The best David Walliams books for kids

Collage of David Walliams new book Slime.

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Storytime is the perfect opportunity for family time. Whether this is a bedtime story or something you resort to at 6am to keep the kids entertained while you’re thinking about making breakfast, depends entirely on your family. There’s no right answer on when you should read to your kids, but there is the right author to choose.

We absolutely love David Walliams' books! We think that these hilarious, out-of-the-box adventure stories will keep your little ones gripped to the drama, as well as being a fantastic present for older children to enjoy on their own.

With more time to spend in the garden now that the weather is heating up, we think you should spend the bank holiday hosting storytime for your kids on the lawn. Not sure what Walliams tale to choose? We’ve found the best David Walliams books so you can spend more time enjoying the sunshine with your children instead of researching things to do on the internet.

All that’s left to do now is transport the whole family into the wonderful, crazy worlds that David Walliams books open up.

Slime by David Walliams

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Slime by David Walliams
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Earlier this month, Walliams released yet another magical book for children to enjoy. This beautifully illustrated tale tells the story of horrible adults whose sole purpose is to make kids miserable. One little boy with superpowers comes to their rescue – his superpower is slime!

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

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Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
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Everyone’s favourite granny is going to be Gangsta Granny after reading this charming book. Your kids will be laughing along at all the adventures Ben has when he stays at his grandma’s house.

The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams

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The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams
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Fly into the future with one smart boy who must save the world from evil monsters. Not only is this fantasy set in 2120 in one of the most famous buildings - Buckingham Palace, but you’ll also follow a young Prince while the drama unfolds.

Mr Stink by David Walliams

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Mr Stink by David Walliams
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This is by no means a stinker! This touching tale is about how a young girl becomes friends with a local tramp and hides him in her shed. Yep, it might sound strange, but is there more to the tramp than meets the eye? We think we've found the perfect bedtime story.

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

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The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
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As the first book written by Walliams, you know it’s going to be a good one. Yeah, you guessed it! This book is about a boy in a dress, but it’s more than just that. It’ll make you and your kids laugh as well as pull on some heartstrings.

Demon Dentist by David Walliams

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Demon Dentist by David Walliams
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Nobody likes going to the dentist, right? But your children will love reading about how kids start receiving unwanted gifts when they leave a tooth under their pillow. This jaw-dropping story is filled with lots of twists and creepy crawlies as you discover who is behind it all.

Awful Auntie by David Walliams

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Awful Auntie by David Walliams
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Follow the story of a little girl who is heir to a grand hall while her awful auntie does everything she can to stop her, including unleashing a giant owl. Boys and girls will love finding out how she stops her auntie with her secret weapon.

The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams

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The Worldu2019s Worst Children by David Walliams
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If you think that you’ve got it bad with your naughty lot, then The World’s Worst Children will give you a shock. Follow the adventures of five beastly boys and five gruesome girls while they get up to no good. Kids will adore these mischievous tales, and don’t forget to treat your little ones to books two and three as well!

The world of David Walliams - Best Box Set Ever

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The world of David Walliams - Best Box Set Ever
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Want to spend more bedtimes reading David Walliams books? This book box set comes with not one, not two but five Walliams paperbacks. Your kids are guaranteed to giggle along in delight to these magnificent tales.

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