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  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Paperback) 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Paperback)

Genres: Fiction - Fantasy Books, Humorous Stories

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl is a favorite children's fantasy book. In this classic chapter book, Charlie Bucket is one of five children who win golden tickets to visit Willy Wonka's magic chocolate factory. For Charlie, life will be changed forever. Author Roald Dahl produces a few very memorable characters, such as Willy Wonka, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Grandpa Joe. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a humorous story that has delighted children for decades.


  The BFG (Paperback) 

The BFG

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Paperback)

Genres: Fiction - Fantasy Books, Humorous Stories

BFG, the Big Friendly Giant, is a kind and lovable character. His jumbled language will get laughs out of children. BFG and Sophie, a little orphan girl, go on an adventure that ends with the capture of nine horrible giants with the help of the Queen of England. "The BFG" is one of the best children's fantasy books. Kids in 4th grade through 7th grade will enjoy this imaginative humorous story and the magic world created by author Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake.


  Matilda (Paperback) 

Matilda

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Humorous Stories

In the book "Matilda", author Roald Dahl tells a humorous story that delights many children. Main character Matilda is an exceptionally gifted little girl and a voracious reader of literature. Unfortunately, her self-centered parents do not appreciate any of Matilda's talents. When she goes to school, Matilda has to cope with horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. With sheer mental power, Matilda rids the school of the cruel headmistress and restores her beloved teacher Miss Honey to financial security. Quentin Blake's funny illustrations add to the appeal of this popular chapter book. "Matilda" is a good book for children in 4th grade through 7th grade.


  James and the Giant Peach (Paperback) 

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Animal Fantasy; Book Theme: Insects and Spiders

"James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl is an imaginative children's fantasy book. After James Trotter drops magic crystals by the peach tree, the peach at the top of the tree grows to an enormous size; so do some insects under the peach tree. James escapes from his nasty aunts and embarks on a great adventure with his giant insect friends in the giant peach. Many kids will find the story funny and exciting, although the chapter book has a slightly dark side. "James and the Giant Peach" appeals to children in 4th grade through 7th grade.


  The Witches (Paperback) 

The Witches

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Witches

The main characters of "The Witches" by Roald Dahl are a boy named Charlie and his Norwegian grandma. She knows a lot about witches, and tells Charlie stories about them. While taking a summer vacation at a hotel in England, the boy is trapped in a room full of witches and finds out about their plot to get rid of children, but the Grand High Witch turns him into a mouse. In the end, Charlie manages to foil the witches' evil scheme with the help of his grandma. Quentin Blake's illustrations complements Roald Dahl's style very well. This scary and humorous story appeals to children in 4th grade through 7th grade.