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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.

Remaining at the top of the list this week is Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14: Wrecking Ball (#1).

An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay…or will they be forced to move?

Next up is Bluey! Bluey: The Beach (#2) will no doubt be gracing many bookshelves; We expect there will be thousands of happy little campers receiving these books for Christmas this year!

Bluey: Fruit Bat is number (#3), one of our favourite episodes where Bluey learns about some of the sacrifices parents have to make for their kids.

Bluey, again! At (#4) we have Bluey: Time to Play. Stickers to place, puzzles to solve and more.

The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton is up next and will have everyone laughing, and joins the list at (#5)

The 117-Storey Treehouse comes in at (#6). Andy and Terry’s amazing treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-fighting-robot arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop.

One of our favourite Christmas bookPig the Elfby Aaron Blabey returns to the list on the lead up to the big day!

Funny Kid Kicks Butt by Matt Stanton remains on the list at (#8). This is the fifth book in this highly successful series and young readers can expect a lot of laughs.

A bodyguard named The Fridge, the greatest school assembly prank ever, a jewellery store robbery and a real superhero called ThunderButt are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.

Whip out your war cry and pull on your party pants. It’s the ultimate battle between bad and baaad! It’s season finale time, playas! At (#9) Aaron Blabey’s The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever.

Finally, at (#10) is The Return of Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey. Thelma the Unicorn didn’t like being famous, so she fled the spotlight and disappeared . . . But the world was heartbroken! We miss our unicorn! Thelma, it’s time to get your sparkle back on . . .

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 23/11/19.

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney (Puffin)
  2. Bluey: The Beach (Penguin)
  3. Bluey: Fruit Bat (Penguin)
  4. Bluey: Time to Play (Penguin)
  5. The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan)
  6. The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan)
  7. Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  8. Funny Kid Kicks Butt by Matt Stanton (ABC Books)
  9. The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  10. The Return of Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)



  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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