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Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015

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Best Selling Books for Kids

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store remains the same, it’s the wonderfully educational series The Adventures of Riley. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features mostly the same exciting updates as last month; James Dashner’s Maze Runner series and Kiera Cass’s The Selection series.

The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Kids Series Books

Adventures of RileyThe Adventures of Riley

By Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz

An award-winning, innovative 12-book series that captures the wonder of conservation through a blend of photography, illustration, fiction, and nonfiction.

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Scholastic

Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books
The Maze Runner Movie Tie-In Edition (Maze Runner, Book One) By James DashnerThe Maze Runner

By James Dashner

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

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

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

Divergent

By Veronica Roth

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 SelectionThe Selection 

By Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: HarperTeen

The Giver Quartet boxed set By Lois LowryThe Giver Quartet

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 GiverGathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. In addition, it includes a new and exclusive map of the Giver worldEnter 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

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.

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!

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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