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.
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)
· 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