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Pug picture book tops bestsellers chart

The Australian picture book bestsellers chart for September is dominated by Aaron Blabey and Mem Fox, with the exception of Nick Bland’s The Very Sleepy Bear—a follow-up to Bland’s 2008 bestseller The Very Cranky Bear—at number two. Leading the chart is Blabey’s Pig the Star, the fifth picture book to feature the canine antihero Pig the Pug. Blabey released his first picture book, the multi-award-winning Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley (Penguin), in 2007 and has also penned a bestselling junior-fiction series ‘The Bad Guys’.

  1. Pig the Star (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  2. The Very Sleepy Bear (Nick Bland, Scholastic)
  3. Thelma the Unicorn with unicorn horn (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  4. Possum Magic 30th Edition (Mem Fox, Scholastic)
  5. Where is the Green Sheep? (Mem Fox, Puffin)
  6. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  7. Busting! (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  8. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes board book (Mem Fox, Puffin)
  9. Pig the Winner (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  10. I’m Australian Too (Mem Fox, Scholastic).

© Nielsen BookScan 2017
Period covered: 3 to 30 September 2017
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers