Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Boswell's bestselling titles for kids for 2016

My mind changes on how to sort out kids books all the time, but this morning I woke up and thought, "I've got to slice and dice this six different ways to make sense" so instead I'm just making a single list.

Boswell's Bestselling Kids Books of 2016
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling/John Tiffany/Jack Thorne
2. Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen
3. Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey
4. Masterminds V1, by Gordon Korman
5. Click, Clack, Surprise, by Doreen Cronin/Betsy Lewin
6. Two Friends, by Dean Robbins/Sean Qualls/Selina Alko
7. Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye V1, by Tania Del Rio/Will Staehle
8. The Book Thief tenth anniversary edition, by Markus Zusak
9. Hello?, by Liza Wiemer
10. Hollow Earth V1, by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
11. The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds
12. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom/Richard Scarry
13. Gertie's Leap to Greatness, by Kate Beasley
14. I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster 1937, by Lauren Tarshis
15. Masterminds V2: Criminal Destiny, by Gordon Korman
16. Gingerbread Christmas, by Jan Brett
17. One Plastic Bag, by Miranda Paul/Elizabeth Zunon
18. Keeper of the Lost Cities V1, by Shannon Messenger
19. The Secret Keepers, by Trenton Lee Stewart
20. Pax, by Sara Pennypacker/Jon Klassen
21. Duck for President, by Doreen Cronin/Betsy Lewin
22. Bad Kitty, Scaredy Cat, by Nick Bruel
23. Whose Hands Are These?, by Miranda Paul/Luciana Navarro Powell
24. Ungifted, by Gordon Korman
25. Bad Kitty for President, by Nick Bruel
26. I Took a Walk, by Henry Cole
27. Summerlost, by Ally Condie
28. Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts V5, by Tom Watson
29. When Winter Comes, by Nancy Van Laan/Susan Gaber
30. Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!, by Mike Lowery
31. Mighty Jack, by Ben Hatke
32. Booked, by Kwame Alexander
33. The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
34. Click, Clack Moo, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
35. The Story of Snow, by Mark Cassino
36. Will Wilder V1: The Relic of Perilous Falls, by Raymond Arroyo
37. The Thickety V1: The Path Begins, by J.A. White
38. The Reckoners V3: Calamity, by Brandon Sanderson
39. Sophie's Squash Go to School, by Pat Zietlow Miller/Anne Wilsdorf
40. Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet, by Nick Bruel
41. Water is Water, by Miranda Paul/Jason Chin
42. Seven Wonders V1: Colossus Rising, by Peter Lerangis
43. The Haters, by Jesse Andrews
44. Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Hat, by Marilyn Sadler/Eric Comstock
45. The Thickety V3: Well of Witches, by J.A. White
46. Because of Thursday, Patricia Polacco
47. Click, Clack, Peep, by Doreen Cronin/Betsy Lewin
48. Wing and Claw V1: Forest of Wonders, by Linda Sue Park
49. Ashes V3, by Laurie Halse Anderson
50. The Thank You Book, by Mo Willems
51. Diary of a Wimpy Kid V11: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney
52. A Is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara
53. Maybe a Fox, by Kathi Appelt/Alison McGhee
54. Chains V1, by Laurie Halse Anderson
55. A Study in Charlotte, by Brittany Cavallaro
56. Rump, by Liesl Shurtliff
57. 10 Little Ninjas, by Miranda Paul/Nate Wragg
58. The Mysterious Benedict Society V1, by Trenton Lee Stewart
59. Goodnight Moon board book, by Margaret Wise Brown/Clement Hurd
60. The Adventures of Captain Underpants V1, by Dav Pilkey

and now, the books from authors that don't have additional titles higher on the list do to sales at events:
68. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, by Levar Burton/Susan Schaefer Bernardo/Courtney Fletcher
71. Penguin's Christmas Wish, by Salina Yoon
74. Stories from Bug Garden, by Lisa Moser/Gwen Millward
75. Explore MKE, by Adam Carr
76. Ada Twist, Scientist, by Andrea Beaty/David Roberts
78. Rad Women Worldwide, by Kate Schatz
79. We Found a Hat, by Jon Klassen
82. The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown
85. The Snowy Day (paperback), by Ezra Jack Keats
88. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
89. Where's Addie?, by Donna Luber
91. Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? board book, by Bill Martin Jr/Lois Ehlert
93. The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, by Brian Farrey
94. The Body in the Woods V1, by April Henry
95. Behind You, by Jacqueline Woodson
98. The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book, by Eric Carle
99. Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier

It just sort of got repetitive, and I thought it was more intersting to see what was selling out of the bookstore, though I did include the top-selling title from school event authors like April Henry and Salina Yoon, who had great school events but didn't make the top 60.

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