Bray’s Beauty Queens takes the stage at no. 9

Libba Bray’s latest, Beauty Queens (read our review), is charming readers and find itself in the no. 9 spot this week. Veronica Roth’s dystopian hit Divergent is also in its fourth week in the top 10. Congrats to both!

This Week    Children’s Chapter Books Weeks
on List
1   THE THRONE OF FIRE, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) The Kanes seek the sun god, Ra; Book 2 of the Kane Chronicles. (Ages 10 and up) 4
     
 
2   WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, by Sarah Dessen. (Viking, $19.99.) A girl rediscovers herself after her parents’ bitter divorce. (Ages 12 and up) 3
     
 
3   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) 56
     
 
4   THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 and up) 33
     
 
5   TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Further reflections of Nikki Maxwell. (Ages 9 to 13) 41
     
 
6   DORK DIARIES, written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Tales of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety. (Ages 9 to 13) 41
     
 
7   THE TWILIGHT SAGA: THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, $24.99.) A definitive guide to all things “Twilight.” (Ages 12 and up) 7
     
 
8   DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A girl must prove her mettle in a dystopia split into five factions. (Ages 14 and up) 4
     
 
9   BEAUTY QUEENS, by Libba Bray. (Scholastic, $18.99.) A plane full of pageant contestants crashes on a small tropical island. (Ages 13 and up) 1
     
 
10   I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Members of another civilization live secretly among Earth-dwellers. (Ages 14 and up) 20

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