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The Weekly Top 10 Children’s Bestseller List

Every Monday Better Reading brings you the Top 10 Bestselling Children’s Book list – it’s the perfect place to find new book ideas for your little reader.

The 117-Storey Treehouse (#1) by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton remains at the top of the list. This is the latest instalment in the best-selling series and little fans everywhere will be celebrating.

Next up, from the creator of Captain Underpants, is Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls (#2). This is the seventh book in the Dog Man series where he finds himself up against an all new super-villain!

The new addition to the Weirdo series WeirDo #13: Weirdomania!, remains on the list (#3). Everyone is going nuts for Wrestle-crazia the coolest wrestling show around! Can Weir come up with an awesome idea to win tickets for his whole family to see the show? It won’t be easy… but it will be funny!

Definitely Do Not Open This Bookby Andy Lee joins the list this week (#4). Wizz is back, and he’s up to his old tricks again. He definitely does not want you to read this book, and he’ll use every trick he can think of to stop you reaching the end! What disaster awaits at the end of the book this time? This fun story will delight children and adults alike. Keep turning the pages and find out what happens when you reach the end all over again, if you dare!

The World’s Worst Teachers (#5) by David Walliams is up next. 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!

Macca’s Makeover by Matt Cosgrove joins the list at (#6). Macca the Alpaca desperately wants to be cool, just like his friends. Will a new hair-do cut it? Maybe a trip to the gym will work out? Or perhaps he needs the latest accessories? Macca’s makeover shows him what it is that makes him truly special.

Pig the Tourist by bestselling author Aaron Blabey remains on the list (#7). 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 also appears again at (#8). 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?

Ninja Kid #4: Amazing Ninja!by Anh Do returns at (#9) The circus  coming to town, and Nelson and his friends have a chance to be part of the show! Nelson’s amazing ninja skills will be perfect! But what will ninja Nelson do when Big trouble arrives at the big top!

Finally, there are a new batch of little readers starting the beloved Treehouse series with the first book The 13-Storey Treehouseby Andy Griffiths (#10). Join Andy and Terry in their amazing treehouse – a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you’re hungry…

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

© Nielsen BookScan2019 Week Ending 07/09/19.

  1. The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan)
  2. Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
  3. WeirDo #13: Weirdomania! by Anh Do (Scholastic)
  4. Definitely Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee (Lake Press)
  5. The World’s Worst Teachers  by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  6. Macca’s Makeover by Matt Cosgrove (Scholastic)
  7. Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  8. Into the Wild: Wolf Girl by Anh Do (Allen and Unwin)
  9. Ninja Kid #4: Amazing Ninja! by Anh Do (Scholastic)
  10. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths (Pan Macmillan)


  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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