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Best Kids Stories — February 2013

Best Selling Kids’ Books & New Releases

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 1, 2013

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review and the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

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Hot New Releases

Some of the most coveted books that release this month …

Big Nate Flips OutBig Nate Flips Out

By Lincoln Peirce

Ages 8-12


TheKissThe Kiss (Witch & Wizard)

By James Patterson

Ages 12-17


PeteTheCatPetesBigLunchPete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch

By James Dean

Ages 4-8


Pete The Cat Play BallPete the Cat: Play Ball!

By James Dean

Ages 4-8

The Care Of Keeping You 2The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book For Older Girls 

By Dr. Cara Natterson

Ages 10 and up


The Best Sellers

Picture Books
TheVeryFairyPrincessThe Very Fairy Princess

By Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton

Ages 3-6

This Is Not My Hat

By Jon Klassen

Ages 4-8

Llama Llama Time to Share

By Anna Dewdney

Ages 3-5

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

By Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

Ages 4-8

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

By Ian Falconer

(Ages 3-7)

Middle Grade Books
I Funny: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson

Ages 9-12

Nancy Clancy Secret AdmirerFancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer 

By Jane O’Connor

Ages 7-10

The LEGO Ideas Book

by Daniel Lipkowitz

(Ages 8-12)

“Who Could That Be at This Hour?”

By Lemony Snicket

Ages 9-12

Wonder

By R.J. Palacio

Ages 8-12

Young Adult Books
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky

Ages 14 and up

The Fault in our Stars

By John Green

(Ages 14-17)

Divergent

By Veronica Roth

(Ages 14 and up)

Looking for Alaska

By John Green

(Ages 14-17)

Insurgent (Divergent)

By Veronica Roth

Ages 14 and up

Series Books
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy

By Suzanne Collins

Ages 12 and up

Dork Diaries

By Rachel Renee Russell

Ages 9-12

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of BooksDiary of a Wimpy Kid

By Jeff Kinney

Ages 9 to 12

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

By Rick Riordan

Ages 10-14

Matched Trilogy

By Ally Condie

Ages 14-17

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 full list.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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