Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- The Readings Children’s Book Prize 2019 shortlist pack
- Elementals: Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman
- Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illus by Ben Wood
- The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent
- Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler
- Fing by David Walliams & Tony Ross
- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
- The Orchard Underground by Mat Larkin
- All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
Many of the fabulous finalists for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize have made their way into the top 10 bestsellers of last week, led by our specially-priced prize pack that bundles up all six titles on the shortlist.
Several of the individual titles on the shortlist also made the top 10: epic fantasy Elementals: Ice Wolves; perilous pigeon anthology Real Pigeons Fight Crime; quirky mystery The Peacock Detectives; powerful coming-of-age story Black Cockatoo; and charming and weird adventure The Orchard Underground. Just missing the top 10 was Rhiannon Williams’ thrilling and dangerous quest Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt.
Our bestselling children’s book of last week is Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, the blockbuster YA novel with a film adaptation that is currently in cinemas around the country. Thomas’ second novel, a blistering and raw discovery of self set in the hip-hop world, continues to be popular as well.
Young readers are also snapping up the new David Walliams and Tony Ross explosively funny book, Fing; as well as All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys. Melbourne illustrator Colpoys was also longlisted last week for the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal for her luminous work on the picture book If All the World Were….