Auckland Libraries: Like David Walliams? Try these...

Like David Walliams? Try these...

David Walliams is definitely the flavour of 2018 with many of our young readers. It is hard to keep any of his books on the shelf. If you have exhausted all of his titles (or are waiting for your request to come in), why not check out some of the authors and books that your fellow Walliams fans also enjoy.

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The 13-storey treehouse

Andy Griffiths

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One of my favourite read aloud authors for years 4 – 6 (I still chuckle thinking about The Runaway Pram story in Just Stupid. This is his most recent series, back when the treehouse only had 13 storeys on it.

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Matilda

Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl is a classic and another popular author with our young readers and their parents. I had to choose the story of young Matilda who virtually grew up in the library as my pick. If you've already read all of Roald Dahl why not try…

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Greg Heffley's journal

Jeff Kinney

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Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular Greg must take drastic measures.

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The worst years of my life

James Patterson

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The first book in the Middle School series by this popular adult writer has lots of jokes and laughter as the kids try to break all the rules.

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Millions

Frank Cottrell Boyce

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If Billionaire Boy by David Walliams was one of your favourites then this is a truly brilliant read.

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Tales from a not-so-fabulous life

Rachel Renee Russell

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Where the Dork Diaries series started! Follow the adventures of Nikki Maxwell and her struggle to be popular.

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Toad rage

Morris Gleitzman

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Hilarious dark comedy - and the first in a series about cane toads in Australia. This author also writes children’s fiction with serious messages.

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The illustrated mum

Jacqueline Wilson

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There are often social issues at the heart of Jacqueline Wilson’s stories. But they are written with humour and gentleness which is one of the reasons they are so popular.

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Fortunately, the milk

Neil Gaiman

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Can you trust Dad to look after things while Mum’s away? A comic fantasy adventure starring pirates and dinosaurs (amongst other creatures) by one of our favourite authors for young and old.

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Do not push

Kyle Mewburn

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If you found a button that said “Do Not Push” what would you do? One of New Zealand’s favourite authors of children’s picture books and fiction reveals the surprises that follow.

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Sideways stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar

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Wacky stories from a wacky school.

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Knights of the kitchen table

Jon Scieszka

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First in a humorous time-travelling adventure series. Jon Scieszka is one of the funniest authors around.

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Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not reading

Tom Greenwald

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The first in a series with funny and short chapters to keep the pages turning.

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Miss Daisy is crazy!

Dan Gutman

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Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. This is the first in the hilarious My Weird School series.

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Book list by:

Anne Dickson

Anne

LibrarianMahurangi East Library

Auckland Libraries:Book list Recommended reading lists about different topics and genres to help you find new books to read.