The Children’s Book Review | June 17, 2015
Best Selling Books for Kids
This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is Anthony Horowitz’s ALEX RIDER, a collection of spy novels for young adult readers. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
Written by Anthony Horowitz
Wikipedia: Alex Rider is a series of spy novels by British author Anthony Horowitz about a 14–15-year-old spy named Alex Rider. The series is aimed primarily at young adults. The series comprises ten novels, as well as four graphic novels, three short stories and a supplementary book.
Ages 12+ | Publisher: Puffin Books
Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
Written by Ransom Riggs
Publisher’s Synopsis: It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.
Ages 12-17 | Quirk Books
Written by J. K. Rowling
The Harry Potter series has been hailed as “one for the ages” by Stephen King and “a spellbinding saga’ by USA Today. And most recently, The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the “fastest selling book in history.”
Ages 10 and up | Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Two heads are better than one, except when they’re crashing into each other! But that won’t prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching great ideas for fun.
Nate Wright is a wisecracking 11-year-old who knows he’s destined for greatness. Nate is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip that made its debut in 1991. Nate’s a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s often in hot water with his teachers and classmates, but Nate’s winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.
Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
By Lois Lowry
Now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton Thwaites
This boxed set includes the complete Newbery Medal–winning Giver Quartet series: The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. In addition, it includes a new and exclusive map of the Giver world. Enter this dystopian, futuristic world through all four of these refreshed hardcovers on a page-turning dystopian journey that concludes the masterpiece The Giver started twenty years ago.
Ages 12+ | Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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
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.
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