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May Aotearoa Children’s Junior Fiction and Young Adult Bestseller List

Storylines and Kete Books have launched a new monthly bestseller list to help showcase and promote the excellent junior and young adult fiction books written and published in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Created with data collected by Nielsen BookScan, the new list focuses on New Zealand junior fiction, young adult fiction and children’s graphic novels. This second edition of the list features the ten best-selling titles in these categories for May 2023.

Children of the Rush by James Russell, The Sparrow by Tessa Duder and Shyla, the Snowy Brumby by Kelly Wilson & Nina Sutherland take out the top three spots for May 2023.

Children of the Rush climbs from number three in April to number one in May, while The Sparrow finds its new home at number two. Shyla, the Snowy Brumby remains in the top three and Spark Hunter by Sonya Wilson enters the rankings at number ten.

View the May Aotearoa Children’s Junior Fiction and Young Adult Bestseller List here.

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