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Best Kids Stories: April 2013

Best Selling Kids’ Books & New Releases

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 1, 2013

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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Hot New Releases

Some of the most coveted books that release this month …

SteamTrainDreamTrainSteam Train, Dream Train

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

Ages 4-8

SeptimusHeapBook7FyreSeptimus Heap, Book Seven: Fyre

By Angie Sage

Ages 8-12

BigNateGameOnBig Nate: Game On! 

By Lincoln Peirce

Ages 8-12

ThatIsNotAGoodIdeaThat Is Not a Good Idea!

By Mo Willems

Ages 4-8

TheDarkThe Dark 

By Lemony Snicket (Author); Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Ages 4-7

The Best Sellers

Picture Books
Exclamation MarkExclamation Mark 

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Ages 5-8


By Victoria Kann

Ages 4-8

This Is Not My Hat

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)

Middle Grade Books
The Care Of Keeping You 2The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book For Older Girls 

By Dr. Cara Natterson

Ages 10 and up

TheOneAndOnlyIvanThe One and Only Ivan 

By Katherine Applegate

Ages 8-12

I Funny: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson

Ages 9-12


By R.J. Palacio

Ages 8-12

LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia

By DK Publishing

Ages 6-12

Young Adult Books
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky

Ages 14 and up

The Fault in our Stars

By John Green

Ages 14-17


By Veronica Roth

Ages 14 and up

Looking for Alaska

By John Green

Ages 14-17

Insurgent (Divergent)

By Veronica Roth

Ages 14 and up

Series Books
TheBeautifulCreaturesThe Beautiful Creatures

By Kami Garcia

Ages 12 and up

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy

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

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

By Rick Riordan

Ages 10-14

Big Nate Flips OutBig Nate

By Lincoln Peirce

Ages 8-12

This information for the best selling books 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 for their full list.

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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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