. Johnny Depp should reprise his role in a sequel. - PositronWildhawk

This is the best book ever


it is crap

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9 Fantastic Mr. Fox

Let's just say that the worlds #1 storyteller has some taste when it comes to this book. No wonder 4th grade makes us read this book. Thank you Tennessee for putting this in our lessons.

Love all his books but this, the witches, twits and Matilda are my favorites. Love the villains in this one.

It's not surprising that the story for the best Roald Dahl movie came from his best book.

This book is a bit boring for me. I’d prefer George’s marvellous medicine because it is funny.

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10 George's Marvellous Medicine

I'm sorry, I would've picked Charlie and The Chocolate Factory but then I remembered that I kept re-reading this one. The movie was awesome, no doubt, but this book is my favorite.

First book I read by him.

Creative, funny to read and a short read.

Love this one

The Contenders

11 Danny, the Champion of the World

Not as iconic as titles like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda," very underrated. However it by far has the best plot of all of Roald Dahl's books.

Read this in the fifth grade and LOVED it!

Best by far. Very underrated!

This book was amazing! I read when I was 10 and ut is soosososos intrresting

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12 Esio Trot

I love esio trot. I think the movie is better than the book. - lizard302

13 Going Solo

I think it more of a comic

Is it good?
If so what rating out of 10 do you give it?

I loved it. It was about Roald Dahl's Time in the war. It is amazing. If I am going to rank the books it will be this.
1. Going Solo
2. The BFG
3. Charlie And The Great Glase Elevator
4. James And The Giant Peach
5. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
6. Matilda (I am not sorry)
7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
8. The Witches
9. George's Marvellous Medicine
10. Esio Trot
11. Boy: Tales of childhood
12. Danny The Champion Of The World (Overrated)
13. The Twits (Super Overrated)
14. The Magic Finger
15. The giraffe and the pelley and me (mediocre)

14 Kiss Kiss

I think it's a bad book

15 The Magic Finger

Not a bad book but it fades in comparison to other books Dahl has written

I don't enjoy the magic finger compared to the others

The worst bok he has written

16 Gremlins

Surprisingly enough, this classic movie was originally a Roald Dahl book. Shocking, I know. What's even more surprising is that it was the first book he ever published, which is why I think it deserves more credit than any other book on this list. Sure, 'The Witches', 'James And The Giant Peach', 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' are all amazing, but this was the book that started his career as an author. He wouldn't be where he is today if it weren't for this book and I think that's saying something. Plus, it was made into an AWESOME movie!

Haven't read the book, but I enjoyed the movie. Gizmo is very adorable!

17 The Enormous Crocodile

It's a great book and for little kids as well also buy juice

It’s spicy

18 Lamb to the Slaughter


19 The Giraffe the Pelly and Me

It is a very good book, particularly for younger readers, and it is enjoyable for even older readers.

20 Dirty Beasts
21 Rhyme Stew

It’s a good read, not one of Roald Dahl’s most famous books, but still... the way Dahl makes the story into a rhyme is very innovative. But I would suggest this book particularly for older readers.

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1. Matilda
2. The BFG
3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. The BFG
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
1. The Twits
2. The BFG
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