The Children’s Book Review | January 5, 2015
Best Selling Books for Kids
There are no changes this month to our best selling kids series list. The Marvel Heroes of Reading line of early readers remains the best selling series from our affiliate store. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features the same exciting updates as last month; featuring James Dashner’s Maze Runner series and Lowis Lowry’s The Giver Quartet. And you’ll still see some of the mainstay and popular series from the likes of Veronica Roth and Jeff Kinney.
The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Kids Series Books
The Marvel Heroes of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers, specifically boys, books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love. The series is broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favorite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. In reading this series, boys will prefect their own power to read.
Ages 5-6 | Marvel Press
Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
The #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster! Also look for James Dashner’s newest novels, The Eye of Minds andThe Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series.
Ages 12+ | Publisher: Delacorte Press
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
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
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
By Rick Riordan
Publisher’s Synopsis: A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods – the adventures have just begun! In this new five-book series, expect to see your old friends from the Percy Jackson books along with a great new cast of main characters, as the heroes of Camp Half-Blood embark on their most dangerous challenge yet.
Ages 10-14 | Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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.
If you’d like to discover more early reader books like The Marvel Heroes of Reading line, peruse our Early Readers book category. For more great kids series, check out our articles tagged with Kids Series Books. Nothing beats a good series when you have an avid reader on your hands!