The Children’s Book Review | November 5, 2014
Best Selling Books for Kids
Once again, The Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series is our best selling kids series this month and offers wonderful selections for seasonal science and beyond. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features some exciting updates; such as James Dashner’s Maze Runner series and Lowis Lowry’s The Giver Quartet. You’ll also 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 world is filled with fascinating questions like—how do earthquakes start, and why are the ice caps melting? Find your answers to our world’s biggest mysteries on these pages.
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins
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 great seasonal or science books, peruse our Seasonal and Science book categories. 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!