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Best Selling Kids Series | December 2015

The Children’s Book Review | December 5, 2015

Best Selling Books for Kids

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store, First 100, is a great series for babies and toddlers ready to absorb information about the world around them. 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: James Dashner’s Maze Runner series and Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

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

First 100 AnimalsFirst 100

By Roger Priddy

Innovative and imaginative titles for children, from first books for babies through early reference titles for older children.

Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Priddy Books

Nationwide Best Selling Kids Series Books

MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarPeopleMiss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Written by Ransom Riggs

Publisher’s Synopsis: It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

Ages 12-17 | Quirk Books

Harry Potter

Written by J. K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series has been hailed as “one for the ages” by Stephen King and “a spellbinding saga’ by USA Today. And most recently, The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the “fastest selling book in history.”

Ages 10 and up | Publisher: Arthur A. Levine 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

Isle of the LostThe Descendants

Written by Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher’s Synopsis: Evil tree. Bad Apple?

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost–a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world.

Ages 9-12 | Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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

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!

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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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