Neal Shusterman & David Levithan land on top

There are a few interesting shifts on this week’s best sellers list. First, Bill O’Reilly’s account of President Lincoln’s assassination, Lincoln’s Last Days, tops the list this week. There are also two notable debuts: Unwholly by Neal Shusterman at no. 2 and Every Day by David Levithan at no. 9. I’ll admit, I’m a little shocked that a historical account by a political commentator beat out a new Levithan novel. We’ll see if remains true for a second week.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS, by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. (Holt, $19.99.) An account of the 16th president’s assassination. (Ages 10 to 15) 2
2 UNWHOLLY, by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster, $17.99.) Rebels struggle in a society that rids itself of troublesome teenagers in this sequel to “Unwind.” (Ages 12 to 17) 1
3 THE DEMIGOD DIARIES, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion/Disney, $12.99.) Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. (Ages 10 to 14) 3
4 INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) In this “Divergent” follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up) 18
5 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) 34
6 SURVIVORS: THE EMPTY CITY, by Erin Hunter. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Lucky has always been a lone dog, but he must learn a new way when his world is turned upside down. (Ages 10 to 18) 2
7 MICHAEL VEY: RISE OF THE ELGEN, by Richard Paul Evans. (Mercury Ink/Simon Pulse, $17.99.) A quest to save Michael’s mother. (Ages 12 to 17) 3
8 WONDER, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) A boy with a deformity enters a new school. (Ages 8 to 12) 24
9 EVERY DAY, by David Levithan. (Knopf, $16.99.) A teenager who wakes up in a different body every day finds love. (Ages 14 to 18) 1
10 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) 17
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