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

The best book ever I read

Its very adventures

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2 Matilda

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

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

Wow! Dahl has done it again!

Very good book

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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

Can't wait to see this in cinema!

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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

very good

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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.

Ha terrible story but good book

Great book

7 Boy, Tales of Childhood
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

Love,love,love this book! 😍😍
It is so hilarious! This book should be at least…well at least…OK, I'd put it at number one.
P.S. Sorry all you shocked fans, but l hate Johnny Depp. I mean, he is flat out insane.

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.

Best book ever

Meh. One of those times I prefer the movie. - Elric-san

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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.

The Contenders

11 Esio Trot

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

12 Going Solo

I think it more of a comic

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

13 Danny, the Champion of the World

Read this in the fifth grade and LOVED it!

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14 The Magic Finger

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

15 Kiss Kiss

I think it's a bad book

16 The Enormous Crocodile

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

17 Lamb to the Slaughter


18 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!

19 Dirty Beasts
20 The Giraffe the Pelly and Me
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Matilda
2. The BFG
3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
1. The Twits
2. The BFG
3. George's Marvellous Medicine
1. Boy, Tales of Childhood
2. The BFG
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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