Stiefvater, Bray debuts hit the best sellers list

Forgive my editorializing, but there’s something wrong when Justin Bieber’s book ranks higher than debuts from such YA powerhouses as Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Boys, no. 8) and Libba Bray (The Diviners, no. 10). Yes, yes, I’m happy people are reading no matter what the subject matter, but please do yourselves a favor and check out some fantastic new fiction!

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks on List
1 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) 5
2 UNSTOPPABLE, by Tim Green. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) A foster child in a cruel home dreams of playing in the N.F.L. (Ages 9 to 12) 1
3 SECONDS AWAY, by Harlan Coben. (Putnam, $18.99.) Mickey Bolitar and his new friends find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery. (Ages 12 and up) 1
4 JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED, by Justin Bieber. (Harper/HarperCollins, $21.99.) The pop star tells his own story in words and pictures. (Ages 10 and up) 2
5 INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, $17.99.) In this “Divergent” follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up) 21
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) 37
7 THE DEMIGOD DIARIES, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion/Disney, $12.99.) Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. (Ages 10 to 14) 6
8 THE RAVEN BOYS, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $18.99.) The daughter of a town psychic lives under a dark prophecy. (Ages 13 and up) 1
9 TILT, by Ellen Hopkins. (Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99.) Three teenagers cling to the remnants of their secure and familiar world even as the ground shifts under their feet. (Ages 14 and up) 2
10 THE DIVINERS, by Libba Bray. (Little, Brown, $19.99.) In 1920s New York, a girl’s supernatural power only brings her trouble. (Ages 14 and up) 1

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