Thursday, 29 October 2015

Dymocks Top 51 Children's Books of All Time 2015

Dymocks is an Australian based bookseller. Each year they publish a list of the best 50 or so children books as voted by their readers.

1. The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling (read 1/7)

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

3. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

4. The Treehouse Series - Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (see my reviews, 13, 26)

5. Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

6. Matilda - Roald Dahl

7. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

8. Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

9. The Percy Jackson Series - Rick Riordan

10. The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson, *******

11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

12. Where is the Green Sheep - Mem Fox, Judy Lovacek



13. Possum Magic - Mem Fox, Julie Vivas

14. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - Lynley Dodd

15. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (see my review)

16. Wonder - R.J. Palacio (see my review)

17. Deltora Quest Series 1 - Emily Rodda

18. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (see my review)

19. The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 1 - Lemony Snicket

20. The Very Cranky Bear - Nick Bland

21. Wombat Stew - Marcia K. Vaughan

22. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

23. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

24. Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney

25. Heroes of Olympus Book 1: The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan

26. Ranger's Apprentice Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan - John Flanagan

27. The WeirDo Series - Anh Do (see my review)

28. We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen

29. Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss

30. Dragonkeeper Book 1 - Carole Wilkinson

31. Skulduggery Pleasant Book 1 - Derek Landy

32. Once - Morris Gleitzman


33. The Day The Crayons Quit - Oliver Jeffers

34. Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden

35. Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell

36. Paddington - Michael Bond (see my review)

37. Alice-Miranda at School - Jacqueline Harvey

38. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

39. Paper Towns - John Green

40. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas

41. Pig the Pug - Aaron Blabey (see my review)

42. Girl Online - Zoe Sugg

43. The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak

44. Looking for Alaska - John Green


45. Demon Dentist - David Walliams (see my review)

46. Maze Runner - James Dashner

47. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

48. The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare

49. Winnie-The-Pooh - A.A. Milne

50. Charlotte's Web - E.B. White

51. The Thea Stilton Special Editions - Thea Stilton

31 and a bit/51

An excellent result. It's always exciting having read more than half of a list.

Not too many surprises I guess, although I was surprised that John Green had two titles in the list, neither being The Fault in Our Stars. I guess Paper Towns was a movie this year.

There's only one book I hadn't heard of- the last one. I hadn't realised that Geronimo Stilton had a younger sister called Thea. I read one Geronimo Stilton book to see what all the fuss was about, and didn't really understand their popularity.


1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I see you haven't read Day the Crayons Quit. It's huge here in my library; first grade teachers dressed as crayons for our Book Character Day yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207225725216894&set=a.1622209550577.2086951.1096613378&type=3&theater