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Direct from general trade sales this is the Official UK Children's Top 10 best-selling books for the week ending Friday 18th May 2018.

Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans
Liz Pichon
The bestselling fully-illustrated Tom Gates series is back with a new book! This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world. MY VERY BIG PLAN:...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Midnight Gang
David Walliams

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Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe House with Chicken Legs
Sophie Anderson
May 2018 Debut of the Month | This sparkling debut weaves the captivating folklore of Baba Yaga with the thrills of a classic venturing-out-into-the-world quest, replete with primal conflicts, tantalising twists and an unforgettable protagonist that readers will truly root...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award Best Fiction for 5-12s 2013 and Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 January 2013...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Burning Maze
Rick Riordan
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gods and monsters, heroism and humour | The Burning Maze is book three in Riordan's The Trials of Apollo series, and the best yet. It opens with Apollo, trapped...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2018
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The Wizards of Once
Cressida Cowell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Winner of the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story Best-selling Cressida Cowell launches her new series with a title that will delight all fans of the How to Train Your...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
J.K. Rowling
This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moreover, at Hogwarts, he encounters "He Who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2007
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Gangsta Granny
David Walliams
Category Winner of The Red House Children's Book Award 2013 & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl, David Walliams has shown in his previous titles including Mr Stink...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Bad Dad
David Walliams
November 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a comic crime caper to delight dads and lads It's all about boys and their dads in David Walliams' new bestseller for children. Frank adores his dad and wants to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2017
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Awful Auntie
David Walliams
February 2016 Book of the Month Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie! Throughout her life, the dreadful aunt Alberta has squandered the family fortunes. Following...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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We know you love our recommendations - but sometimes you also want to see what the general British book Buyer is reading. So, we have created this category to show you the current Top 10 best selling books in the general book trade in the UK. All great books to read as demonstrated by their 'top books' status.

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This category of top books will be updated weekly (normally on a Wednesday) when the previous weeks figures have been published.


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