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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.

Terry’s Dumb Dot Story dives into the whacky world of imagination, within which we may find the clever Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. This renowned book-writing duo has returned with some of their most bizzare stories yet, from the world’s most powerful whirlpool, to a penguin ice-skating rink, there’s nothing they haven’t thought of. Ages 7+.

Number 2 on our list is the latest from beloved Aussie comedian Ahn Do, Ninja Kid #1: Nerd to Ninja, introducing us to Nelson, who’s gone from nerd to ninja overnight. When Nelson finds out he’s the last ninja on Earth, the shenanigans that ensue will make you cry with laughter!

Frankie Fish returns to shelves in Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos for ages 8+. Join in on author and beloved comedian Peter Helliar’s fun as he guides us through a world of time-travel and mega mischief!

We’re Going On An Egg Hunt is a fun lift-the-flap Easter Egg Hunt which follows the Easter bunnies on their journey past obstacles and surprises, in order to find the 10 eggs hidden in the book! Ages 4+.

The second Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls book has graced shelves with it’s eternally inspiring contents. From Mary Shelley to Beyoncé, this book is a must-have for all young girls seeking to rule the world! Ages 5+.

Creator of the eternally popular Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey reclaims the Number 1 spot this week. He has written the fourth volume in hilarious graphic novel series, Dog Man – Dog Man and Cat Kid. Has Dog Man finally found the perfect side kick? Ages 7+

Jeff Kinney’s newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Getaway, continues to prove popular, holding steady at Number 7 on the list. The book is a mainstay on this Top 10, and it’s easy to see why. Kinney’s whacky world of wedgies and crushes is one every kid can see themselves in. Ages 8+

Everyone’s favourite pink pal, Peppa Pig has returned for Easter in the new book Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt. Join her and her family and friends as they search for chocolate eggs and even see baby chicks hatching in the yard! Ages 4+.

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. 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+.

The thirteenth instalment of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie is here and Zack Zombie is feeling the pressure! Friday the 13th is fast approaching, and a bunch of weird things are happening to him. Between mean online banter and an embarrassing mum, this will be one of Zack’s hardest weeks yet. Ages 7+

Girls and boys rejoice! Bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey’s most recent book, Kensy and Max: Breaking News is the first in this series, and provides action-packed spy fun for both boys and girls. When twins Kensy and Max’s life are turned upside down, they are determined to find out why. Ages 8+.

Shout Out to the Girls

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

  1. Terry’s Dumb Dot Story: A Treehouse Tale by Andy Griffiths (Pan McMillan)
  2. Ninja Kid #1 by Anh Do (Omnibus Books)
  3. Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos by Peter Helliar (Hardie Grant Egmont)
  4. We’re Going On an Egg Hunt (Bloomsbury)
  5. Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo (Timbuktu Labs)
  6. The Adventures of Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
  7. The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (Penguin)
  8. Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt (Ladybird)
  9. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Puffin)
  10. Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News by Jacqueline Harvey (Random House)
  11. Shout Out to the Girls (Random House)

© Nielsen BookScan 2017 Week Ending 3/3/18


  1. Ali Syed

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

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