Best Roald Dahl Books


The Top Ten

1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Best book ever written

Amazing with the queer Mr. Willy Wonka

Its creative

I love how it ends with Charlie now being the owner of the chocolate factory!

2 Matilda

Plain great book overall

Just an amazing book

I love this story and the movie just amazing


3 The BFG

The dream collector friendly giant is a must to read

Man the big fat giant was the best book I ever read I read it every night the peach is the best - SEEyalater

Amazing book - Margarida

I loved this book. Goodnight. - JoMama163

4 The Witches

Funny, and Hilarious!

When I was younger, the film scared me to death - Mnsdjjfijf

It is such a imaginative book! It's such a great book!

I love it! My best book ever!

5 James and the Giant Peach

Great book, really recommend

Best book ever

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

6 The Twits


Funny. - Ashes

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

7 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Truly Innovative!

This is the best book ever that was made. I loved the space planets!

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

This is the best book ever

8 Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

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

9 Boy, Tales of Childhood

So interesting! Aww the matron sound horrid!

Do good so interesting rohal dhal probably lied

His autobiography part 1

I Love it

10 George's Marvellous Medicine

Its really nice and quite funny and is fun to read
I already read the whole book

This ones underrated but really good

I hate the grandma - cpc


The Contenders

11 Danny, the Champion of the World

The most wonderful kid's story I was ever read. Danny's dad is a blueprint for a magical father and modern day Robin Hood. The story is a magnificent poem to the simple joys of the countryside, it skips along and is always spellbinding.

Where every children dream come to reality

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!

12 Esio Trot

Great Story!

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

13 Going Solo

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)

I think it more of a comic

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

14 The Magic Finger

The worst bok he has written

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

15 Kiss Kiss

I think it's a bad book

16 The Giraffe the Pelly and Me

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

17 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!

18 The Enormous Crocodile

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

It’s spicy

19 Revolting Rhymes
20 The Minpins
21 Dirty Beasts

Never read it

22 Lamb to the Slaughter


23 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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