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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 Diary of a Wimpy Kid holds onto its Number 1 spot on to the charts again this week. Follow the goofy adventures of wimpy kid Greg Heffley and his best friend Rowley and you’ll soon see why this story ended up on the big screen. Ages 8+.

Creator of the eternally popular Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey stays at Number 2 for another week with the next volume in hilarious graphic novel series, Dog Man – Dog Man and Cat Kid. Has Dog Man finally found the perfect side kick? Ages 7+

The film adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder is now out in cinemas and families are preparing by reading the book ahead of time. It continues to hold strong this week with two different editions at Number 4 AND Number 10! Wonder, an affecting and powerful story that explores the impact and importance of kindness, is absolutely essential reading for all kids, big and small. Ages 10+.

David Walliams’ heartwarming and hilarious Bad Dad is an ode to all things fatherly, celebrating the all the wacky parts of having a not so bad dad. This cops and robbers adventure will have you laughing your butt off! Ages 8+.

Number 5 on the list is John Green’s long-awaited return to the shelves with Turtles All the Way Down, an eternally charming book which only adds to his vast repertoire of striking young adult fiction. Ages 15+.

Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor is Number 7 on the list this week. One of the best fantasy debuts of the last decade, the story of the cursed Morrigan Crow and how she escapes her fate in a world of wonder and adventure has become the must-read book of the summer.Ages 9+.

Being enjoyed by readers of all ages has kept Philip Pullman’s hugely anticipated return to the world of Oxford and Daemons, La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust – in the top 10 for weeks now. Have you read it yet? Ages 13+

On our list remains the enchanting collaboration between Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, The 91-Storey Treehouse, which has charmed readers since it’s release. For Ages 6+, this zany book is clever, unique and everything we’ve come to expect from this pair.

No One Likes a Fart, Zoe Foster Blake’s hilarious (and a little bit rude) debut picture book is obviously a hit with the little ones – it has made its way back on the charts this week at Number 9. (Ages 3+)

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

  1. The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (Penguin)
  2. The Adventures of Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
  3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Puffin)
  4. Bad Dad by David Walliams (Harper Collins)
  5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Greene (Penguin)
  6. La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume 1 by Philip Pullman (Random House)
  7. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette)
  8. The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan)
  9. No One Likes a Fart by Zoe Foster Blake (Viking)
  10. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Corgi)

© Nielsen BookScan 2017 Week Ending 6/1/18


  1. Ali Syed

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

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