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Best Kids Stories – October, 2012

Best Selling Kids’ Books & New Releases

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2012

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


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The most coveted books that release this month:

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

This Is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen

(Ages 4-8)

Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All

by Rachel Renee Russell

(Ages 9-12)

Let’s Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

(Ages 3-7)

LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia

by DK Publishing

(Ages 6-12)


The best selling children’s books this month:


Llama Llama Time to Share

by Anna Dewdney

(Ages 3-5)

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

by Ian Falconer

(Ages 3-7)

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

(Ages 3-7)

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin

(Ages 4-7)

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

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

(Ages 4-8)


Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

by Bill O’Reilly

(Ages 10-15)


by Tim Green

(Ages 9-12)

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 10-14)

Insurgent (Divergent)

by Veronica Roth

(Ages 14 and up)

The Fault in our Stars

by John Green

(Ages 14-17)




by Veronica Roth

(Ages 14 and up)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

(Ages 14 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

(Ages 12 and up)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

(Ages 12 and up)



Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Dork Diaries

by Rachel Renee Russell

(Ages 9-12)

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

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)Percy Jackson and the Olympians

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

The 39 Clues 

by Various Authors

(Ages 8-12)

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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