The Children’s Book Review | August 27, 2018
Best Selling Books for Kids
Nothing beats a good series when you have an avid reader on your hands! Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series’ were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Over the past month, the most popular kids series sold was Ginger Rue’s Aleca Zamm series. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features Dog Man from best selling author Dav Pilkey.
The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Kids Book Series
Written by Ginger Rue
Publisher’s Synopsis: Aleca Zamm, an ordinary ten-year-old with an extraordinary talent, finds a new friend and has to rescue her Aunt Zephyr from a teleportation crisis in this hilarious third novel in the Aleca Zamm chapter book series.
Aleca Zamm knows she’s not the only Wonder at school with a magical ability. Third grader Ford Kimble is a Wonder as well. Ford is able to see people as they used to be in the past and as they will be in the future. He can time travel! Well, sort of!
Aleca starts hanging out with Ford to discuss their magical abilities, which makes Aleca’s best friend, Maria, jealous. Aleca even forgot the first meeting of the Secret Pals Club, Maria and Aleca’s new idea for a club that performs secret good deeds for bullied kids!
Worse, Maria is onto Aleca’s secret of being a Wonder. She definitely suspects something, but Aleca has sworn to Aunt Zephyr that she won’t tell anyone about her magical ability. Plus, Aunt Zephyr’s ability to teleport is starting to deteriorate along with her age, and Aunt Zephyr’s about to throw in the towel on being a Wonder for good. Can Aleca and Ford figure out how to get Aunt Zephyr’s magical powers back? And can Aleca save her friendship with Maria while still keeping her magical powers a secret?
Ages 7-10 | Publisher: Aladdin | 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1481470667
Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
Publisher’s synopsis: The Dork Diaries series has more than 13 million copies in print worldwide!
Ages 9-13 | Publisher: Aladdin
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
Written and Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
Publisher’s Synopsis: New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it’s Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!
Ages 7-14 | Publisher: Graphix
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
Written by Dav Pilkey
Publisher’s Synopsis: Fourth-grade class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school — and now they’re going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is!
Read an excerpt of The Adventures of Captain Underpants (in full color!)
Ages 7-10 | Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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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