Australia’s Favourite Children's Books Will Make You Nostalgic

Lauren Powell

Seeing just even the covers of our favourite childhood books instantly ignites a sense of nostalgia through us. Whether it’s a vivid memory of flicking through the character-filled pages of Possum Magic in your cubby house or feeling like an actual grown-up reading The Magic Faraway Tree on the school bus, the memorable fictional stories of our favourite childhood tomes have left a life-long impression on every single one of us.

And to prove it, leading book retailer, Dymocks, has just released its annual list of the Top 51 Favourite Children's Books, as voted for by Australian public and 26,500 book lovers to be exact. Unsurprisingly, The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling topped the long list childhood classics, followed closely by the iconic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read on to find out which are the top 20 most popular children’s books of all-time. Warning: Childhood flashbacks guaranteed.

1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

3. Matilda by Roald Dahl

4. The BFG by Roald Dahl

5. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd

6. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

7. Possum Magic by Mem Fox

8. Treehouse Series by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

9. Where Is The Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

11. Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

12. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

13. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

14. We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

15. The Places You'll Go! by Dr Seuss

16. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

17. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

18. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

19. Where's Spot by Eric Hill

20. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

To find our which other classic tomes made the list, head to Dymocks.

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