Reading with your children or students is a great way to spend this Australian Reading Hour!

Each year Better Reading compile their Top 50 Kids Books, as voted by avid readers.
The full list is below. Happy reading!

Tournament at Gorlan

John Flanagan

The Ruins of Gorlan

John Flanagan

The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton


Roald Dahl

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J.K. Rowling

The 13 Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney


Roald Dahl

Dork Diaries

Rachel Renee Russell

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Bad Guys

Aaron Blabey

Alice Miranda at School

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice Miranda on Holiday

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice Miranda takes the Lead

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice Miranda at Sea

Jacqueline Harvey


Anh Do

WeirDo 2

Anh Do

WeirDo 3

Anh Do

Green Eggs and Ham

Dr Seuss

Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White


Michael Adams


Anthony Horowitz

The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

The Turners

Mick Elliot

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis


R.J. Palacio

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Dr Seuss

Awful Auntie

David Walliams

The World’s Worst Children

David Walliams


Morris Gleitzman

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Charlie and the War against the Grannies

Alan Brough

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery


Paul Jennings

Friday Barnes Girl Detective

R.A. Spratt

Winnie the Pooh

A.A. Milne

Tomorrow When the War Began

John Marsden

The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

Deltora Quest

Emily Rodda

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

Geronimo Stilton

The Silent Invasion

James Bradley

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame


Louis Sachar

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Playing the Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

The Witches

Roald Dahl