Middle-grade Newbery winner enters top 10

Looks like a Newbery Award boosted numbers for Jack Gantos, whose MG book Dead End in Norvelt is at no. 6 this week. John Green still occupies the top spot with The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hunger Games is at the top of the series list for the bazillionth week. 🙂

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) 3
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) 17
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) 34
4 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) 98
5 THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Projects with plastic bricks. (Ages 7 and up) 13
6 DEAD END IN NORVELT, by Jack Gantos. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $15.99.) Typing obituaries for a neighbor lands Jack in a string of comic adventures; a 2012 Newbery winner. (Ages 10 to 14) 1
7 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) 18
8 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) 4
9 THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 and up) 64
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) 20

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