Three newcomers take top spots on best sellers list

Posted May 13, 2012 by 0 Comments

Ohhh, we have three new entrants occupying the top three spots on this week’s list. The first is Insurgent by Veronica Roth, the follow-up to Divergent. This is next on my TBR list. The second newbie is Bitterblue, the sequel to Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I’m hearing good things about it. The third newcomer is a middle-grade title, The Invaders, by John Flanagan. It’s the second book in the Brotherband Chronicles.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A faction war looms in this “Divergent” follow-up. (Ages 14 and up) 1
2 BITTERBLUE, by Kristin Cashore. (Dial, $19.99.) In this “Graceling” sequel, Bitterblue is queen, but her father’s violent influence lives on. (Ages 14 and up) 1
3 THE INVADERS, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, $18.99.) A sacred artifact is stolen under the Herons’ watch. Now they must get it back. Book 2 of the Brotherband Chronicles. (Ages 10 to 14) 1
4 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) 48
5 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) 17
6 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) 5
7 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) 31
8 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) 6
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) 7
10 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) 112
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