Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

  1. All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell
  2. The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross
  3. Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
  4. The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black & Sara Acton
  5. The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney
  6. A Winter’s Promise (The Mirror Visitor Book 1) by Christelle Dabos (translated by Hildegarde Serle)
  7. Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood
  8. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend
  9. Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan
  10. Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

Our bestselling children’s book of last week is All the Ways to be Smart, a gorgeous and exuberant picture book from Australian duo Allison Colpoys and Davina Bell. This book shows kids that there are a number of different ways to be ‘smart’, and is ideal for nurturing both their confidence and imagination. Read our review here.

Our bestselling YA book of last week is Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough – the winner of this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize! This wonderful novel about two girls who devise an elaborate hoax to bring down a sexist teacher is both an entertaining rom-com, and a timely exploration of feminism, privilege and power for readers 12 and up. Read more here.

Other books proving popular in these final weeks leading up to Christmas include an illustrated collection of stories from Shaun Tan (Tales from the Inner City), the first part in a thrilling new YA fantasy epic from French author Christelle Dabos (A Winter’s Promise), an adorable junior fiction book about a real-life Guide Dog Ambassador (The Tales of Mr Walker), and Karen Foxlee’s new heartbreaking book for ages 10 through to adults (Lenny’s Book of Everything).

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All the Ways to be Smart

All the Ways to be Smart

Allison Colpoys, Davina Bell

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