Australia’s most borrowed children’s books


We’ve looked at the most popular borrowed books in Australia so far for novels and non-fiction, and now it’s time to list the most borrowed children’s books. You’ll find some classic picture books and well as recent fan favourites.

To start with, here are the favourite borrowed picture books:

1 Colours (2012) Sterling Publishing
2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969) Eric Carle
3 The Wrong Book (2010) Nick Bland
4 Are We There Yet? (2004) Alison Lester
5 Too Many Elephants In The House (2012) Ursula Dubosarsky
6 Big Book Of Brick Trucks (2015) Amanda Brack
7 Where The Wild Things Are (1963) Maurice Sendak
8 Playschool: More Nursery Rhyme Favourites (2005) ABC
9 Spot’s Easter Surprise (2007) Eric Hill
10 Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy (1983) Lynley Dodd

Here are the most borrowed titles for younger readers with a mix of Minecraft, Andy Griffiths and more!

1 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009) Jeff Kinney
2 Thea Stilton And The Journey To The Lion’s Den (2013) Geronimo Stilton
3 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011) Jeff Kinney
4 Minecraft: Construction Handbook (2014) Scholastic
5 The Cat, The Rat And The Baseball Bat (2013) Andy Griffiths
6 Minecraft: Redstone Handbook (2014) Scholastic
7 The 13 Storey Treehouse (2011) Andy Griffiths
8 Ed And Ted And Ted’s Dog Fred (2013) Andy Griffiths
9 The Fast And The Frozen (2014) Geronimo Stilton
10 Treasure Island (2014) Geronimo Stilton

Here are the most borrowed Young Adult novels:

Rank Title Author
1 Divergent (2011) Victoria Roth
2 The Hunger Games (2008) Suzanne Collins
3 The Maze Runner (2009) James Dashner
4 Allegiant (2013) Veronica Roth
5 Insurgent (2012) Veronica Roth
6 Mockingjay (2010) Suzanne Collins
7 Catching Fire (2009) Suzanne Collins
8 The Fault In Our Stars (2012) John Green
9 The Scorch Trials (2010) James Dashner
10 The Death Cure (2011) James Dashner