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Best Selling Kids Series | April 2016

The Children’s Book Review | April 5, 2015

Best Selling Books for Kids

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store Captain No Beard, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman, is an imaginative picture book series loved by all. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

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

Captain No Beard CoverCaptain No Beard

Written by Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire

Captain No Beard and his pirate ship The Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbit the floppy frog. Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! Captain No Beard – An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life named to Kirkus Reviews’ BEST OF 2012 for Children’s Indie Books, and garnered the star of remarkable merit! “Roman charms with an imaginative,whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates.” Kirkus Review

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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

Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike by Lincoln PierceBig Nate

By Lincoln Peirce

Two heads are better than one, except when they’re crashing into each other! But that won’t prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching great ideas for fun.

Nate Wright is a wisecracking 11-year-old who knows he’s destined for greatness. Nate is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip that made its debut in 1991. Nate’s a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s often in hot water with his teachers and classmates, but Nate’s winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing


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

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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