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‘Girl Stuff 8–12’ tops Australian children’s/YA nonfiction bestsellers chart

Kaz Cooke’s go-to guides for pre-teen and teenage girls, Girl Stuff 8–12 and the original Girl Stuff, are at number one and eight, respectively, on the Australian nonfiction children’s/YA bestsellers chart—many years after they were first published. The nonfiction chart also includes a memoir/scrapbook from Australian YouTuber Georgia Productions (The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary), nonfiction with a particularly Australian flavour (The Great Big Book of Aussie Inventions, A Is for Australia, Australian Birds), a new collection of true stories about kids and courage (Kids Who Did), and a fresh approach to sex education (The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made), which has sold into a number of international territories.

Australian children’s/YA nonfiction bestsellers: April

  1. Girl Stuff 8–12 (Kaz Cooke, Viking)
  2. The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary (Georgia Productions, Penguin)
  3. The Great Big Book of Aussie Inventions (Lake Press)
  4. Kids Who Did (Kirsty Murray, Allen & Unwin)
  5. A Is for Australia (Frane Lessac, Walker Books)
  6. The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made (Fiona Katauskas, ABC Books)
  7. 1001 Cool Jokes (Glen Singleton, Hinkler Books)
  8. Girl Stuff (Kaz Cooke, Viking)
  9. Australian Birds (Matt Chun, Little Hare)
  10. Make Believe: M C Escher for Kids (Kate Ryan, illus by Cally Bennett, National Gallery of Victoria)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 7 April to 4 May 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers