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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.

New from best-selling author Aaron Blabey, Pig the Grub (#1) is top of the list this week. Pig isn’t just the world’s greediest Pug, he’s the dirtiest too. It’s high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

WeirDo #11: Splashy Weird! (#2) has also just been released and immediately made the Weekly Top 10. The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isn’t looking forward to any of it!  Not the tiny cozzies! Or getting water up his nose! And especially not the racing! Can Weir win for his team? It won’t be easy… but it will be funny!

Followed by Dav Pilkey’s, new addition to the Dog Man series Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas (#3). With Petey the Cat safely behind bars (for now) it’s time for the police force to get to the bottom of Petey’s evil ways. What drives him to do such misdeeds? Is it a history of grain-free kibble? Too much playtime with a laser light toy, perhaps? Or maybe he’s just tired and hasn’t had enough time to catnap. Petey’s talking, but is he coming clean? Dog Man and Li’l Petey are on the case and will soon find out whether the felonious feline is crafting a cat’s cradle of lies, or if he’s finally telling the truth.

Andy Griffith and Terry Denton remain on the list with The 104-Storey Treehouse (#4), The 13-Storey Treehouse (#5) and The 26-Storey Treehouse (#8).

Released last month, The 104-Storey Treehouse is the eighth book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s wacky treehouse adventures, where you can join Andy and Terry in throwing some refrigerators, making some money with the money-making machine (or honey if you’d prefer-it makes that too), climbing the never-ending staircase and having a bunfight with them.

Alpacas with Maracas (#6) has also returned to the list this week. Macca and pal Al are the best of friends and love spending time together.When there is an opportunity to enter a talent contest, they just can’t resist. But what will their act be? Will they shimmy and shake? Dance and prance? Whatever they choose it will surely be a performance to remember!

The Wonkey Donkey (#7) has made an unexpected return to the list (it could have something to do with a hilarious video involving the book that went viral – see more on our Facebook page). In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter!

Next up is The World’s Worst Children 3 (#9). From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight young readers.

Finally, we have the new instalment in the Captain Underpants series – Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy (#10)

George and Harold are up to their old tricks again, and when their latest prank makes a direct hit on school brainiac Melvin Sneedly, he decides to get even! But in the blink of an eye — and the sneeze of a nose — Melvin goes from snooty to snotty, and the Bionic Booger Boy is born! Can Captain Underpants clean up this catastrophe, or will the mucous monster make a mess of things?

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

  1. Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  2. WeirDo #11 Splashy Weird by Anh Do (Omnibus Books)
  3. Dog Man #5 Lord of the Fleas by Dave Pilkey (Scholastic)
  4. The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan)
  5. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan)
  6. Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove (Koala Books)
  7. Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith (Scholastic)
  8. The 26-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan)
  9. The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams (Harper Collins)
  10. Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy by Dad Pilkey (Scholastic)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018 Week Ending 11/08/18


  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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