All The David Walliams Books In Order

If your children (or indeed you!) have yet to discover the joyous David Walliams books then you are in for a treat. Like a modern-day Roald Dahl, who incidentally David was inspired by, his writing is fun, engaging and brilliantly bizarre. His characters are everyday and unique - from Billionaire Boy to Gangsta Granny - and wonderfully relatable even with their eccentricities.


What Walliams manages with all his tales is to bring humour and silliness to moving and difficult topics. From the boy who didn't fit in (The Boy In The Dress) to a man who everyone avoids because he smells (Mr Stink) and the wild but lovable rabble in World's Worst Children, outsiders are heroes in his books. He pulls reluctant readers and booklovers in immediately and has you eating up his words, and the worlds he creates, in no time.


Whether you've read them all and just want to read them in order, or you're yet to embark on sharing these tales with your children, then here are all of David Walliams' books in order:

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David Walliams' Children's Books

Perfect for children age 9 and up.

1. The Boy In The Dress - 2008

The first book Walliams released (to critical acclaim) is about a 12 year old boy called Dennis whose life is pretty bleak after his mum leaves. That is, until he makes friends with a girl over their love of Vogue magazine... and dresses.

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2. Mr Stink - 2009

Chloe has befriended Mr Stink, the stinkiest, swankiest tramp in town and decides to hide him in her garden shed... and keep him a secret of course. But as Chloe finds out, it's hard to keep someone as stinky as Mr Stink a secret for long...

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3. Billionaire Boy - 2010

Lots of kids, and adults too, wonder what it'd like to be rich and have everything you want... well Billionaire Boy Joe knows exactly what it's like and whilst he has his own bowling alley and an orang-utan for a Butler, he doesn't have any friends.

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4. Gangsta Granny - 2011

Ben's Grandma is boring and staying at her house is the most boring thing ever. Or so Ben thinks. In a surprising tale of an elderly international jewel thief who ropes her grandson in to steal the Crown Jewels, Ben realises that staying with his Granny is the most exciting thing he's ever done.

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5. Ratburger - 2012

So funny you'll have to hold your sides from splitting, Ratburger is the funny story of Zoe and a cast of family, friends and locals who seem to be out to get her... and her pet rat. Will she stop them? You'll have to read it to find out!

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6. Demon Dentist - 2013

You'd expect a shiny coin under your pillow in exchange for your tooth right? Wrong! Something sinister has come to town and instead of financial rewards, children are waking up to slugs and spiders and earwigs crawling out from underneath their pillows. What, or who, could possibly behind it all?

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7. Awful Auntie - 2014

Aunt Alberta is on a mission to stop Lady Stella Saxby from inheriting the wonderful Saxby Hall. But Stella is a smart cookie and along with her friend Soot makes a plan (that includes a mischievous chimney sweep ghost) to make sure her awful auntie doesn't triumph!

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8. Grandpa's Great Escape - 2016

This beautiful adventure story will shine a light on the special bond between grandparent and grandchild, even if the Grandpa at the heart of this tale forgets his grandson Jack's name and wears his slippers to the supermarket. Taking to the skies in a spitfire, Grandpa is the unlikely hero who saves the day.

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9. The World's Worst Children - 2016

Ten delightfully dreadful tales of ten delightfully dreadful children make up this brilliant book, perfect for a hilarious bedtime. From Blubbering Bertha, Dribbling Drew and Sofia Sofia... which one do you think is the worst?

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10. The Midnight Gang - 2016

Finding himself in hospital after being hit on the head by a cricket ball, Tom is initially scared of the scary porters and matrons stalking the ward. But when he meets four other patients who discover their dreams can really come true, they form the midnight gang and magic (and friendship) ensues.

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11. The World's Worst Children 2 - 2017

The wickedly worst children are back, this time though, they're even worse! More tales of gruesome, horrifying and disgusting children, you won't believe how bad they can be...

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12. Bad Dad - 2017

Frank's dad is in prison for a driving the getaway car in a bank robbery. Frank decides to break his dad free from prison for one night so he can give the money back but first, they'll have to go through the formidable crime boss, Mr Big.

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13. World's Worst Children 3 - 2018

In his newest World's World Children book, David brings together ten more stories of hilariously horrid children. There are tantrums, pranks and lots of laughs here.

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14. The Ice Monster

Elsie is an orphan living on the streets of Victorian London and she's about to go on a truly exciting adventure! She hears about a wooly mammoth that has been spotted in the Artic and becomes determined to see this creature for herself... 

David Walliams Picture Books

Perfect for younger readers ages 3 and up.

1. The Slightly Annoying Elephant - 2013

Do you know a big blue elephant with a bossy streak that likes to turn up uninvited? Well, once you've read this warm and funny story, you certainly will!

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2. The First Hippo on The Moon - 2014

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

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3. The Queen's Orangutan - 2015

It all goes bananas when the bored Queen makes a brilliant birthday wish for... you guessed it... an orang-utan!

4. The Bear That Went Boo - 2015

A mischievous little bear cub who loves to go Boo! But doesn't know when to stop? It can only be the brilliant written and beautifully illustrated tale by Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross.

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5. There's a Snake In My School - 2016

When everyone else brings in creatures of the furry, four legged kind for bring-you-pet-to-school-day, what does Miranda do? She brings in her pet snake, Penelope of course. Whilst the headmistress is horrified, and doesn't think Penelope belongs in a school, this snake has other ideas...

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If you're just starting out with the world of David Walliams, you could do worse than getting our 5 book boxset of his most popular tales. For those of you with children who prefer audiobooks, we have the Bumper-Tastic Collection of 27 CDs too. And of course, you can always pick up his other books one-by-one as you work your way through his collection. See them all (and find out more about this brilliant children's author) on our David Walliams author page.

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    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up. This book and CD edition comes with audio hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! 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!
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    David Walliams' novels have had such a huge impact on children's fiction that now many people see the actor, comedian and fundraiser as an author first. Full of heart and humour, his stories look at issues that affect all children and have devilishly Dahl-style anarchy running through them.

    Following the success of Demon Dentist, Mr. Stink and The Boy in the Dress, we're delighted to be offering you Grandpa's Great Escape. Jack's Grandpa may wear his slippers to the supermarket and constantly forget Jack's name but he can still take to the skies and save the day.

    With spitfire journeys over London and great escapes through the city, this is an exciting adventure about the bond between grandparent and grandchild. It's also full of Walliams' long-time collaborator Tony Ross' distinctive illustrations.
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.

    This title was shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
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    Following on from the success of Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny and his three other bestselling children's novels, Little Britain actor, comedian, fundraiser and talented author David Walliams' Demon Dentist is available in paperback for an unbelievable Book People price!

    Another jaw-achingly funny read, this time a cloud of darkness has come to town. Children who put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy are waking up to find dead slugs, live spiders and earwigs underneath. Someone or something evil is lurking, but who or what is it?

    With Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations once again featured throughout and a hint of Roald Dahl-style macabre humour, this is a funny but heart-warming book that will make parents laugh just as much as children.
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    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. 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!
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    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. 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...Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!
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    Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his first five novels. We start with The Boy in the Dress, a book all about a boy who just doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.

    Billionaire Boy is a book all about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; and Gangsta Ganny proves that grandmas may have hidden traits - including being a jewel thief. Finally, Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers.

    Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!

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    One of the UK's favourite storytellers, David Walliams' novels are full of wit and wisdom. They have heart-warming themes and a spiky sense of humour that appeals to any fan of Roald Dahl. In this book, he's delighted to introduce children to the Midnight Gang!

    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning... Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting.

    While bonding, the five friends find all their dreams coming true. This is a spellbinding book about the power of friendship and magic. It's just as captivating as Walliams' previous books Mr Stink, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny and has a cast of characters your children will instantly love.