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‘Funny Kid for President’ tops bestsellers chart

Bestselling Australian children’s author and illustrator Matt Stanton (There is a Monster under My Bed Who Farts, This is a Ball) has launched a new middle-grade series called ‘Funny Kid’ aimed at fans of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, ‘Tom Gates’ and ‘Big Nate’. The first title in the series, Funny Kid for President, is at the top of the Australian children’s fiction bestsellers chart for July. Another bestselling Australian author Sally Rippin (‘Billie B Brown’, ‘Hey Jack’!) has a new junior-fiction series debuting in the chart. The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One explores the magic of friendship through the unlikely pairing of a witch and a monster.

Australian children’s fiction bestsellers: July

  1. Funny Kid for President (Matt Stanton, ABC Books)
  2. Really Weird! WeirDo Book Eight (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  3. Intergalactic Gas: The Bad Guys Episode Five (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  4. The 78-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan)
  5. The 13-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan)
  6. The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One (Sally Rippin, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  7. WeirDo (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  8. Hotdog (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  9. The 65-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan)
  10. Mega Weird! WeirDo Book Seven (Anh Do, Scholastic)

© Nielsen BookScan 2017
Period covered: 2 to 29 July 2017
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

 

Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers