Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019

This year Better Reading divided their public-voted list of the top 50 Kids’ Book for 2019 into two lists: Top 25 Younger Readers and Top 25 Older Readers. There was some classics like Secret Garden and The Very Hungry Caterpillar as well as lots of Australian books. You can see the lists below. Please note that the older reader list does include some YA (teen) books and one that we think of as an adult book – Little Women.

Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Younger Readers

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  2. Possum Magic by Mem Fox
  3. Grug by Ted Prior
  4. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  5. Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
  6. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd
  7. We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  8. Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
  9. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
  10. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  11. Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan
  12. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  13. Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
  14. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  15. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
  16. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
  17. Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss
  18. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey
  19. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  20. The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester
  21. Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg
  22. Who Sank The Boat? by Pamela Allen
  23. The Cat in The Hat by Dr Seuss
  24. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
  25. Magic Beach by Alison Lester

Top 50 Kids’ Books 2019: Top 25 Older Readers

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
  5. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  6. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  7. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  9. Alice-Miranda At School by Jacqueline Harvey
  10. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  11. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
  12. Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News by Jacqueline Harvey
  13. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (YA book)
  14. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R J Palacio
  15. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (YA book)
  17. Weirdo by Anh Do
  18. Whisper by Lynette Noni (YA book)
  19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  20. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  21. The Bad Guys Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey
  22. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  23. Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (YA book)
  24. Dog Man #1 by Dav Pilkey
  25. Once by Morris Gleitzman

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