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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.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid #1 by Jeff Kinney remains in the top position this week.

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 is up next with The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf #2. When Mr. Wolf is blown up to Godzilla proportions, the Bad Guys find themselves in monster-sized trouble.

Next up are two of Anh Do’s quirky tales, Hotdog #6: Movie Time and Weirdo #12: Hopping Weird. 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.

Beloved kids author Cassandra Clare has returned to shelves, featuring a collection of all eight Ghosts of the Shadow Market stories, along with two brand new ones, about characters from Cassandra Clare’s internationally bestselling Shadowhunters series.

Next up is the twelfth addition to the Skulduggery Pleasant series, Bedlam. On a desperate journey to recover her sister’s lost soul, Valkyrie Cain goes up against the High Sanctuary itself, and there’s nothing Skulduggery Pleasant can do to stop her.

Five Feet Apart joins the list at #7 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?

Matt Cosgrove appears again on the list this week with his book Alpacas with Maracas #8. This book features Macca and pal Al, who are the best of friends and LOVE spending time together.

Fing, the new book by David Walliams is at #9 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.

Matthew Reilly’s latest release The Secret Runners of New York is sitting at #10 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.

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 08/06/19.

  1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney (Penguin)
  2. Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey (Omnibus Books)
  3. Hotdog #6: Movie Time! Anh Do (Omnibus)
  4. Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)
  5. Skulduggery Pleasant #12: Bedlam by Derek Landy (HarperCollins)
  6. WeirDo #12: Hopping Weird! by Anh Do (Omnibus Books)
  7. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis
  8. Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove (Koala Books)
  9. Fing by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  10. The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly (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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