Each year, Australian kids, parents, teachers, librarians and book lovers have their say about which children’s books and authors they love to read. It is a true reflection of what Australian kids read, featuring a mix of classics, middle-grade, picture books and YA.

So without further ado, the 2021 top spot goes to … drumroll please … Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling! Since its publication nearly 25 years ago, this magical series has been beloved by both children and adults alike, and now it’s found its place with the next generation of young readers. . .

Some other noteworthy observations:

  • 7 of the top 10 books are written by women
  • 11 books are part of a series
  • 16 of the authors are Australian, and they account for 21 of the books on the list!

Full list here