Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Older Readers

Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Older Readers

The Top 50 Kids’ Books for 2019 shows that older readers are completely won over by a good series particularly if fantastical or funny and Harry Potter, the Treehouse series, WeirDo, Dog Man and Alice Miranda amongst others have once again made an appearance on the list.  You can be assured they will tempt any reluctant reader.

Roald Dahl ruled the Top 10 in the older readers category with three titles voted favourites. Local writers Jacqueline Harvey and Jessica Townsend also made the Top 10 for older readers. New to the list are Whisper by Lynette Noni and Lenny’s Book of Everything– both Australian and award winning in the last 12 months.

Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Older Readers

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
3. Matilda by Roald Dahl
4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
5. The BFG by Roald Dahl
6. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
7. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
9. Alice-Miranda At School by Jacqueline Harvey
10. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
11. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
12. Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News by Jacqueline Harvey
13. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
14. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R J Palacio
15. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
16. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
17. Weirdo by Anh Do
18. Whisper by Lynette Noni
19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
20. The Witches by Roald Dahl
21. The Bad Guys Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey
22. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
23. Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
24. Dog Man #1 by Dav Pilkey
25. Once by Morris Gleitzman

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


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  1. Lily says:

    This is an amazing list of books! Well deserved to all the authors and stories.