Have you read all the Roald Dahl books for kids? Several years ago, I made a printable list so you can keep track of all the Roald Dahl books that you’ve read.
This printable booklet gives you fun facts, space for your book reviews, a place to put how many stars you give each book, and a chance to say if you’d recommend it to a friend.
But before you read on, I need to address the very big, very awful problem with the author Roald Dahl and his books. Dahl confirmed publicly that he was anti-Semitic and readers have concerns that many of the characters and representations in his writing represent not only this anti-Jewish prejudice but also racism, misogyny, and sexual innuendo. Read more in Time magazine and the BBC.
I have a deep sadness about this and I’m telling you so you can make an informed decision for yourself.
The big question that I always ask myself is can we separate the art from the artist? the creation from the creator?
If not, then don’t read these books.
If yes, then read with a critical eye.
The answer is yours to decide.
It’s a complicated one to come to terms with…and yet, must be considered.
Roald Dahl Books for Kids
New Mischief and Mayhem
Mischief and Mayhem! is the most recent publication credited to Dahl. It’s a compilation of mischief-making stories from Roald Dahl’s books plus delightful mischief-making ideas for YOU to do on your own. It’s a quick read and is sure to be a new April Fools Day favorite.
Remember when Augustus Gloop jumped into the chocolate river when touring Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? That’s one of the stories in Mischief and Mayhem! Next is a trick that you can do — a hot chocolate trick that has you mixing hot chocolate but giving someone gravy instead. BLEURGHHHH.
Read the story from Mr. Fox about stealing chickens from Boggis’s Chicken House Number One. After you read that, learn “How to Steal a Prehistoric Creature.” All you need is one time machine, one sherry trifle, and one net. Easy peasy.
Kids will discover stories in Mischief and Mayhem from many of Roald Dahl’s books. This is sure to get them interested in reading the books again or for the first time. Plus, they’ll enjoy the whimsical illustrations by Quentin Blake — they’re always a perfect companion to the stories, don’t you think? And of course, you’ll learn impressive and practical tricks such as how to disguise yourself as a coconut tree and how to make a chocolate brussel sprout pie.
Roald Dahl Books for Kids
What Roald Dahl books have you read and enjoyed?
I’ve included 13 Roald Dahl books in this booklet –with space for adding another book of your own choosing.
If you haven’t read The Vicar of Nibbleswicke, check it out. It’s short and quite funny. My students would laugh out loud (not just inside their heads) at the silliness. I encourage you to read it!
Print out this Roald Dahl booklet to get started!
(CLICK ON THE COVER TO GET THE DOWNLOAD.)
Here’s a sample of what the pages look like in the booklet.
You have my permission to use this Roald Dahl booklet in your classrooms and homes.
Won’t this be a fun way to get kids reading and writing?
P.S. A very special thanks to the talented Christie Burnett of Childhood 101 who translated the idea in my head into an amazing booklet!
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