The Children’s Book Review | August 10, 2014
Best Selling Books for Kids
This month we have a blast from the past on top of The Children’s Book Review’s best selling kids series list. Who remembers the Mr. Men and Little Miss books? 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 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; plus Bloodlines from Richelle Mead.
The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Kids Series Books
By Roger Hargreaves
Synopsis: They’re back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you’ve ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters and a small take-along format, Mr. Men andLittle Miss books are easy enough for young readers, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all. Also check your local listings to view the Mr. Men & Little Miss TV show.
Ages 5 and up | Publisher: Price Stern Sloan
Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
Publisher’s Synopsis: Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
Ages 12 and up | Razorbill
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
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
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
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.
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!