Three heavy hitters debut on best sellers list

Finally we have some real news on the best sellers list, including a new no. 1. James Patterson’s latest (with Maxine Paetro), Confessions of a Murder Suspect, debuts in the top spot, while literary icon Terry Pratchett’s newest, Dodger, is at no. 3. What’s more, the sequel to Wildwood by Colin Meloy is out–Under Wildwood debuts at no. 8.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $19.99.) A girl seeking to bring her parents’ killer to justice disturbs family secrets. (Ages 12 to 17) 1
2 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) 6
3 DODGER, by Terry Pratchett. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) History and fantasy blend in the tale of a 17-year-old street urchin. (Ages 13 to 17) 1
4 INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) In this “Divergent” follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up) 22
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) 38
6 SECONDS AWAY, by Harlan Coben. (Putnam, $18.99.) Mickey Bolitar and his new friends find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery. (Ages 12 and up) 2
7 WONDER, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) A boy with a deformity enters a new school. (Ages 8 to 12) 27
8 UNDER WILDWOOD, by Colin Meloy. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $17.99.) This sequel to “Wildwood” offers a deeper look at a magical world. (Ages 9 to 12) 1
9 THE DEMIGOD DIARIES, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion/Disney, $12.99.) Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. (Ages 10 to 14) 7
10 THE RAVEN BOYS, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $18.99.) The daughter of a town psychic lives under a dark prophecy. (Ages 13 and up) 2
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