The Unity Books children’s bestseller chart for the month of March

What’s the best way to get adults to read? Get them reading when they’re kids – and there’s no better place to start than Unity’s best-selling children’s books.


1 The Noisy Book by Bravi Soledad (Gecko Press, $25, 0-2)

2 Least Female Murder by Robin Stevens (Puffin, $21, 8-12)

3 Crane Guy by Sally Sutton (Picture Puffin, $20, 2-5)

4 Where is it? A Wildlife Hunt for Kiwi Kids by Ned Barraud (Potton & Burton, $20, 2-5)

5 Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend (Hachette, $20, 8-12)

6 Sleeping Kiwi by Kat Quin (Tikitibu, $20, 0-2)

7 I am the wolf and here I am! by Bénédicte Guettier (Gecko Press, $20, 0-2)

8 Right now by Matthew Hodson (Cicada Books, $35, 2-5)

9 Cuckoo Sun by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Nosy Crow, $17, 0-2)

10 Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Simon & Schuster, $35, 3-5)


1 The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charles Mackesy (Ebury Press, $42, all ages)

2 Mitten Adventures: Wellington’s famous purring sound by Silvio Bruinsma (Penguin, $20, 3+)

3 red, white and royal blue by Casey McQuiston (St Martins Press, $33, ages 15+)

4 How do I feel? : a dictionary of emotions for children by Rebecca Lipp and Craig Phillips (Tikitibu, $40, 5+)

5 Noisy Book by Soledad Bravi (Gecko Press, $25, 1+)

6 Skinny Dip: Poetry edited by Susan Paris & Kate De Goldi (Annual Ink, $30, 5+)

7 Brightest Night #5: Wings of Fire Graphix by Tui Sutherland (Scholastic, $22, 9+)

8 Kuwi & Friends: Maori Picture Dictionary by Kat Quin & Pania Papa (Illustrated Publishing, $35, all ages)

9 Inside the suitcase by Clotilde Perrin (Gecko Press, $33, 6+)

10 Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy Board Book by Lynley Dodd (Puffins, $16, 0-5)

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Colin L. Johnson