May has definitely been Veronica Roth’s month. Insurgent continues to occupy the top spot on this week’s best sellers list, while the paperback of the first book in the series, Divergent, also remains in the top spot. Check the children’s series list, and you’ll find Roth’s books on top of that, too.
Plus, Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series has now been the #1 best selling series for an entire year! It holds strong following the release of City of Fallen Angels.
|This Week||Children’s Chapter Books||Weeks on List|
|1||INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A faction war looms in this “Divergent” follow-up. (Ages 14 and up)||3|
|2||MIDDLE SCHOOL: GET ME OUT OF HERE!, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Seventh grade is more competitive than expected. (Ages 8 to 12)||2|
|3||THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Dutton, $17.99.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)||19|
|4||MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books, $17.99.) A mysterious orphanage. (Ages 12 and up)||50|
|5||NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (Harper/HarperCollins, $9.99.) Crime in the classroom? Nancy’s on the case. (Ages 7 to 10)||7|
|6||RAILSEA, by China Miéville. (Del Rey, $18.) An obsessive pursuit in a strange world of endless train lines. (Ages 12 to 17)||1|
|7||THE SON OF NEPTUNE, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $19.99.) The cast of characters expands; Book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus. (Ages 9 to 12)||33|
|8||THE INVADERS, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, $18.99.) The Herons must recover a sacred artifact. Brotherband Chronicles Book 2. (Ages 10 to 14)||3|
|9||WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) A boy with a facial deformity enters the fifth grade at a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)||9|
|10||GAME CHANGERS, by Mike Lupica. (Scholastic Press, $16.99.) A boy wants to be quarterback, but the coach’s son stands in his way. (Ages 8 to 12)||1|