The Children’s Book Review | July 5, 2014
Best Selling Books for Kids
Thanks to World Cup Soccer, the new Magic Tree House book, Soccer on Sunday, has the series on top of The Children’s Book Review’s best selling kids series list. And the list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features the recent Spirit Animals series from Scholastic and the same popular dystopian thriller series as last month from the likes of Veronica Roth and Suzanne Collins, and the relatable Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney.
The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Kids Series Books
Magic Tree House
Publisher’s synopsis: The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the “Core Curriculum.” With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here!
Ages 7-10 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
Publisher’s synopsis: In the world of Erdas, every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal. This rare bond can unlock incredible power. A dark force has risen from the past, and now the fate of Erdas depends on four brave kids . . . and on you.
Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Scholastic
The Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. A girl must prove her mettle in a dystopia divided into five factions.
Ages 14 and up | Publisher: HarperCollins
Hunger Games Trilogy
The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Gamestrilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!
Ages 12 and up | Publisher: Scholastic
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By Jeff Kinney
An exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to.
Ages 9 to 12 | Publisher: Amulet Books
The Mortal Instruments
Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print
Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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 most current and up-to-date list.
For more Magic Tree House books, follow our Magic Tree House tag. Also, check out our picks for the best kids series with releases in 2013, as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children’s Book Review. Nothing beats a good series when you have an avid reader on your hands!
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