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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

First Hippo On The Moon

First Hippo On The Moon

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross and hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!

The Queen's Orang-Utan

The Queen's Orang-Utan

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Written exclusively for Comic Relief 2015 by David Walliams. From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this spectacularly funny story for children of 3 and up. A bored queen. A birthday wish. An outrageous orang-utan. Everything's about to go bananas! Written by David Walliams as an exclusive children's picture book especially for Comic Relief - David will be giving all of his proceeds from the book to the charity. The illustrator, Tony Ross, will waive his royalties and HarperCollins UK will also donate all profits from the publishing of the book - at least GBP3 from each copy sold will go to Comic Relief.

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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Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/12/2014

NEW BOOK AND CD PACK!!!! The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country in a combo pack of paperback and CD read by David Walliams!!! 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!

Cyfrinach Nana Crwca

Cyfrinach Nana Crwca

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2014

The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2014

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

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

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

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2014

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...

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/09/2014

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...

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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The Slightly Annoying Elephant

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/08/2014

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his very first picture book for children of 3 and up. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross, this book & CD edition comes with audio hilariously read by the author himself. What's big, blue, bossy and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two incredible talents, and read aloud by the author himself - this is one that will enchant your eyes and ears alike! Adopt your copy today!

Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

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!

Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country, now available in paperback. From the bestselling author of Gangsta Granny and Demon Dentist 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!

The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/01/2014

NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Combo pack of paperback and CD read by David Walliams and Matt Lucas! Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the King of Funny. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

World of David Walliams 5 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger)

World of David Walliams 5 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger)

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2013

FIVE hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams.

Slightly Annoying Elephant

Slightly Annoying Elephant

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his very first picture book for children of 3 and up. What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a maginficently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. Adopt your copy today!