Favourite Children’s Book

As part of 2014’s National Bookshop Day celebrations the Australian Booksellers Association polled Australians, asking them to vote for their favourite children’s book. Thousands of votes have been collated and we are excited to reveal the fabulous results.

Top Ten

1.       Possum Magic                                                                      Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
2.       Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone                     J.K. Rowling
3.       The Very Hungry Caterpillar                                            Eric Carle
4.       The Fault in Our Stars                                                        John Green
5.       Where is the Green Sheep?                                                Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
6.       The 39-Storey Treehouse                                                   Andy Griffiths
7.       The Magic Faraway Tree                                                   Enid Blyton
8.       Where the Wild Things Are                                               Maurice Sendak
9.       Diary of a Wombat                                                             Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
10.    The Gruffalo                                                                         Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
(the rest of the list is contained within the accompanied pdf)

Information Points

·         Results polled from customers of diverse bookshops including chains, independents, and online websites.
·          Over 40% of the top ten is taken up by Australian authors
·         50% of the titles are picture books

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