New releases provide a sales bump for established titles

Posted November 27, 2011 by 1 Comment

Wow, another mild week on the children’s best-seller lists. Ally Condie’s Matched is still doing well in its second week; Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why is back at no. 1 on the paperback list (possibly a bump from this week’s release of The Future of Us); and James Dashner’s The Maze Runner series is at no. 9 on the series list, possibly because he just announced a prequel called The Kill Order, set for release in August 2012.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 THE SON OF NEPTUNE, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion, $19.99.) The cast of characters expands; Book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus. (Ages 9 to 12) 6
2 EVERY THING ON IT, by Shel Silverstein. (Harper/HarperCollins, $19.99.) Poems and drawings by the author of “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” (Ages 9 to 12) 8
3 CROSSED, by Ally Condie. (Dutton, $17.99.) In this sequel to “Matched,” Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky. (Ages 14 and up) 2
4 THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Tips for taking the brick projects you have and making something new. (Ages 7 and up) 2
5 THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 and up) 54
6 THE OUTCASTS, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, $18.99.) New personae in the companion to the Ranger’s Apprentice series. (Ages 10 and up) 2
7 MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books, $17.99.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up) 23
8 LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Hannah Dolan and others. (DK, $18.99.) More than 300 minifigures. (Ages 7 and up) 7
9 DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK: AN ORIGAMI YODA BOOK, by Tom Angleberger. (Amulet, $12.95.) Origami Yoda to the rescue. (Ages 8 to 12) 12
10 WONDERSTRUCK, by Brian Selznick. (Scholastic, $29.99.) In alternating stories told in words and pictures, children look for loved ones. (Ages 9 to 12) 9

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One response to “New releases provide a sales bump for established titles

  1. What a very cool top 10!!! I love it. Crossed was an INCREDIBLE sequel to Matched and Rick Riordin is rocking the lists with his incredible books! My son is reading DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK: AN ORIGAMI YODA BOOK, by Tom Angleberger & Origami Yoda to the rescue and LOVING them both! thank you for posting this list. It is nice to see!!!

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