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Must Read Books For Kids Of All Ages
The bookworms at Dymocks have curated their Top 51 kids’ books must read list.
Published 25 August

Every year the bookworms at Dymocks celebrate their favourite children's books and curate a kids' top 51 list. This year, the well-read people of Dymocks have voted for their top ten books across five different children's categories, with plenty of interesting reads the hardest decision is which one to pick first. 

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Top Kids Book Pick 

With an exciting list of 51 kids’ books there were many worthy winners. After much deliberation the winning top pick for this year is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for overall number one book! 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a bestselling story written for the very young. A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food, getting bigger and bigger, until eventually he turns into a beautiful caterpillar. One of the most popular picture books of all time, no nursery bookshelf is complete without a copy, BUY NOW

 

Top Picture Books

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The following are the top picture books for early readers, ages 0-4 years: 
1. POSSUM MAGIC: 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION By Mem Fox
2. WHAT WE'LL BUILD By Oliver Jeffers
3. WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT BOARD BOOK By Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury
4. HERE WE ARE: NOTES FOR LIVING ON PLANET EARTH By Oliver Jeffers 
5. WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? By Mem Fox, Judy Horacek
6. WHERE’S SPOT? By Eric Hill
7. DIARY OF A WOMBAT By Jackie French, Bruce Whatley
8. WOMBAT STEW 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION By Marcia K. Vaughan, Pamela Lofts
9. ROOM ON THE BROOM By Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson
10. OUR HOME, OUR HEARTBEAT By Adam Briggs, Kate Moon, Rachael Sarra

 

Top Younger Readers Books

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The following books are the top picks for younger readers, particularly suited to primary school ages of 5-10 years: 

1 DELTORA QUEST 1: SERIES 1 BIND-UP By Emily Rodda, Kate Rowe, Marc McBride
2 THE 13-STOREY TREEHOUSE By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton
3 THE BAD GUYS: EPISODE 1 By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey
4 BILLIE B BROWN: THE BIG BOOK OF BILLIE 1 By Sally Rippin
5 ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL: ALICE-MIRANDA 1 By Jacqueline Harvey
6 REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME By Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood
7 THE WAYWARD WITCH AND THE FEELINGS MONSTER (POLLY AND BUSTER, BOOK 1) By Sally Rippin
8 THE PRINCESS IN BLACK By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham
9 THE GREAT BIG ENORMOUS BOOK OF TASHI By Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, Kim Gamble
10 ROSIE REVERE AND THE RAUCOUS RIVETERS: THE QUESTIONEERS BOOK #1 By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

 

Top Older Readers

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The following books are the top picks for older children, particularly suited to upper primary and secondary school ages 10+ years: 

1. WINGS OF FIRE #1: THE DRAGONET PROPHECY By Tui T. Sutherland
2. NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW By Jessica Townsend
3. AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS By B.B. Alston
4. PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF (BOOK 1)  By Rick Riordan    
5. MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE By Robin Stevens
6. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE (HARRY POTTER BOOK 1) By J. K. Rowling
7. WONDER By R J Palacio 
8. SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT By Derek Landy
9. ALEX RIDER BK 1: STORMBREAKER By Anthony Horowitz
10. FRIDAY BARNES 1: GIRL DETECTIVE By R.A. Spratt


For more top 51 picks from Dymocks and to order your favourites CLICK HERE. 

 

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