Another “peculiar” week before Riordan’s latest hits shelves

Posted April 29, 2012 by 1 Comment

Once again, Ransom Riggs makes a peculiar play for the top spot with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but with a new Rick Riordan book coming out this week–The Serpent’s Shadow–you can bet it’ll steal away the spotlight, possibly giving Riordan three titles in the top ten!

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 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) 46
2 CHOMP, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf, $16.99.) Life gets wilder for a boy when his dad, an animal wrangler, takes a job with a reality-TV show. (Ages 10 to 14) 4
3 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) 15
4 NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (Harper/HarperCollins, $9.99.) Crime in the classroom? Nancy’s on the case. (Ages 7 to 10) 3
5 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) 29
6 THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Projects with plastic bricks. (Ages 7 and up) 24
7 THE FAME GAME, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $18.99.) Madison Parker has her own show; now she has to watch her back. (Ages 14 to 17) 3
8 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) 110
9 WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) A boy with a facial deformity enters the fifth grade at a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12) 5
10 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) 31

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One response to “Another “peculiar” week before Riordan’s latest hits shelves

  1. Love your blog! Every Monday, I take a look at the hot books being released that week, based on Barnes & Noble presales, in YA and adult fiction and general nonfiction. I noticed for this week, middle grade or YA novels account for 6 of the top 10 presale books!

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