If you love Roald Dahl books...

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor

...why not try one of these hilarious books from some of our favourite funny authors?

Whether it's Jon Klassen's minimaist yet hilarious illustrations, Laura Dockrill's bonkers stories or David O'Doherty's dumbfounding facts... There's something here for everyone!

  • I Want My Hat Back

    Author: Jon Klassen
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 4-6

    A bear sets out in search of his hat - he loves his hat and he wants it back

  • Darcy Burdock

    Author: Laura Dockrill
    Publisher: Corgi Children's
    Interest age: 8+
    Reading age: 9+

    Ten-year-old Darcy Burdock is one of life's noticers, spotting the extraordinary in the everyday and coming up with ideas for wild and wonderful stories.

  • Pugs of the Frozen North

    Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Interest age: 7+
    Reading age: 7+

    A race to the far north among some very unconventional competitors and their vehicles. A winning combination of text,  image, humour and sadness.

  • Superhero Street

    Author: Phil Earle Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
    Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
    Interest age: 7-12
    Reading age: 7+

    Superhero Street is a heartwarming and laugh-out-loud read that celebrates mums as the everyday superheroes they are. Sara Ogilvie's illustrations add an even more warm, hilarious background to Earle's realistic family.

  • Awful Auntie

    Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Harper Collins
    Interest age: 8-13
    Reading age: 8+

    A rude, witty and irreverent illustrated story in which an orphaned girl tries to escape from her murderous auntie and solve the mystery of her parents’ death. It's just a bit scary and fantastic fun.

  • Wilf The Mighty Worrier Saves the World

    Author: Georgia Pritchett
    Publisher: Quercus
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 6+

    Lots of things worry Wilf: peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of his mouth, stuffed animals, rollnecks and creepy crawlies with lots of legs. But one day, something worse than any of those things changes Wilf's life forever:

  • Danger is Still Everywhere - Beware of the Dog

    Author: David O'Doherty Illustrator: Chris Judge
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 9-13
    Reading age: 9+

    Docter Noel Zone is a Dangerologist, and he's here to tell you all about the dangers that exist in everyday life and how to avoid them - or, at least, recognise them, bubble wrap them and possibly most importantly of all, SAFBTB (Stay Away From Bins That Burp).

  • World’s Greatest Liar: Beaky Malone

    Author: Barry Hutchison Illustrator: Katie Abey
    Publisher: Stripes
    Interest age: 8-11
    Reading age: 9+

    What happens when a compulsive liar is suddenly unable to tell anything but the truth? Misunderstanding and mayhem, certainly - but also plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and some unexpected consequences.

  • King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor

    Author: Andy Riley
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
    Interest age: 7-11
    Reading age: 7+

    When nine-year-old King Edwin runs out of pocket money, he can no longer buy his subjects Friday chocolate. The peasants revolt and elect a new leader, Evil Emperor Nurbison. This slapstick tale will appeal to those who love something a bit silly.

  • My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord

    Author: David Solomons
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 9-12
    Reading age: 9+

    Ever had that funny feeling your gym teacher is an alien hell-bent on destruction? Well, so has 11-year-old Luke. This is a funny, sweet, surreal and madcap adventure, full of laughs and thrills.