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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.

Still going strong at Number 1 is Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase, by well-known Australian comedian Peter Helliar. His first children’s book, Helliar takes readers on a wild time-travelling adventure filled with mischief and fun. Ages 8+.

Staying steady at Number 2 this week is Busting!, a fun new picture book from Aaron Blabey, author of the successful Pig the Pug books! Lou is busting to go and there’s a super long line… whatever will he do? Ages 2+.

Number 3 this week is an incredibly important picture book by beloved Mem Fox, I’m Australian Too. A heartfelt picture book exploring just what it means to be Australian, this is an essential read for all Aussie families. Ages 2+

Still on the charts this week at Number 4 is Double Down, the eleventh book in the ‘Diary of A Wimpy Kid’ series by Jeff Kinney. The much loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series brings Greg on a whole new Halloween adventure… Ages 8-12.

The newest book in the Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series is at Number 5. Zombie Swap finds Zack Zombie trapped in the body of a human! All he has to do is last until the next full moon, but being human is harder than he thought. Ages 6+.

Hitting the charts in time for the release of the film, Beauty and the Beast: Book of the Film is at Number 6. The much loved tale of Belle and the Beast spreads out over these pages, with wonderful stills from the movie. Ages 5+.

The highly successful Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is Number 7 this week, celebrating the movie that is soon to come out. She lives her last day over and over again… will she change anything? Will she have no regrets? Ages 14+.

At Number 8 is a must for any Pokemon fan: The Official Pokemon Encylopedia. With information on Pokemon, cities, and Ash’s adventures, this encyclopedia has everything from the popular games and TV show. Ages 6+.

Still on the charts at Number 9 is the successful 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 10 this week, Australian Animals has an easy rhyme scheme and tactile pages, along with fun fingerprint paintings – perfect for teaching your little ones about the wildlife of Australia. 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. Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase by Peter Helliar
  2. Busting! by Aaron Blabey
  3. I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox
  4. Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) by Jeff Kinney
  5. Zombie Swap (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #4) by Zack Zombie
  6. Beauty and the Beast: Book of the Film by Disney
  7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  8. The Official Pokemon Encyclopedia by Hachette
  9. The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  10. Australian Animals by Roger Priddy

© Nielsen BookScan 2017 Week Ending 18/02/17


  1. Ali Syed

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

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