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David Walliams - Author

About the Author

DAVID WALLIAMS is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim. Since then, his second book, Mr Stink, has gone on to receive similar plaudits, while growing an already devoted fanbase. The Boy in the Dress was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and Mr Stink was one of Amanda Craig's Children's Books of the Year in the Times.

Featured books by David Walliams

The World's Worst Children 2

The World's Worst Children 2

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross. If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous hardback collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World's Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David's blockbuster hit, The World's Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.

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Blob

Blob

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob...And so begins a funny and heartwarming story of a very unusual friendship - and some very strange animals. An astonishingly brilliant World Book Day Book from one of today's favourite children's authors.

Grandpa's Great Escape

Grandpa's Great Escape

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams - now available in paperback! Jack's Grandpa...*wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn't remember Jack's name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day...An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

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The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2016

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The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! * Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! * Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! * And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

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Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve...

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Grandpa's Great Escape

Grandpa's Great Escape

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams Jack's Grandpa...*wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn't remember Jack's name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day...An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

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Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

The latest jaw-achingly funny, number-one bestselling novel from David Walliams - now out in paperback. Make your appointment if you dare...Darkness had come to the 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...? Read this book and find out!

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Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Winner of the Children's Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve...

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Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare...Darkness had come to the 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...? Read this book and find out!

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Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...

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Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2012

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title...From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!

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Other books by David Walliams

Gangsta Granny Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Gangsta Granny Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

David Walliams' bestselling book Gangsta Granny has gone FULL COLOUR in a brand-new anniversary edition. This beautiful new gift book is the perfect present for children of any age, and contains an introduction from David Walliams himself. Available for a limited time only! Gangsta Granny is one of David Walliams' best-loved and critically acclaimed books - heartfelt and uplifting, it has been successfully adapted for both stage and screen. A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

Mr Stink Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Mr Stink Limited Gift Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

David Walliams' bestselling book Mr Stink has gone FULL COLOUR in a brand-new anniversary edition. This beautiful hardback gift book is the perfect present for children of any age, and contains an introduction from David Walliams himself. Available for a limited time only! Mr Stink was the second David Walliams book to be illustrated by the inimitable Quentin Blake, and won unanimous critical acclaim. Mr Stink remains one of his most beloved characters - in a tale that continues to touch the hearts of readers everywhere. A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

Mr Lofa Mr Stink in Irish

Mr Lofa Mr Stink in Irish

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Board book Release Date: 11/01/2018

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!

Hipo Cyntaf ar y Lleuad, Yr / The First Hippo on the Moon

Hipo Cyntaf ar y Lleuad, Yr / The First Hippo on the Moon

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2017

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2017

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book. Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2017

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/11/2017

The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story, beautifully read by number one bestselling author David Walliams. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Read David Walliams' latest bestselling children's book, Bad Dad, a fast and furious adventure for boys and girls aged 7-12. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story, beautifully read by number one bestselling author David Walliams.Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones.There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones.There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones.Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . .A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning!This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Read David Walliams' latest bestselling children's book, Bad Dad, a fast and furious adventure for boys and girls aged 7-12. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Propeller-Opa

Propeller-Opa

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2017

"e;Propeller-Opa"e; hat mir so viel Spa gemacht, dass ich mir zeitweise einen Enkel gewunscht habe. (Jurgen von der Lippe)Vor vielen Jahren, als noch Krieg herrschte, war Jacks Opa ein berhmter Pilot. Aber nun wird er immer verwirrter im Kopf. Und als Opa ins Altersheim Twilight Towers kommen soll, das von der finsteren Vorsteherin Miss Swine gefhrt wird, ist Jack entschlossen, seinem Opa zur Flucht zur verhelfen. Doch die bse Vorsteherin ist ihnen dicht auf den Fersen

The Bear Who Went Boo! Book and Toy Gift Set

The Bear Who Went Boo! Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/10/2017

A bear-illiantly funny adventure from Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, this special gift set includes a cuddly toy to play with. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go... BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop... Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents! This extra special set includes your very own cuddly bear to play with. A perfectly brilliant gift!

Neidr yn yr Ysgol! / There's a Snake in My School!

Neidr yn yr Ysgol! / There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Spectacular Stories for the Very Young

Spectacular Stories for the Very Young

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/07/2017

Four of David Walliams' amazing picture books on one spectacular CD for the first time! Read by the author himself. 33 minutes of side-splitting stories for the very young, hilariously read by David Walliams. This unabridged CD compilation includes: THE SLIGHTLY ANNOYING ELEPHANT What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .BLAST OFF! THE BEAR WHO WENT BOO! At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go...BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop... THERE'S A SNAKE IN MY SCHOOL! Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet...Penelope the snake.

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/07/2017

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!