David Walliams is regularly at the top of the Children's Bestseller list and kids love his imaginative Dahl-esque storylines and outrageous characters.

Before his career shift to children's writer in 2008, David Walliams was a well known BBC comedian and actor, and also spent a spell as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

He now concentrates on his children's books, and why wouldn't he? He has seen enormous worldwide success selling over 40 million copies (and counting) of his 17 novels.

His first novel, The Boy in the Dress published in November 2008, is a touching comedy about tolerance and being true to yourself. There followed hit after hit with favourites including Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie, Billionaire Boy and Demon Dentist, many also being adapted for the screen and stage.

When your young readers have devoured the latest Walliams blockbuster we can recommend this selection of well crafted, extremely funny, warm-hearted books for 7-11 year olds.

Scroll down for madcap stories of space travel, superheroes and family drama, extraordinary characters, high energy plot twists, uplifting storylines - and all packed full of humour.