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Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Younger Readers

This year many of you voted for a wide range of picture books in the Top 50 Kids’ Books. In response we have divided the list into the Top 25 for older readers and Top 25 for younger readers so you can easily find the perfect book for toddlers, middle grade and teens.

Coming in at #1 for younger readers is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Local authors Mem Fox and Aaron Blabey make an appearance in the Top 10 for younger readers with Mem Fox taking out two positions. We also see beloved local authors Nick Bland and Alison Lester making their mark.

Better Reading Director, Cheryl Akle says, ‘It’s clear there is a deep love for picture books. We saw this with the response our readers had at the time of the 50thanniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and 30th of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen this year. Our readers also shared their love for many new picture books and Australian picture books.’

Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Younger Readers

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
2. Possum Magic by Mem Fox
3. Grug by Ted Prior
4. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
5. Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
6. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd
7. We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
8. Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
9. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
10. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
11. Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan
12. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
13. Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
14. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
15. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
16. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
17. Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss
18. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey
19. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
20. The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester
21. Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg
22. Who Sank The Boat? by Pamela Allen
23. The Cat in The Hat by Dr Seuss
24. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
25. Magic Beach by Alison Lester

See the the Top 25 for Older Readers here | Download the full Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019


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