Middle-grade title enters this week’s top 10 list

Posted February 12, 2012 by 0 Comments

The Real John Green still leads the best sellers’ pack with his latest, The Fault in Our Stars. The only newcomer to this week’s list is a middle-grade title, Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai at number 10. Neither the paperback nor series lists have any major changes, either.

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) 4
2 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) 99
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) 35
4 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) 18
5 THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Projects with plastic bricks. (Ages 7 and up) 14
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) 2
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) 5
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) 65
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) 21
10 INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN, by Thanhha Lai. (Harper/HarperCollins, $15.99.) At the age of 10, Hà flees Saigon with her family, and they board a ship headed toward hope, in America. (Ages 8 to 12) 1
Divider

Posted in: Best Sellers List Tags:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.