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David Walliams

  • 5 stars across 25 books
    David Walliams has two new books out this Autumn. A full-length fiction title, called The Ice Monster and a picture book with illustrator Tony Ross, Geronimo.

    His latest collection of short stories, The World's Worst Children 3 published in May 2018. Like the previous two titles, it's an hilarious collection of 10 stories about the most gruesome, horrible children.

    Walliams' last full length novel, Bad Dad came out in November 2017. This was David's 10th book and as with many of his other books, it was illustrated by the brilliant Tony Ross. But this year (2018), to celebrate 10 years of writing books, there are also two gorgeous anniversary editions of Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny. These two limited-edition new hardback versions are illustrated in glorious full colour with an introduction from the author. 

    David Walliams Biography
    David Walliams has become one of Britain’s best-selling children’s book authors, often compared to Roald Dahl in his writing style. To date he has sold over eight million copies worldwide and his books have been translated into forty-six languages! Just think of all those children around the world enjoying his stories.

    His early books (The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink) are illustrated by Quentin Blake. His more recent titles including Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie and Grandpa's Great Escape) are illustrated by Tony Ross.

    David Walliams Facts
    David Walliams was born David Williams on 20th August 1971 and changed his name when he joined the actors’ union, Equity and discovered there was already another actor named David Williams.

    He has been a judge on the ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent since 2012

    He is a keen swimmer and in 2006 he swam the English Channel for Sport Relief. It took him 10 hours and 34 minutes to swim and he raised over £1m!

    Our favourite David Walliams Book Characters
    Raj – from The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and Demon Dentist
    Granny – from Gangsta Granny
    Burt – from Ratburger

    Our favourite David Walliams Book Quotes
    “Adults always ask kids how they are doing at school. The one subject kids absolutely hate talking about. You don’t even want to talk about school when you are at school” (Gangsta Granny)

    “It’s strange how sometimes you can be so happy it goes all the way round to sadness” (Billionaire Boy)

    “Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it is correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well. He was the stinkiest, stinky stinker who ever lived.
    A stink is the worst type of smell. A stink is worse than a stench. And a stench is worse than a pong. And a pong is worse than a whiff. And a whiff can be enough to make your nose wrinkle” (Mr Stink)
    19th May 2016

    The World's Worst Children

    From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of character... More

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    28th February 2013

    Gangsta Granny

    Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in... More

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    24th October 2016

    The Midnight Gang

    Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midn... More

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    22nd September 2014

    Awful Auntie

    From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure ... More

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    26th September 2013

    Demon Dentist

    The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you ... More

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    9th June 2011

    Billionaire Boy

    A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest gr... More

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    21st September 2015

    Grandpa's Great Escape

    The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams Jack's Grandpa... ... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Blob

    This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob...And so begins a funny and heartwarming sto... More

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    6th October 2016

    There's A Snake In My School!

    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture... More

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    19th September 2012

    Ratburger

    The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in ... More

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    2nd November 2017

    Bad Dad

    The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Boy in the Dress

    NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest gro... More

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    27th May 2010

    Mr Stink

    The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one b... More

    (23 reviews)
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    20th July 2015

    The First Hippo on the Moon

    Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up.... More

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    25th February 2016

    The Slightly Annoying Elephant

    Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his first picture book for children of 3 and up, illustrated by ... More

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    12th January 2017

    The Bear Who Went Boo!

    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure ... More

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    26th February 2015

    The Queen's Orang-Utan

    Written exclusively for Comic Relief 2015 by David Walliams. From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliam... More

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    25th October 2012

    The World of David Walliams

    FOUR hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams. THE BOY ... More

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    16th November 2017

    Boogie Bear

    From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustr... More

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    6th November 2018

    The Ice Monster

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    27th July 2017

    Spectacular Stories for the Very Young: Four Hilarious Stories!

    Four of David Walliams' amazing picture books on one spectacular CD for the first time! Read by the author himself. ... More

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    14th June 2018

    The World of David Walliams Book of Stuff: Fun, Facts and Everything You Never Wanted to Know

    A spectacularly funny feast of all things Walliams for super-fans, new fans and anyone who likes laughing out loud a l... More

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    15th November 2018

    Geronimo

    The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated b... More

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    29th November 2018

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