Best books for David Walliams fans!

If your children or pupils love David Walliams’ laugh-out-loud books, we have some brilliant suggestions for them whilst they’re waiting for his new book!

Put together by chartered librarian Sheila Woods and as part of our collection of reading lists for children and teens, any of these nine books will make the perfect next read for David Walliams fans.

Gym Teacher...Alien Overlord

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomons

Aliens in gym teacher disguise want to attack Earth. We need a hero! Instead, we’ve got Luke. (Uh-oh.) He’s equipped with a burning sense of injustice, a new pair of shoes and – well, that’s about it.

Parent Agency

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel

Every kid knows that parents can be really annoying. So what if you got to choose yours? Just imagine: not the boring, whining grump-bags you were born with. But the super-chilled fun ones you deserve. Your wish is about to come true…

Superhero Street

Superhero Street by Phil Earle

Who needs the A-list? Say hi to the Z-list superheroes: Mouse, Skidmark, Vortex and the rest. Fighting crime – one massive laugh at a time.

My Brother is a Superhero

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

NOT FAIR! What’s more annoying than a dumb big brother? One with superpowers. How sucky is that? Luke has always loved superhero comics. His brother Zack couldn’t care less. And now ZACK has special powers!!!

Esio Trot NE

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Shy Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour: the lovely Mrs Silver. Sadly, she lavishes all her affection on Alfie, her pet tortoise! So Mr Hoppy dreams up a brave and wild plan to win the love of his lady.

Sputnik's Guide to Life P/B

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

When Prez answers the door to Sputnik, a small alien wearing a kilt swaggers in. And what do Prez’s foster family do? Pat his head and give him doggie-treats!

Millions x6

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian’s feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There’s just one problem—they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless.

The Person Controller

The Person Controller by David Baddiel

This magic console turns daily life into a cool game starring YOU. Could ordinary life ever be as fabulous as battling hostile mobs in Minecraft? Or fighting evil in Plants vs Zombies? Yes it can – when you own a Person Controller!


Matilda by Roald Dahl

Just like the author of this book, Matilda is a genius. She’s only five years old, but her mind is colossal. She loves to learn and has read all the great classics of literature. Sadly, instead of being proud, her horrible parents call her an ignorant liar. School is hardly any better. The vile head teacher, Miss Trunchbull, always picks on her. But they forgot one thing: you should never, ever try to bully someone as smart as Matilda…

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