New middle/elementary-grade titles enter best sellers’ top 10

While there aren’t any major changes to the YA line-up, two titles for younger readers have entered this week’s top 10: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm; and One Crazy Summer – a National Book Award finalist — by Rita Williams-Garcia.

This Week    Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1   THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters old and new. (Ages 10 and up) 15
   
 
 
2   MOON OVER MANIFEST, by Clare Vanderpool. (Delacorte, $16.99.) In this Newbery winner, 12-year-old Abilene solves a mystery in Depression-era Kansas. (Ages 9 to 12) 2
     
 
3   THE GIFT, by James Patterson and Ned Rust. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) A sister and brother flex their new powers; a Witch and Wizard book. (Ages 10 and up) 6
     
4   THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet. (Ages 10 and up) 38
   
 

 

5   I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Members of another civilization live secretly among Earth-dwellers. (Ages 14 and up) 7
     
 
6   TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the agonies of middle school; a “Dork Diaries” book. (Ages 9 to 13) 27
     
7   TURTLE IN PARADISE, by Jennifer L. Holm. (Random House, $16.99.) An 11-year-old thrives after being sent to live with relatives in 1935 Key West. (Ages 8 to 10) 1
     
8   THE LYING GAME, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, $16.99.) A long-lost twin impersonates her dead sister to try to solve her murder. (Ages 14 and up) 5
     
9   MATCHED, by Ally Condie. (Dutton, $17.99.) In this dystopian romance, a girl rebels against a deterministic future society. (Ages 12 and up) 8
     
10   ONE CRAZY SUMMER, by Rita Williams-Garcia. (Amistad, $15.99.) Delphine and her sisters spend the summer of ’68 in Oakland with their estranged mother. (Ages 9 to 12) 1
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