David Walliams books for Children

David Walliams Novels

David Walliams books for Children

David Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known as David Walliams, is a British comedian, actor, author and television presenter, well known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the show Little Britain.

Walliam`s also well known for his charity achievements, swimming the English Channel, Swimming the Strait of Gibraltar,  Swimming the Thames, Cycling and 24 hour Panel People.

 In 2008 David Walliams began writing children’s books aimed at teenagers, since then he has written 6 books and has a picture book for the younger age group 0-4 yrs.


1. The Boy in the Dress

The story recounts a neglected 12-year-old boy called Dennis' search for a female role model, his friendship with the popular girl in school, and the ways in which relationships develop along gender lines.

2. Mr Stink

About a 12-year-old girl who meets a tramp and helps look after him. She keeps him hidden from her family. The book consists of 26 illustrated chapters full of jokes. It is aimed at teenagers and children over 9. It was the last of Walliams books to be illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book was awarded the Children's Award in the inaugural People's Book Prize in 2010, and was made into a 60-minute film, which premiered on BBC 1 on 23 December 2012.

3. Billionaire Boy

The story of Joe Spud, the richest 12-year-old in the world. Joe has everything he could ever want: his own Formula One racing car, a thousand pairs of trainers, £8 billion, even an orang-utan for a butler, but there is just one thing he really needs: a friend.

4. Gangsta Granny

Tells the story of Ben who is bored every time he is made to stay at his grandma's house as all she wants to do is to play board games and eat cabbage soup. Ben learns that she was once an international jewel thief and all her life she has wanted to steal the crown jewels. Ben is determined that they do it together. It was adapted to be a 70 minute film for BBC and shown December 2013.

 5. Ratburger

The story of a young girl named Zoe whose life is a misery as she has an evil stepmother. Zoe has a lot of things to be unhappy about, including the school bully Tina Trotts, her dead hamster Gingernut and the dastardly Burger Man Burt.

6. Demon Dentist

A young boy named Alfie whose world goes up-side-down when a new dentist arrives in town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?

Picture book

The Slightly Annoying Elephant (2013)

Walliam`s presents his first picture book, illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross.  What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! A magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents.

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