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‘Pig the Grub’ tops Australian picture book bestsellers chart

Aaron Blabey’s antihero pug is at the top of the Australian picture book bestsellers chart for January with the latest title in the ‘Pig the Pug’ series, Pig the Grub, while Matt Cosgrove’s amiable alpacas occupy three spots with A Stack of Alpacas, Alpacas with Maracas and Macca the Alpaca. The start of the new school year in Australia also sees two picture books from Andrew Daddo and Jonathan Bentley—Old Friends, New Friends and First Day—charting highly.

Australian picture book bestsellers: January

  1. Pig the Grub (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  2. Old Friends, New Friends (Andrew Daddo & Jonathan Bentley, ABC Books)
  3. A Stack of Alpacas (Matt Cosgrove, Scholastic)
  4. Where Is the Green Sheep? (Mem Fox & Judy Horacek, Puffin)
  5. Seriously, Do Not Open This Book (Andy Lee & Heath McKenzie, Lake Press)
  6. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury, Puffin)
  7. First Day (Andrew Daddo & Jonathan Bentley, ABC Books)
  8. Alpacas with Maracas (Matt Cosgrove, Koala Books)
  9. Macca the Alpaca (Matt Cosgrove, Koala Books)
  10. Thelma the Unicorn (with Unicorn Horn) (Aaron Blabey, Koala Books).

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 6 January to 2 February
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers