You might know David Walliams as that riotously funny British comedian and actor that swam the English Channel that one time; however, now Walliams is one of the fastest growing children’s authors in the UK and globally!
If you and your kids haven’t had a chance to dip into David’s writing you’re missing out on a real treat. His novels are a laugh-out-loud experience for ages 8 and up. He’s been compared to Roald Dahl for his witty and intelligent writing, but where Dahl is dark and random, Walliams brings an understanding of children’s lives that makes his books charming and relatable, as well as hilarious. His novels are a great next step for kids graduating from Wimpy Kid, Weirdo, or Dork Diaries.
If your kids aren’t quite old enough for the novels yet, Walliams has written picture books that bring his humour to a younger audience. Brightly coloured and full of fun, they will help you start your Walliams addiction early. Whichever book you try we’re confident you’ll see why he’s rapidly becoming one of our favourite authors.
We’ve added some handy information on all the Walliams books published so far down below so you can make sure you haven’t missed any. They don’t need to be read in order, so pick one that takes your fancy and enjoy. Happy reading!
The 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...
Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress
is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain
David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.
The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children by David Walliams - beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake.
"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well..."
It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye...
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.
Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want.
But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend...
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words.
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. Now she needs Ben's help...
The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the UK. From the bestselling Walliams
comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe.
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? The clue is in the title...
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? Read this book and find out!
The next heartfelt and hilarious new novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! A page-turning, rollicking romp of a read, sparkling with Walliams' most eccentric characters yet and full of humour and heart.
From larger than life, tiddlywinks obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta to her pet owl, Wagner - this is an adventure with a difference. Aunt Alberta is on a mission to cheat the young Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance -Saxby Hall.
But with mischievous and irrepressible Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, alongside her Stella is determined to fight back... And sometimes a special friend, however different, is all you need to win through.
Grandpa’s Great Escape
∗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!
An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart.
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited?
A slightly annoying elephant, of course!
Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents.
The First Hippo on the Moon
From number one bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure.
Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream.
Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF!
Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!
The Bear Who Went Boo!
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children aged three and up.
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 ... Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!