Dymocks booksellers recently released their favourite 51 kids’ books of all time, with nine out of the top 10 being picture books!

The list was compiled by over 28,000 votes from their Booklovers members.

At the top of the list was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, which is definitely one of our favourites, too, and will be available as an animated book on Birde.

Just behind that was Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy (Lynley Dodd), and Aussie classic Possum Magic by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas.

Fox is one of Australia’s favourite picture book authors, with three other titles in the top 51, including Where is the Green Sheep (5), Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes (34) and Koala Lou (38).

There were 18 Australian titles in the list, with favourites from Aaron Blabey (Pig & Pug was 28 and Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas came in at 47) and Alison Lester (Magic Beach, 37 and Imagine 39).

The full list

Do you think they left any kids books out? For me, I adore Cuddlepot & Snugglepie which isn’t included in this list.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Possum Magic by Mem Fox

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox

Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney

Animalia by Graeme Base

Where’s Spot? By Eric Hill

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Who Sank the Boat? By Pamela Allen

Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss

Paddington by Michael Bond

Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

Are you my Mother? by PD Eastman

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey

Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan and Janet Ahlberg

The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith

The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

Magic Beach by Alison Lester

Charlotte’s Web by EB White

Imagine by Alison Lester

Koala Lou by Mem Fox

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

The Rainbow Serpent by Dick Roughsey

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Alice-Miranda series by Jacqueline Harvey

Some of these amazing books will be audiobooks on Birde. Check out what we have at the Birde store.

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