It probably comes as no surprise to children and parents alike, that Dog Man and Dav Pilkey reign supreme in the popularity ranks! So, in favour of some balance, we’ve compiled Dog Man and added in more titles from the top 30 of children’s books. Because while it’s good to stick with a good thing, variety is the spice of life!
The Top Seven (Dog Man) titles are:
- Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey.
- Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey.
- Cat Kid Comic Club (ok, admittedly not exactly Dog Man, sorry team), by Dav Pilkey.
- For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey.
- Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey.
- Mothering Heights, by Dav Pilkey.
- Grime and Punishment, by Dav Pilkey.
Dog Man is a comedic graphic novel series about a dog headed cop protecting the city with his friends.
Coming in at number eight…
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball, by Jeff Kinney.
An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Other honourable mentions from the top 30 that are not Dog Man include:
The World’s Worst Parents, by David Walliams.
Are you ready to meet the worst parents ever? Sure, some parents are embarrassing – but they’re NOTHING on this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter.
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, by Jeff Kinney.
Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive?
The Grinny Granny Donkey, by Craig Smith.
Grinny Granny Donkey likes to dunk biscuits in her tea, fall asleep in the sun, play her banjo, and cuddle up to her pint-sized granddaughter, Dinky . . . and she has a tendency to lose her false teeth! She’s a clinky-clanky, dunky-drinky … you know how it goes … grinny granny donkey!
Karen’s Roller Skates, by Katy Farina.
It’s going to be a great weekend! Karen has new roller skates and is a very good skater. She’s looking forward to trying some new tricks. But, oh no! Karen falls down and has to go to the hospital. Her wrist is broken! Karen is determined to get everyone she knows — plus someone famous — to sign her cast.
The Sewer Rat Stink, by Geronimo Stilton.
Geronimo and his friend Hercule Poirat venture into the sewers to find the origin of the horrible stink that’s driving all the mice away from New Mouse City–and learn an important lesson about recycling.
The 130 Storey Treehouse, by Terry Denton.
Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels to their treehouse and now it’s even more out of this world than before! There’s a soap bubble blaster, a GRABINATOR (it can grab anything from anywhere at any time), a time-wasting level, a toilet paper factory (because you can never have too much toilet paper), a room full of mechanical grandparents…
Code Name Bananas, by David Walliams.
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla. With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude. Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot…
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