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‘The Baddest Day Ever’ tops Australian children’s fiction bestsellers chart

Last year, Allen & Unwin acquired ANZ rights to three new children’s series by Anh Do, author of the bestselling middle-grade series ‘WeirDo’, ‘Hotdog!’ and ‘Ninja Kid’ (all Scholastic). Two of those series, ‘Wolf Girl’ and ‘Rise of the Mythix’, have now been launched and as a result Do has an impressive six books from five different series in the Australian children’s fiction top 10. Leading the chart this month is a new title from another bestselling children’s book author, Aaron Blabey’s The Baddest Day Ever: The Bad Guys Episode 10, followed by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 117-Storey Treehouse.

Australian children’s fiction bestsellers: October

  1. The Baddest Day Ever: The Bad Guys Episode 10 (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  2. The 117-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths, illus by Terry Denton, Pan)
  3. Weirdomania! WeirDo Book 13 (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  4. Golden Unicorn: Rise of the Mythix Book One (Anh Do, Allen & Unwin)
  5. The 13-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths, illus by Terry Denton, Pan)
  6. Into the Wild: Wolf Girl Book One (Anh Do, Allen & Unwin)
  7. Amazing Ninja! Ninja Kid Book Four (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  8. The Book Buddies: Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! (Australian Reading Hour edition) (Sally Rippin, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  9. Show Time! Hotdog Book Seven (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  10. From Nerd to Ninja! Ninja Kid Book One (Anh Do, Scholastic)

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


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers