How many books did Roald Dahl write?

Roald Dahl wrote novels for both children and adults. He also wrote poetry and works of non-fiction.

Below is a Roald Dahl bibliography, divided into different categories.

Children’s Fiction by Roald Dahl

  1. The Gremlins
  2. James and the Giant Peach
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  4. The Magic Finger
  5. Fantastic Mr Fox
  6. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  7. Danny, the Champion of the World
  8. The Enormous Crocodile
  9. The Twits
  10. George’s Marvellous Medicine
  11. The BFG
  12. The Witches
  13. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
  14. Matilda
  15. Esio Trot
  16. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
  17. The Minpins (published in 1991, after Roald Dahl’s death)

Children’s Poetry by Roald Dahl

  1. Revolting Rhymes
  2. Dirty Beasts
  3. Rhyme Stew

Novels for Adults by Roald Dahl

  1. Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen
  2. My Uncle Oswald

Short Stories by Roald Dahl

  1. Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying
  2. Someone Like You
  3. Lamb to the Slaughter
  4. Kiss Kiss
  5. Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl
  6. Switch Bitch
  7. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
  8. The Best of Roald Dahl
  9. Tales of the Unexpected
  10. More Tales of the Unexpected
  11. Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
  12. The Roald Dahl Omnibus
  13. Two Fables
  14. Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl
  15. The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl
  16. The Roald Dahl Treasury
  17. The Great Automatic Grammatizator
  18. Skin and Other Stories
  19. Roald Dahl Collected Stories

Non-Fiction by Roald Dahl

  1. The Mildenhall Treasure
  2. Boy: Tales of Childhood
  3. Going Solo
  4. Measles, a Dangerous Illness
  5. Memories with Food at Gipsy House
  6. Roald Dahl’s Guide to Railway Safety
  7. My Year

Roald Dahl also wrote plays and film-scripts.

So, to answer the original question, Roald Dahl wrote 17 children’s novels and 20 books for children in total. In total he has published 48 books (not including published screenplays and plays). This total does include treasuries and collected works and books published after his death. The total will continue to grow as his work is published and repackaged in different forms in the years to come.

16 Responses to How many books did Roald Dahl write?

  1. Thanks! This really helped me with my report on Roald Dahl! I had never known that Roald Dahl had written 48 books! I love his books and have read a lot of them. They are my favorite books.

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