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‘Storm Boy’ tops Australian YA bestsellers chart

A film adaptation of Colin Thiele’s classic children’s book Storm Boy—about a boy who rescues three pelican chicks after their mother is shot—has sent the title to the top of the Australian YA bestsellers chart for March. The movie was released in Australia earlier this year and is currently screening in the US. It is joined in the top three by Vardaesia, the fifth and final book in Lynette Noni’s bestselling ‘Medoran Chronicles’ series, and Astrid Scholte’s debut fantasy Four Dead Queens.

Australian young adult bestsellers: March

  1. Storm Boy (Colin Thiele, New Holland)
  2. Vardaesia: Medoran Chronicles Book Five (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  3. Four Dead Queens (Astrid Scholte, Allen & Unwin)
  4. Akarnae: Medoran Chronicles Book One (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  5. Raelia: Medoran Chronicles Book Two (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  6. Whisper (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  7. Draekora: Medoran Chronicles Book Three (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  8. Graevale: Medoran Chronicles Book Four (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  9. Underdog: #LoveOZYA Short Stories (ed by Tobias Madden, Nero)
  10. We Three Heroes (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press).

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 3 to 30 March 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers