The top 10 Roald Dahl books ever, as chosen by mums

We've done the poll just in time for Roald Dahl Day on 13 September - but can you guess which classic came out on top?


Every year on 13 September, the world remembers much-loved children’s author Roald Dahl – famous for such classics as James and the Giant Peach, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox.


This year, we decided to ask our mums which of his truly awesome books you thought was the best. Around 123 of you responded…..and the winner is…..

Drumroll please……



“Matilda… speaks to the 5-year-old anarchist within me,” one of our mums told us. ?

Other favourites were James and The Giant Peach and – of course – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Our mums reveal their top 10 favourite Roald Dahl books of all time

1. Matilda

2. The Twits

3. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory


4. George’s Marvellous Medicine 

5. James and the Giant Peach

6. Danny, Champion of the World

7. Fantastic Mr Fox

8. The Witches


9. Esio Trot

10. Boy

What do you think?

Do you agree with our poll – or would you have chosen a different classic from Mr Dahl to top the charts? Tell us in the comments below or over on Facebook

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