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May 2012: Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 7, 2012

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.


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The most coveted books that release this month:

The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Theodore Boone: The Accused

by John Grisham

(Ages 8-12)

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin

(Ages 4-7)

The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

by Michael Scott

(Ages 12-17)

Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go…

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-12)


The best selling children’s books this month:


The Art of Miss Chew

by Patricia Polacco

(Ages 5-8)

I Want My Hat Back

by Jon Klassen

(Ages 4-8)

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

(Ages 4-8)

Press Here

by Herve Tullet

(Ages 4-8)

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

by Jane O’Connor

(Ages 4-7)


The Fault in our Stars

by John Green

(Ages 14-17)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

(Ages 12 and up)

Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Two: The Son of Neptune

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

The LEGO Ideas Book

by Daniel Lipkowitz

(Ages 8-12)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick

(Ages 9-12)




by Veronica Roth

(Ages 14 and up)


by Ally Condie

(Ages 12 and up)

Between Shades of Gray

by Ruta Sepetys

(Ages 12 and up)

The Red Pyramid

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 10 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)



Trylle Trilogy

by Amanda Hocking

(Ages 12 and up)

Big Nate

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-12)

by Rick Riordan

P(Ages 9 to 12)

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of BooksDiary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

This information was gathered from the New York Times Best Sellers list, which reflects the sales of books from books sold nationwide, including independent and chain stores. It is correct at the time of publication and presented in random order. Visit: www.nytimes.com.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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