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The Weekly Top 10 Children’s Bestseller List

Better Reading Kids brings you the Top 10 bestselling children’s book list every Monday morning.

Debuting at Number 1 this week is the highly-anticipated King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, the third in the Red Queen trilogy. Mare is trapped in the palace, imprisoned by a boy she once loved, while wicked king Maven continues to weave his web of control over the kingdom. But with Mare trapped, who will light the spark of rebellion? Ages 11+.

The much loved Jeff Kinney has moved to Number 2 this week with Double Down, the eleventh book in the ‘Diary of A Wimpy Kid’ series. With Halloween right around the corner, Greg has an idea – one that will make him rich and famous, and might just get his mum off his back about his video games. Ages 8-12.

Number 3 this week is Carve the Mark, the latest from Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent trilogy. A YA fantasy thriller set on a planet where everyone is born with powers meant to change the fate of the world – but what do you do when your powers only hurt you and the people around you? Ages 13+

At Number 4 is Dog Man Unleashed, the second book in the new series ‘The Adventures of Dog Man’ by Dav Pilkey. Dog Man is adjusting to his new role on the police force, getting used to following rules. Can he toe the line when a dastardly feline starts raining terror on the town?. Ages 6+.

For kids and adults who love Pokemon Go, Scholastic’s Pokemon: Classic Collector’s Handbook has joined the charts at Number 5. With information on all 151 original Pokemon, this handbook is perfect for anyone who wants to catch them all. Ages 6+.

Another hit for all gamers, When Nature Calls: Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #3 by Zack Zombie has debuted at Number 6. Anyone who plays Minecraft will know about the perils of the zombies – but have you ever heard the story from their side? Ages 8+.

At Number 7 is the highly anticipated sixth book in the Treehouse series. Join Andy and Terry in The 78 Storey Treehouse as they’ve added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and an open-air movie theatre!  Ages 7+.

At Number 8 is The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by the beloved J.K. Rowling. A favourite bedtime read in wizarding households for centuries, perfect to read aloud to your little witches and wizards before bedtime. Ages 7+.

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams is at Number 9 this week. After being hit on the head with a cricket ball, Tom finds himself in a hospital ward with five other kids, but there’s something odd about this hospital… not least the odd looking porter and the terrifyingly strict matron in charge! Ages 8+.

Learn all about animals that live Down Under with this Alphaprints book of Australian Animals by Roger Priddy. Coming in at Number 10, Australian Animals has tactile pages, fingerprint paintings, and a fun rhyme scheme to help kids learn about our native wildlife. Ages 1+.

Click on the titles or cover images below for more information about each book.

You can also check out the weekly top 10 bestselling fiction list and top 10 bestselling non-fiction list on Better Reading.

  1. King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
  2. Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) by Jeff Kinney
  3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  4. Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
  5. Pokemon: Classic Collector’s Handbook by Scholastic
  6. When Nature Calls: Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #3 by Zack Zombie
  7. The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  9. The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
  10. Australian Animals by Roger Priddy

© Nielsen BookScan 2017 Week Ending 28/01/17


  1. Ali Syed

    i have bought the 39 storey tree house and am longing to go through it asap

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