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01st Oct 2022

The most popular children’s books in Ireland have been revealed

Kat O'Connor

Alice in Wonderland has claimed the top spot.

The most popular children’s books in Ireland have been revealed.

Research by My 1st Years has revealed the most popular bedtime stories for children around the world.

The analysis revealed Alice in Wonderland as the children’s book that parents are picking up the most, with more than 587,000 searches for Lewis Carroll’s whimsical story.

First published in 1865, the book is one of the best-known books of the Victorian era, and one that has maintained its popularity ever since its release.

Closer to home, Irish parents are reaching for the classic Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman came in second place, followed by Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon was fourth. And Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll came in fifth place.

Speaking about their findings, Gareth Chadwick, Head of Marketing at My 1st Years said:

“Children will often have a favourite story that they want to hear again and again.

“Parents will often also have a trusty book that they enjoy reading to their child.”

“It may be no surprise that Alice in Wonderland has been revealed as the most popular.

“The fantasy land of Wonderland allowing a child’s imagination to truly run free.

Did your child’s favourite book make the top 5?