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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.

David Walliams is holding the top position with The World’s Worst Children 3 (#1). This is the third instalment of the wickedly funny series and if you didn’t think it was possible for Walliams to come up with characters worse than those in the first two books – think again! Ages 7+.

Next in line is the hilarious Funny Kid: Prank Wars (#2). As Max and his classmates head off on a camping trip, the new boy, Tyson, decides to play some pranks. However, Max is the funny kid … and now there’s a prank war to be won! Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates, will enjoy this new one from mega-bestselling author-illustrator Matt Stanton.

A new addition to the list is The Royal Ranger 2: The Red Fox Clan (#3) by John Flanagan. Forced to keep her Ranger training a secret, Princess Maddie finds castle life dull. But when she discovers clues to a devastating plot against the crown, she realises her family – and the peace they’ve worked so hard to achieve – could be in terrible danger. Thrilling reading for teens.

Up next is Aaron Blabey’s Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?! (#4) Blabey takes the bad guys to the Jurassic era…will they survive? Ages 6+.

Ahn Do still holds two spots on the list, with HotDog: Game Time! (#5), WeirDo: Messy Weird (#6). HotDog: Game Time! introduces us to Lizzie and Kev, who are training for GAME DAY! They want to win the big prize – an awesome trip to Rainbow Island!

WeirDo: Messy Weird follows the Do family who have a messy new house to clean up! There’s pocket money to be earned, but can they handle wild lawns, dirty dishes and a vacuum cleaner explosion?

Then we have Tom Gates #14: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans (#7). This is a VERY important book because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world. Ages 10+.

Love Simon by Becky Albertalli returns to the list (#8). Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal . . .It’s a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

At #9 we have The Adventures of Dog Man #4: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey. Has Dog Man finally found the purr-fect sidekick? Find out in the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series!The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out!

Last but not least we have Tiger’s Roar, an inspiring and hilarious picture book about a Tiger who wants to be his best. A celebration of self-belief, perseverance and teamwork by 2017 AFL Premiership player, Alex Rance, and talented children’s book illustrator, Shane McG.

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

  1. The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams (Harper Collins)
  2. Funny Kid Prank Wars by Matt Stanton (ABC Books)
  3. The Royal Ranger: The Red Fox Clan by John Flanagan (Random House)
  4. Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?! by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  5. HotDog #4: Game Time! by Ahn Do (Scholastic)
  6. WeirDo #10: Messy Weird! by Ahn Do (Scholastic)
  7. Tom Gates #14: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans by Liz Pichon (Omnibus Books)
  8. Love Simon by Becky Albertalli (Penguin)
  9. Adventures of Dog Man #4: The Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
  10. Tiger’s Roar by Alex Rance (Allen & Unwin)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018 Week Ending 07/07/18


  1. Ali Syed

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

  2. Tracey

    two is 2….not to

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