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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.

The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams has moved up to the top position this week #1. Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster… Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is always furious – and she’s on a detention rampage. And as for Phobe, he’s a teacher with a real difference. He is bone-shakingly terrified of… children!

Pig the Tourist by bestselling author Aaron Blabey remains on the list this week at #2. When Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, goes on holiday, he causes chaos wherever he travels! But every party must come to an end…

Into the Wild: Wolf Girl by Anh Doh joins the list at #3. When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. Luckily, she’s not alone for long… When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua, and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn’t know she possessed. It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack?

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid #4 by Jeff Kinney remains on the list.  Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own.

The beloved children’s author Aaron Blabey makes a second appearance with The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf #5. When Mr. Wolf is blown up to Godzilla proportions, the Bad Guys find themselves in monster-sized trouble.

Next up is the new book from Matt Stanton Funny Kid Slapstick #6. Max has been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there’s nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is there? Epic fails, a wrestling rhinoceros called Roxanne, fake news, locker rooms filled with popcorn and the dreaded return of Mr Armstrong are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie#20: Mob Mash joins the list at #7.  Scare School has resumed and life is back to normal. To spice things up a bit, Zombie decides to throw a big party for his whole class. After arranging for his parents to be away for the evening, Zombie gets ready to enjoy the party and impress Endaria, the visiting Ender-girl. But things dont go to plan, and Zombie finds himself running from one hilarious disaster to another.

Five Feet Apart remains on the list at #8 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?

Then we have two of Anh Do’s quirky tales, Hotdog #6: Movie Time #9 and Weirdo #12: Hopping Weird #10. Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev want to be movie stars! But first they’ll have to try-out with all the other actors to find the perfect roles. Do Hotdog and his friends have what it takes to get the parts? In Hopping Weird, 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.

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

© Nielsen BookScan 2019 Week Ending 06/07/19.

  1. The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  2. Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey (Omnibus Books)
  3. Into the Wild: Wolf Girl by Anh Do (Allen and Unwin)
  4. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney (Penguin)
  5. Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey (Omnibus Books)
  6. Funny Kid Slapstick by Matt Stanton (Harper Collins)
  7. Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #20: Mob Mash by Zack Zombie (Scholastic)
  8. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis
  9. Hotdog #6: Movie Time! Anh Do (Omnibus)
  10. WeirDo #12: Hopping Weird! by Anh Do (Omnibus Books)


  1. Ali Syed

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

  2. Sandy

    Hi. Is there a reason Aurora Rising is included in this list? It’s more YA than kids.

  3. Kacy McKenzie

    Any of the Terry Denton books- quick to read and funny.

    Latest one I would name – 91 but the other 6 are great too.

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