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 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!

I read this book so many times, and it was so magical and amazing, I love it!

2 Matilda

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.

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

3 The BFG

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

Can't wait to see this in cinema!

4 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.

The witches is definitely the best Roald Dahl book. It is scary, it has a great storyline, the witches are such good villains and I still love it.

5 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.

Love the story

Best book ever

6 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.

7 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.

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

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

8 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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

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.

First book I read by him.

I hate the grandma

10 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.

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!

The Contenders
11 Boy, Tales of Childhood

His autobiography part 1

12 Esio Trot

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

13 Going Solo
14 The Magic Finger

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

15 The Giraffe the Pelly and Me

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

16 Kiss Kiss

I think it's a bad book

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 Revolting Rhymes
19 The Enormous Crocodile
20 Dirty Beasts

Never read it

21 The Minpins

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
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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