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Classic children’s books price analysis: Amazon vs Australian retailers

Take a leaf out of your childhood favourites and discover the cheapest places to buy popular classic children's books from Amazon Australia and other Aussie retailers.

Do you remember the first time you found your golden ticket with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or maybe went wandering out the back of your wardrobe looking for Narnia? Did Dr. Seuss offer you Green Eggs and Ham? Pass on the classic adventures to your kids and enjoy the fun all over again. Now that Amazon Australia has launched in Australia, it's easier than ever to take a walk down memory lane with the literary favourites from your childhood. But is it the cheapest way to buy them?

To help you get more bang for your buck, we've searched a bunch of classic children's books and compared how much they'd cost if you were to buy them from Amazon Australia and other Aussie retailers including Book Depository, Booktopia, Dymocks and Angus & Robertson.

Book titleAmazon AustraliaBook DepositoryBooktopiaDymocksAngus & Robertson
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (paperback)$14.81$8.53$14.25$16.99$12.58
Green Eggs and Ham (hardcover)$14.44$11.90$13.95$18.99$14.92
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (hardcover)$12.75$14.82$26.25$25.95$12.74
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (paperback)$12.00$10.00$11.25$16.99$11.42

Prices are as checked on 5 Dec 2017 and may be subject to change. Prices include any discounts but exclude potential shipping charges and used products.

As you can see, although Amazon Australia sometimes offers the most competitive prices for these Children’s classics, it isn’t always the case. So make sure to shop around to get the most value for your money when shopping for books.

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