Matilda tells the magical story of a young girl who overcomes mistreatment by her horrible parents and even the wrath of an evil headmistress—but it’s not all bad! As it turns out, Matilda has special powers that come to her aid, and even a very special kindergarten teacher named Miss Honey to help her along the way. It’s also worth noting that the 1996 film adaptation with Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito is certainly worth a movie night!
Do you own these Roald Dahl books? British literary icon Roald Dahl changed children’s literature forever with instant classics like Matilda, The BFG and James and the Giant Peach. Browse our ranked list to see the special books we feel top the list (and to see if you’ve read ‘em all).