Roald Dahl is the author behind some of the best-loved children’s books of all time. What would children’s literature be without the books of Roald Dahl? His books have been adored by children and even adults all over the world. These books have been published in more than 50 languages and adapted into numerous movies. Roald Dahl went on to sell approximately more than 250 million copies of his books worldwide. In this article, we have listed some of his top books.
Matilda is a tale of a five-year-old genius girl who loves to read but has a horrible family and headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Her family doesn’t appreciate the fact that she loves reading and writing. It is a tale of good versus evil. This children’s book is one of a kind and will surely stay with you for years after you read it. This book also won the Children’s Book Award shortly after its release.
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Many of us are already familiar with this book, it is Dahl’s most famous one. It is a book that appeals to every child’s imagination and takes its readers into a world filled with descriptions of the most scrumptious foods you can imagine. Apart from all the delicious food and chocolates, this book has a lot of hilarious characters as well, which makes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a book which appeals to all ages. A good read.
3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator takes its readers on another exciting adventure with Charlie and Willie Wonka to outer space. They accidentally travel to outer space and land on a luxury space hotel, where they meet evil aliens who eat humans. It is a fun read and will surely capture your attention every step of the way.
4. The Witches
The Witches tells a story of an orphaned young boy and his Norwegian grandmother as they battle the Witches of England who try getting rid of children in the world. English witches turn out to be most evil disguised as normal women who turn children into mice. The Witches is one of the most entertaining and funniest books by Roald Dahl.
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox is an excellent chapter book for early readers. Mr. Fox is the breadwinner of the family and must protect his family against three evil farmers, Bean, Bunce and Boggis. But unfortunately, the farmers won’t give up easily. This is a great read, and it was even adapted into a Wes Anderson film.
6. The BFG
BFG, which stands for the Big Friendly Giant, tells the tale of a giant who has extremely large ears and blows dreams into children’s windows. When he makes friends with Sophie, an orphan, she travels around with him in his ear to stop evil giants from eating children. It is a great book which makes you feel warm inside. A must read.