Tons of new titles on best sellers lists

Happy to report that the best sellers list is once again buzzing with new titles! Rick Riordan’s latest debuted last week–The Demigod Diaries sits in the top spot. Political commentator Bill O’Reilly has branched out into kid lit with his book, Lincoln’s Last Days. Christian writer Richard Paul Evans also has a book on the list, Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen at number three. Then at number four is another first-timer, Survivors: The Empty City by Erin Hunter. In the eighth spot is Shannon Hale’s latest, Princess Academy: Palace of Stone. Phew! Quite a prolific week!

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 THE DEMIGOD DIARIES, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion/Disney, $12.99.) Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. (Ages 10 to 14) 2
2 LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS, by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. (Holt, $19.99.) An account of the 16th president’s assassination. (Ages 10 to 15) 1
3 MICHAEL VEY: RISE OF THE ELGEN, by Richard Paul Evans. (Mercury Ink/Simon Pulse, $17.99.) A quest to save Michael’s mother. (Ages 12 to 17) 2
4 SURVIVORS: THE EMPTY CITY, by Erin Hunter. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Lucky has always been a lone dog, but he must learn a new way when his world is turned upside down. (Ages 10 to 18) 1
5 INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) In this “Divergent” follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up) 17
6 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) 33
7 WONDER, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) A boy with a deformity enters a new school. (Ages 8 to 12) 23
8 PRINCESS ACADEMY: PALACE OF STONE, by Shannon Hale. (Bloomsbury, $16.99.) In this book that picks up where “Princess Academy” left off, a mountain girl moves to the city. (Ages 10 to 15) 1
9 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) 47
10 MIDDLE SCHOOL: GET ME OUT OF HERE!, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Seventh grade is more competitive than expected. (Ages 8 to 12) 16

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