Reading lists

Wondering what to read next, like Matilda? Here are some Roald Dahl reading suggestions to help you...

Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger, illustrated by Quentin Blake

For animal lovers

If you love and care for animals and other creatures, try Esio TrotThe Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox or The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

And if you cheered for Mugglewump and The Roly-Poly Bird in The Enormous Crocodile, you can meet them again in The Twits.


Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, illustrated by Quentin Blake

For would-be inventors

If you like amazing inventions and trickery, try George's Marvellous Medicine, Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Great Glass Elevator or Danny the Champion of the World.


Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, illustrated by Quentin Blake

For those who like to see justice served

Do you love to see baddies have their comeuppance? Try The Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach or George's Marvellous Medicine.


Roald Dahl's The BFG, illustrated by Quentin Blake

For those who believe in magic

If you like magical creatures and tricks, join The BFG in Dream Country, head into the Forest of Sin with The Minpins, marvel at Matilda Wormwood's special powers in Matilda or - for older children - witness magic in action in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.


Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, illustrated by Quentin Blake

For poets who know it

Have fun with Roald Dahl's wonderful comic verse in the poetry collections Dirty Beasts, Revolting Rhymes and Rhyme Stew.


Roald Dahl's Going Solo, illustrated by Quentin Blake

For Roald Dahl's biggest fans

Find out about Roald Dahl's extraordinary life in Boy: Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, More About Boy, My Year and The Roald Dahl Cookbook.