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‘Alpacas with Maracas’ tops Australian picture book bestsellers chart

Australian picture book bestsellers: August

Alpacas with Maracas, the follow-up to Matt Cosgrove’s bestselling Macca the Alpaca, is at the top of the Australian picture book bestsellers chart for August. It has also been chosen for Australia’s National Simultaneous Storytime, which brings together thousands of children across the country to read the same picture book. Other new entries in the bestsellers chart are Australian footballer Alex Rance and illustrator Shane McG’s picture book Tiger’s Roar, which celebrates teamwork and perseverance; and multi-award-winning author Shaun Tan’s Cicada, which reimagines the life of a cicada as an unappreciated office worker.

  1. Alpacas with Maracas (Matt Cosgrove, Scholastic Australia)
  2. Thelma the Unicorn (with Unicorn Horn) (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic Australia)
  3. Macca the Alpaca (Matt Cosgrove, Scholastic Australia)
  4. Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition (Mem Fox, Scholastic Australia)
  5. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic Australia)
  6. Where is the Green Sheep? (Mem Fox & Judy Horacek, Penguin Random House Australia)
  7. Pig the Star (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic Australia)
  8. Tiger’s Roar (Alex Rance, illus by Shane McG, Allen & Unwin)
  9. I’m Australian Too (with Poster) (Mem Fox, Scholastic Australia)
  10. Cicada (Shaun Tan, Hachette Australia)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018

Period covered: 22 July to 18 August 2018

Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers