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Best Selling Kids’ Series | September 2016

The Children’s Book Review | September 15, 2016

Best Selling Books for Kids

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is J.K. Rowling’s famously famous Harry Potter series. 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


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

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

The Land of Stories- An Author's OdysseyThe Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey

Written by Chris Colfer

Publisher’s Synopsis: The fifth book in Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!

In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man’s literary army is inside his own short stories! 

When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner’s imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man’s reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

Ages 9-12 | Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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

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

PercyJacksonBoxSetPercy Jackson and the Olympians

Written by Rick Riordan

Publisher’s Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

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.

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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