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Our top ten best-selling books this week 24 August edition

The Treehouse men have done it again! Andy and Terry are sitting pretty in top spot for a second straight week and are delighting children all across the country with the fifth instalment of the Treehouse series. 

There are still many opportunities left to meet Andy on his Australian tour. Check out the details here to see if he will be visiting somewhere near you. 

We're thrilled to see an Australian children's book tear up the charts in such spectacular fashion. Our Literacy Spokesperson Ryan Spencer wrote a guest post for us recently about the importance of letting children choose their own books. If you haven't read it yet, we highly recommend it.

Our top ten best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 22 August were:

1.     The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
2.     Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
3.     Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
4.     The Little Book of Calm Colouring by David Sinden & Victoria Kay
5.     Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
6.     Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons
7.     The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
8.     Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
9.     The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
10.   Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta

We have a 50:50 split this week between colouring and non-colouring books, but only one of those non-colouring books is new to our top ten this week. In The Taming of the QueenPhilippa Gregory turns her keen historial eye back to Henry VIII and his sixth and final wife, Kateryn Parr. 

Fun facts about Kateryn Parr include the fact that she was the most-married English queen, with four husbands, and she was the first woman to be both the queen of England and Ireland. Most importantly, though, Kateryn's book Prayers or Meditations was the first book published by an English queen under her own name. 

There are some big books being published this week, so we will be eagerly anticipating the top-ten next week. Can non-colouring books tip the scales back in their favour? We'll know in seven short days. 

Posted by Global Administrator on 24/08/2015