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

  1. Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  2. The Search for the Silver Witch: Polly and Buster Book 3 by Sally Rippin
  3. The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent
  4. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
  5. The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey
  6. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  8. Elementals: Ice Wolves (Book 1) by Amie Kaufman
  9. Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris: Fashion Show Fiasco by Megan Hess
  10. The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book 1 by Sally Rippin

Bruce Pascoe’s Young Dark Emu (a young readers' version of his book for adults, Dark Emu, which is coincidentally number one on our adult bestsellers list this week as well) takes out last week’s title, and it is well deserved. Young Dark Emu asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation – fascinating reading.

How exciting it is as well to see the latest instalment from Megan Hess (Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris: Fashion Show Fiasco) appearing on the list. Claris The Chicest Mouse in Paris: Fashion Show Fiasco, the sequel to Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, is filled with the glorious illustrations and heartwarming antics of Claris the mouse that made the first book a bestseller, and is sure to be just as adored by young (and older!) readers everywhere.

Sally Rippin’s new book in her beloved Polly and Buster series, The Search for the Silver Witch: Polly and Buster Book 3, is also out now. Polly and Buster have always believed that witches and monsters could and should be friends – but the other witches and monsters in their town don’t always agree. Their whole town is headed for a war…but a much greater menace lurks nearby. A thrilling finale.

And in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, this enduring favourite is also back in the top 10.

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Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

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