Which David Walliams book should your child be reading?

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While the name, David Walliams, might ring a bell for lovers of Little Britain, it’s his kids books that have made Walliams a household name.

Since 2008 he has taken the children’s literary world by storm, with some even crowning him ‘the new Roald Dahl’.

And it’s not hard to see why. Walliams’ stories touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children of all ages. So, to help you make the right choice for the child in your life, here’s a handy guide!

Ages 3+

 

y648There’s a Snake in My School

Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet… Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn’t think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas…

 

The First Hippo on the Moon

Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .BLAST OFF!

The Bear Who Went Boo

At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go… BOO! But this little bear cub doesn’t always know when to stop.

 

y648-6The Slightly Annoying Elephant  

What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course!

Boogie Bear

Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can’t get any worse.

 

 

Ages 8+


y648-13The Midnight Gang

Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning. When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward… But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime.

 

y648-3Grandpa’s Great Escape

Jack’s Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up Spam à la Custard for dinner and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name. But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day.

y648-5Awful Auntie

Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky – weapon up her sleeve.

 

 

y648-7Demon Dentist

Make your appointment if you dare… Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it?

 

y648-8Ratburger

Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery – mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it?

 

 

y648-9Gangsta Granny

Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…

y648-10Billionaire Boy

Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe’s rich. Really, really rich. Joe’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He’s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. But Joe isn’t happy. Why not? Because he’s got a billion pounds… and not a single friend.

 

 

y648-11Mr. Stink

‘Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well.’ Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she’s never spoken to him. Which isn’t surprising, because he’s a tramp, and he stinks. But there’s more to Mr. Stink than meets the eye (or nose) and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed.

y648-12The Boy in the Dress

Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book. David Walliams’s beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

 

 

Grandpa‘s Great Escapey648-3

Jack’s Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up Spam à la Custard for dinner and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name. But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day.

Bad Dad

Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

 

 

 

y648-1The World’s Worst Children

Are you ready to meet the World’s Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa – a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew – a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha – a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!

The World’s Worst Children 2

Are you ready to meet the World’s Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa – a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew – a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha – a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!

 

 

 Which David Walliams story caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below.

Posted on December 13, 2017 by

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