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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.

The 117-Storey Treehouse #1 by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton remains at number 1 this week. This is the latest instalment in the best-selling series and little fans everywhere will be celebrating its release.

Andy and Terry’s 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-robot-fighting 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.

The World’s Worst Teachers #2 by David Walliams remains on the list.  Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster… Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is always furious – and she’s on a detention rampage. And as for Phobe, he’s a teacher with a real difference. He is bone-shakingly terrified of… children!

Ninja Kid #4 Amazing Ninja #3 by Anh Do is up next. The circus is coming to town, and Nelson and his friends have a chance to be part of the show! Nelson’s amazing ninja skills will be perfect! But what will Ninja Nelson do when Big trouble arrives at the Big Top!

Pig the Tourist by bestselling author Aaron Blabey remains on the list this week at #4. When Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, goes on holiday, he causes chaos wherever he travels! But every party must come to an end…

Into the Wild: Wolf Girl by Anh Doh joins the list at #5. When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. Luckily, she’s not alone for long… When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua, and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn’t know she possessed. It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack?

The 13-Storey Treehouse #6 – the first in the series from Andy Griffith and Terry Denton is where the phenomenon all began. Each time a new instalment hits the shelves this book returns to the list.

Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls #7 – The new kid on the block of the top 10 list this week. From the creator of Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey. This is the seventh book in the Dog Man series where he finds himself up against an all new super-villain!

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid #8 by Jeff Kinney remains on the list.  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.

Young Dark Emu #9 moves up the list this week. Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first-person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, he compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived – a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu – A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.

Finally, the beloved Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone #10 is back on the list.

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

© Nielsen BookScan2019 Week Ending 10/08/19.

  1. The 117-Storey Treehouseby Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan)
  2. The World’s Worst Teachersby David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  3. Ninja Kid #4: Amazing Ninja!by Anh Do (Scholastic)
  4. Pig the Touristby Aaron Blabey (Omnibus Books)
  5. Into the Wild: Wolf Girlby Anh Do (Allen and Unwin)
  6. The 13-Storey TreehousebyAndy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  7. Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
  8. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kidby Jeff Kinney (Penguin)
  9. Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala)
  10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stoneby J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)


  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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