While the Children's Book Council of Australia’s Book Week has drawn to a close for another year, there’s never a bad time to encourage kids to develop their love of reading. It unlocks the imagination, helps to stimulate curiosity, broadens their vocabulary, and improves memory and analytical thinking skills.

But picking the right book can seem like an insurmountable challenge. With so many titles to choose from, how do you know which one is going to set kids on the path to becoming a voracious reader? Well, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find the year’s bestselling children’s books across print, Kindle and Audible, based on sales in Australia from 1 August 2017 to 30 July 2018.

Whether it’s the fantastical world of Harry Potter or the bizarre facts of the Guinness World Records, there’s a book below that’s sure to light the reading fuse in everyone.

Amazon Prime members can enjoy Prime Reading, which gives Aussies free access to a wide selection of books, including children’s books such as the seven Harry Potter titles and The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. To get those pages turning, try Prime and all its benefits by signing up for a free 30-day trial at www.amazon.com.au/prime.

Happy reading!

Best selling Children’s Books in print on amazon.com.au:

1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
2. Bad Dad by David Walliams
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
4. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
5. The World's Worst Children by David Walliams
6. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
7. The Joneses and the Pirateers: Search for the Phantom Lady by S.L. Westgate
8. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
9. Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling
10. Guinness World Records 2018

Best selling Children’s Books on Kindle:

1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
2. La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
5. His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy by Philip Pullman
6. Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
7. The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
9. Bad Dad by David Walliams
10. Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Best selling Children’s Books on Audible.com.au:

1. Bad Dad (Unabridged) by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams
2. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, narrated by Kate Winslet
3. Matilda (Unabridged) by Roald Dal, narrated by Kate Winslet
4. The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair (Unabridged) by Enid Blyton, narrated by Kate Winslet
5. The World's Worst Children (Unabridged) by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams and Nitin Ganatra
6. The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton, narrated by Kate Winslet
7. Eragon: Inheritance, Book 1 by Christopher Paolini, narrated by Gerrard Doyle
8. The Graveyard Book (Unabridged) by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman
9. The World's Worst Children 2 (Unabridged) by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams
10. The Midnight Gang (Unabridged) by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams