Roald Dahl Books for Children
This list of Roald Dahl books is provided in order of the publishing date, with those published earliest appearing first.
The Gremlins (1943; 2006) Illustrated by Walt Disney Studios artists, this is the story of Gus - a World War II fighter pilot. During one of his missions, Gus encounters a Gremlin. His discovery changes the course of the war and the world, forever!
James and the Giant Peach (1961) This book tells the story of a little 9-year old boy named James, who lives with his maiden aunts. After spilling a bag of magic crocodile tongues near a peach tree, James embarks on a marvelous adventure of fantasy and intrigue.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) This may be the most famous of the Roald Dahl books. The finders of five golden tickets receive the prize of a lifetime - the opportunity to tour Mr. Wonka's famed chocolate factory. Once inside, they are witness to the secrets and mad-genius inventions of the factory's proprietor. For one winner - young Charlie Bucket - the trip is more than just an adventure. It becomes a life-changing event!
The Magic Finger (1966) This is the story of a young girl with magical powers.
Fantastic Mr Fox (1970) Farmers are tormented by nighttime visits from a very clever little fox. When they set out to hunt and kill Mr. Fox, they find out just how "fantastic" he really is!
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972) This is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with Charlie, his family and Mr. Wonka zooming through space in the glass elevator. There, they encounter aliens, a space hotel and a host of fantastic adventures.
Danny, the Champion of the World (1975) Danny truly admires his father - until he learns that his father has a secret. Can Danny help him carry out a plan to poach pheasants from land owned by a rich neighbor?
The Enormous Crocodile (1978) A villainous crocodile plans to eat a little child. When his animal neighbors discover his plan, they work together to foil it.
The Twits (1980) The Twits are a husband and wife team who play tricks on one another. The tricks escalate into what Roald Dahl the official website calls, "a black-comedy featuring quite possibly the nastiest characters, and funniest moments in any of his fiction."
George's Marvelous Medicine (1981) George sets out to create a magic potion that will change his grandma's mean and nasty ways.
The BFG (1982) BFG stands for the "Big Friendly Giant," and this book is a spin-off from a story told to Danny by his father in Danny the Champion of the World. The Big Friendly Giant is befriended by a little girl named Sophie. With help from the Queen of England, the pair work together to defeat a group of giants who are not so friendly.