Top 10 Best Roald Dahl Books

From the depths of the chocolate factory to the heights of a giant peach, each of these books is a thrilling adventure that will transport you to wondrous worlds filled with excitement, humor, and just a touch of mischief. So buckle up and get ready to soar through the sky with a witch or two, dive into the sweetest of treats, and perhaps even meet a Big Friendly Giant or two. These stories are sure to enchant and delight you, dear reader, for years to come.
The Top Ten
1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tells the story of a young boy named Charlie Bucket who wins a golden ticket to tour the famous chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. The story follows Charlie's adventures inside the factory along with the other ticket winners and highlights the unusual and magical elements that exist within the factory. Published in 1964, it has become a classic of children's literature.

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 like this book because it the factory creates my two favorite foods: chocolate and ice cream.

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

2 Matilda Published in 1988, this book tells the story of a young girl named Matilda Wormwood who is exceptionally intelligent and possesses extraordinary telekinetic powers. The book follows Matilda's journey as she tries to overcome the challenges posed by her parents and the cruel headmistress of her school, Miss Trunchbull. Along the way, she forms a bond with her kind and supportive teacher, Miss Honey, and discovers the true potential of her powers.

It's the best book ever I have read and seen. Also, this book has taught me a big lesson that is knowledge is power. A big thanks to Roald Dahl for this amazing book.

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

This is the best book even if my mom doesn't like the movie or book. This book should be on number 1. The best book ever.

3 The BFG Short for "The Big Friendly Giant," this book was published in 1982. The story follows a young orphan girl named Sophie, who is snatched from her bedroom one night by the BFG, who is friendly unlike the other man-eating giants. Together, they embark on a mission to save the children of England from the other giants who would eat them. The book is known for its creative and humorous use of language, including the BFG's unique way of speaking.

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.

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!

Awesome ending! Love how it works out

4 The Witches The story follows a young boy named Luke who accidentally stumbles upon a witches' convention and overhears their plot to turn all the children in England into mice. With the help of his grandmother, a retired witch hunter, Luke must try to stop the witches and reverse their curse. The book is known for its imaginative descriptions of the witches and their powers, as well as its memorable ending.

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.

5 James and the Giant Peach The story follows a young boy named James who escapes from his cruel aunts by climbing inside a giant peach with a group of magical, talking insects. Together, they set off on a journey across the ocean, encountering a variety of obstacles and adventures along the way. The book is known for its imaginative use of language and its memorable characters.

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.

6 The Twits The story follows the nasty and disgusting Mr. and Mrs. Twit, who delight in playing mean tricks on each other and mistreating animals. However, their actions eventually catch up to them in a series of hilarious and grotesque mishaps. The book is known for its dark humor and imaginative descriptions of the Twits and their antics.

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.

7 Fantastic Mr. Fox The story follows a clever fox named Mr. Fox, who outwits three farmers who are trying to catch him and his family. The book is known for its clever plot and memorable characters, as well as its use of language and wordplay. It has been adapted into several different media, including a film by Wes Anderson.

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.

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

8 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator A sequel to the popular children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. It follows the adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka as they travel in a glass elevator through space and encounter various strange creatures. The book was first published in 1972.

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

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

9 George's Marvellous Medicine A young boy named George decides to make a special medicine to cure his grandmother's grumpiness. However, the medicine turns out to have some unexpected and fantastical effects. The book was published in 1981 and has been adapted for both stage and screen.

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.

Creative, funny to read and a short read.

I like it because it talks about why roald wanted to make medicine

10 Danny, the Champion of the World Tells the story of a young boy named Danny and his father, who live in a gypsy caravan and secretly poach pheasants from a wealthy landowner. The book was published in 1975 and is notable for its depiction of a strong and loving father-son relationship.

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.

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!

The Contenders
11 Boy, Tales of Childhood A collection of autobiographical stories from Roald Dahl's childhood, including tales of his time at boarding school, his family, and his love of chocolate. It was published in 1984 and provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.
12 Esio Trot Tells the story of a shy man named Mr. Hoppy who falls in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver. When he learns that she is unhappy because her pet tortoise, Alfie, has stopped growing, Mr. Hoppy comes up with a plan to help her. The book was published in 1990 and is a sweet and heartwarming story about the power of love.

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

13 Going Solo This book is the second part of Roald Dahl's autobiography, following on from "Boy, Tales of Childhood". It tells the story of Dahl's time as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II and his experiences in East Africa. The book was published in 1986 and provides a fascinating insight into a pivotal period in Dahl's life.
14 The Magic Finger This children's book tells the story of a young girl with a magic finger that can turn people into animals. When she gets angry with her neighbors for hunting ducks, she uses her magic finger to teach them a lesson. The book was published in 1966 and is a classic example of Roald Dahl's irreverent and imaginative storytelling.

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

15 The Giraffe the Pelly and Me This children's book tells the story of a boy named Billy who befriends a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey who run a window-cleaning business. When they are hired by the Duke of Hampshire to clean the windows of his mansion, they uncover a plot to steal the Duchess's jewels. The book was published in 1985 and is a fun and whimsical tale.

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

16 Kiss Kiss This collection of short stories for adults was first published in 1960. It features tales of revenge, betrayal, and dark humor, and has been praised for its unique and unsettling blend of horror and comedy.
17 Gremlins Gremlins is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and published in 1943. It tells the story of mischievous creatures that sabotage airplanes during World War II. The book is a collection of humorous short stories that revolve around the antics of these creatures.

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!

18 Revolting Rhymes Revolting Rhymes is a collection of six fairy tales with a twist written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book was first published in 1982 and features Dahl's unique brand of dark humor. Each fairy tale is retold in verse, with a humorous and often gruesome twist.
19 The Enormous Crocodile The Enormous Crocodile is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book was first published in 1978 and tells the story of a crocodile who wants to eat children. The crocodile tries to trick various animals into helping him catch the children, but his plans are always foiled.
20 Dirty Beasts Dirty Beasts is a collection of humorous poems written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book was first published in 1983 and features Dahl's irreverent and twisted sense of humor. Each poem describes a different animal with disgusting habits or traits.
21 The Minpins The Minpins is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Patrick Benson. The book was first published in 1991, a year after Dahl's death, and tells the story of a boy named Little Billy who befriends a group of tiny people called Minpins. Together, they go on a dangerous adventure to defeat the fearsome Gruncher.

This is the first book I got when I was reading it it was night time and I got to the part where he almost gets eaten I was ike "Nope not now!" and I finished it in the morning. (I was 8)

22 Lamb to the Slaughter Lamb to the Slaughter is a short story written by Roald Dahl and first published in 1953. The story tells the tale of a pregnant housewife who murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then serves it to the investigating detectives. The story is known for its dark humor and unexpected twist ending.
23 Rhyme Stew Rhyme Stew is a collection of poems and short stories written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book was first published in 1989 and features a mix of new material and reworked versions of older stories. The book includes a variety of themes and styles, from humorous to macabre.

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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