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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.

At #1 we have Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild. Dog Man and the Supa Buddies are a paw-erful force against evil, but has Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat, finally outsmarted them? Petey has created another confounding contraption and is determined to destroy Dog Man once and for all. Can Dog Man’s nose for justice and Li’l Petey’s heart of gold finally convince the conniving kitty to do good?

A Stack of Alpacas #2 the wildly popular Alpacas are back. Smashing and splashing! Jumping and thumping! Fighting and biting! Macca is looking after his nieces and nephew and they are nothing but TROUBLE! How will Uncle Macca tame this unruly trio?

The classic Storm Boy #3 remains to the list with the release of the new movie. The children’s favourite that became the classic Australian film. Storm boy and his father live alone in a humpy among the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong – a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds an injured young pelican whose life he saves. From then on, Storm boy and Mr Percival the pelican become inseparable friends and spend their days exploring the wave-beaten shore and the drifting sandhills. Mr Percival learns to help Storm Boy’s father with his fishing and warns the other birdlife whenever poachers are coming, but his part in rescuing a shipwrecked crew leads to great changes in Storm Boy’s life.

Ranking at #4 is the new instalment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13 The Meltdown. When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?

Perfect for the little ones That’s Not My Puppy #5 and That’s Not My Dinosaur #6 are up next. Every double page of this book features an interesting texture to feel, such as bumpy teeth or slippery flippers, as the reader explores the surface of a toy dinosaur. Combined with simple text and illustrations this is intended to help very young children develop sensory and language awareness.

The new book by David Walliams The Ice Monster follows at #7. When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more… A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in David Walliams’ biggest and most epic adventure yet!  Caution: May make you laugh your head off!

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone #8 also remains on the list this week.

Our favourite pug is back with Pig the Grub #9. Eww! What a stinker!Pig isn’t just the world’s greediest Pug, he’s the DIRTIEST too. It’s high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .Over two million Pig books are now in print around the world!

Returning to the list at #10 we have Wonder. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But born with a facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

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

  1. Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
  2. A Stack of Alpacas by Matt Cosgrove (Scholastic)
  3. Storm Boy by Colin Thiele (New Holland)
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney (Puffin)
  5. That’s Not My Puppy by Fiona Watt & Rachel Wells (Usborne)
  6. That’s Not My Dinosaur by Fiona Watt & Rachel Wells (Usborne)
  7. The Ice Monster by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)
  9. Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  10. Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Corgi Children’s)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018 Week Ending 09/02/18


  1. Ali Syed

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

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