The Children’s Book Review | September 17, 2018
Best Selling Books for Kids
Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series’ were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Once again, the most popular kids series sold was the TouchThinkLearn series by Xavier Deneux (Chronicle Books). 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. Nothing beats a good series when you have an avid reader on your hands!
The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Kids Book Series
Written and Illustrated by Xavier Deneux
Publisher’s Synopsis: Featuring spreads with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cut-outs on their opposite page, this new TouchThinkLearn book offers the youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name—these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Related words on each spread offer parents and child a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.
Ages 2-4 | Publisher: Chronicle Books
Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
Written by Ann M. Martin
Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Publisher’s Synopsis:Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club! Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day.
Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novels by Ann M. Martin!
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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