John Green, Beth Revis join this week’s top ten list

Posted January 22, 2012 by 1 Comment

It should come as no surprise that this week’s top spot belongs to the much-anticipated and lauded The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. (Read our review.) By all accounts, it’s an amazing book. Also debuting in the top ten is Beth Revis’s A Million Suns, the follow-up to Across the Universe.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 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) 1
2 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) 15
3 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) 32
4 THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Projects with plastic bricks. (Ages 7 and up) 11
5 THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, by Brian Selznick. (Scholastic, $22.99.) An orphan thief must decipher his father’s last message. (Ages 9 to 12) 96
6 CLOCKWORK PRINCE, by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry, $19.99.) Book 2 of the Infernal Devices, a sequel to “Clockwork Angel.” (Ages 14 and up) 6
7 THROUGH MY EYES, by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker. (Zondervan, $16.99.) The quarterback’s journey, rooted in his Christian faith. (Ages 7 to 12) 2
8 THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 and up) 62
9 WONDERSTRUCK, by Brian Selznick. (Scholastic, $29.99.) In alternating stories told in words and pictures, children look for loved ones. (Ages 9 to 12) 18
10 A MILLION SUNS, by Beth Revis. (Razorbill, $17.99.) Elder and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on the spaceship Godspeed. (Ages 12 and up) 1
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