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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.

Ranking at #1 this week is the most recent of his installments, WeirDo #12: Hopping Weird! by Anh Do. In this book, mum’s got a cool new job at the animal hospital, but Weir’s house is like a ZOO! How can Bella and Weir help look after all the animals AND finish their school project?! It won’t be easy, but it will be funny.

Matthew Reilly’s latest release The Secret Runners of New York is sitting at #2 this week. When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care.

And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York. But this is no ordinary clique – they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying. As society crumbles, Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation, they soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is perfect time for revenge…

Easter is in the air already with We’re Going on an Egg Hunt back on the list at #3. Join the Rabbit siblings as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, it’s great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way – lambs, chicks, bees and ducks – and there’s even a wolfish surprise, so do take care.

Based on the traditional We’re Going on a Lion Hunt rhyme, this will be a huge hit with all fans of the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. 

Fing, the new book by David Walliams is at #4 this week. Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn’t enough. She wants more, more, more! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there’s only one problem… What is a FING?

Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING?

Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt comes in at #5 this week. Join Peppa, Rebecca Rabbit, and Freddy Fox as they search for delicious chocolate eggs and even see baby chicks hatching in the yard!

Five Feet Apart joins the list at #6 this week. Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

That’s Not My Bunny #7 – another Easter themed book joins the list. A tactile bunny themed board book for little ones. Lots of baby bunnies! A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.

Ninja Kid 3: Ninja Switch remains on the list at #8. Nelson can’t wait for the athletics carnival now that he’s a Ninja! For the first time ever, he won’t be a nerd – he’ll be Awesome! But just when Nelson needs his powers the most, they get switched…with Grandma’s! How’s he going to win anything when he runs and jumps like an old lady?!

Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild is at #9. Dog Man and the Supa Buddies are a paw-erful force against evil, but has Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat, finally outsmarted them? Petey has created another confounding contraption and is determined to destroy Dog Man once and for all. Can Dog Man’s nose for justice and Li’l Petey’s heart of gold finally convince the conniving kitty to do good?

Finally on our list is the classic first book in J.K. Rowling’s world famous series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw… Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer’s pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs – and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since.

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

  1. WeirDo #12: Hopping Weird! by Anh Do (Omnibus Books)
  2. The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly (Macmillan)
  3. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes (Bloomsbury)
  4. Fing by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  5. Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt (Ladybird)
  6. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis (Simon and Schuster)
  7. That’s Not My Bunny by Fiona Watt (Usborne)
  8. Ninja Kid #3: Ninja Switch by Anh Do (Scholastic)
  9. Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
  10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019 Week Ending 06/04/19


  1. Ali Syed

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

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