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‘Definitely Do Not Open This Book’ tops Australian picture book bestsellers chart

Australian picture book bestsellers: September

Andy Lee’s fourth picture book, Definitely Do Not Open This Book (illus by Heath McKenzie), which encourages children not to turn the pages with hilarious results, is at the top of this month’s Australian picture book bestsellers chart. It’s joined by several other new titles in long-running series, including Matt Cosgrove’s Macca’s Makeover and Aaron Blabey’s Pig the Tourist. Mem Fox’s timeless picture books are never far from the top 10 (this month she has three titles in the chart), while debut titles from several Australian entertainers—Rove McManus’ Disgusting McGrossface and Tiffiny Hall and Ed Kavalee’s A First Time for Everything—have also made it into the chart.

  1. Definitely Do Not Open This Book (Andy Lee & Heath McKenzie, Lake Press)
  2. Macca’s Makeover (Matt Cosgrove, Scholastic)
  3. Pig the Tourist (Aaron, Blabey, Scholastic)
  4. Where Is the Green Sheep? (Mem Fox & Judy Horacek, Puffin)
  5. Disgusting McGrossface (Rove McManus, Scholastic)
  6. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury, Puffin)
  7. Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition (Mem Fox & Julie Vivas, Scholastic)
  8. The Return of Thelma the Unicorn (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  9. A First Time for Everything (Tiffiny Hall, Ed Kavalee & Anil Tortop, Albert Street Books)
  10. Do Not Open This Book (Andy Lee & Heath McKenzie, Lake Press)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 1–28 September 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers