There are plenty of Roald Dahl books for all ages since the stories the author tells are entertaining and essentially timeless. Some of the content is a little iffy, but otherwise, Dahl told a great tale.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Out of all the Roald Dahl books out there, this one has an advantage that others lack, at least a little. It’s known to multiple generations, which makes it easy to fully enjoy the story and the movies.
It’s very easy to write a story about a magical child. But putting her in a situation where no one understands her genius and power is kind of touchy.
Out of the several Roald Dahl books that people love, this one is a little creepy but still great. The movies took the story in an interesting direction since the witches grew truly terrible.
James and The Giant Peach
Like many of Roald Dahl’s books, this one starts kind of crazy. The kid’s parents are eaten by a rhinoceros for crying out loud. But it does take a fun turn at some point.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
How many people hear George Clooney’s voice when they read this now? Anyone?
A story about a gross couple kind of hearkens back to the old days. These folks are smelly, nasty, and mean as all hell. At least there’s a twist eventually.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
It’s kind of interesting that this wasn’t turned into a sequel in the movies. But overall, this was an interesting add-on to the original story.
The tale of Sophie and the BFG is one that still touches a lot of hearts. The movie was a little freaky in some parts, but it was still enjoyed by a lot of kids and adults.
Danny the Champion of the World
Danny is a one-of-a-kind kid who lives in a van and is a master mechanic. Once he finds out the secret he was never told though, everything changes.
The Magic Finger
The fact that this book points out hunters as the bad guys is, well, interesting. But when they get their comeuppance due to the feelings of a little girl with powers, it gets even more so.
Roald Dahl’s autobiography put into book form is kind of an eye-opener. It describes the author in a way that many people had never known.
Skin and Other Stories
This is a lesser-known book by Dahl that even diehards don’t always remember. The collection of short stories is rather provocative, but it’s fun to get into.
George’s Marvelous Medicine
George and his grandma aren’t compatible, that’s for certain. But when he makes his marvelous medicine, things get funny, just as they’re meant to.
The Enormous Crocodile
Dahl’s books carry a lesson most of the time, and this is no different. When the crocodile continues to eat and eat, he eventually learns a valuable lesson.
Boy: Tales of Childhood
This is another tale of Dahl’s life as he grows up, and it’s valuable to many people. Learning how a person gets into writing and what they go through before that is, well, it’s a trip.