New York Times Chapter Books Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 1

There are 77 books in the New York Times Chapter Books Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Fault In Our Stars

Weeks on the list: 46

by: John Green
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer.

2. The Son Of Neptune

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 04, 2011
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The cast of characters expands; Book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus.

3. Wonder

Weeks on the list: 38

by: R.J. Palacio
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A boy with a facial deformity starts school.

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Weeks on the list: 36

by: Ransom Riggs Cass ra Jean
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs.

5. Insurgent

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Veronica Roth
Release date: May 01, 2012
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A faction war looms in this “Divergent” follow-up.

6. The Lego Ideas Book

Weeks on the list: 27

by: Daniel Lipkowitz
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Tips for taking the brick projects you have and making something new.

7. The Invention Of Hugo Cabret

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Brian Selznick
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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A novel “in words and pictures”; an orphaned thief must decipher his father’s last message.

8. Middle School: Get Me Out Of Here!

Weeks on the list: 18

by: James Patterson Chris Tebbetts
Release date: May 07, 2012
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Rafe’s back.

9. Lincoln’s Last Days

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Bill O’Reilly Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
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An account of the 16th president’s assassination.

10. Chomp

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Carl Hiaasen
Release date: Mar 12, 2013
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Life gets wilder for an animal wrangler’s son.

11. Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Hannah Dolan others
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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More than 300 minifigures.

12. The Demigod Diaries

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Aug 14, 2012
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Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books.

13. Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Jane O’Connor
Release date: May 24, 2011
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Fancy Nancy sleeps under the stars.

14. The Lost Hero

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Jan 25, 2012
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A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters old and new.

15. Wonderstruck

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Brian Selznick
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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In alternating stories told in words and pictures, children look for loved ones.

16. Between The Lines

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jodi Picoult Samantha van Leer
Release date: Jun 26, 2012
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A girl crosses the border between reality and fantasy.

17. Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Claire Sipi
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Information about minifigures, vehicles and weapons.

18. ‘Who Could That Be At This Hour?’

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lemony Snicket
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
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Tween Lemony’s secret-society apprenticeship.

19. Dead End In Norvelt

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Jack Gantos
Release date: Sep 13, 2011
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Typing obituaries for a neighbor lands Jack in a string of comic adventures; a 2012 Newbery winner.

20. Michael Vey: Rise Of The Elgen

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Richard Paul Evans
Release date: Aug 14, 2012
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A quest to save Michael’s mother.

21. Every Thing On It

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Shel Silverstein
Release date: Sep 20, 2011
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Poems and drawings by the author of “Where the Sidewalk Ends.”

22. Through My Eyes

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Tim Tebow Nathan Whitaker
Release date: May 31, 2011
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The Broncos quarterback chronicles his personal and professional course.

23. The Golden Lily

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Richelle Mead
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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An alchemist and a Moroi princess guard secrets; “Bloodlines” series, Book 2.

24. Confessions Of A Murder Suspect

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Sep 24, 2012
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A girl seeking to bring her parents’ killer to justice disturbs family secrets.

25. The Throne Of Fire

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: May 03, 2011
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The Kanes seek the sun god, Ra; Book 2 of the Kane Chronicles.

26. Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Chris Tebbetts
Release date: Jun 27, 2011
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Rafe breaks every rule in the book.

27. Crossed

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Ally Condie
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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In this sequel to “Matched,” Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky.

28. Justin Bieber, Just Getting Started

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Justin Bieber
Release date: Sep 13, 2012
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The pop star tells his own story.

29. Lego Batman

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Daniel Lipkowitz
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A visual dictionary of the superhero, his foes, their weapons and vehicles, and more.

30. Seeds Of Rebellion

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Br on Mull
Release date: Mar 13, 2012
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A boy finds himself itching to return to Lyrian; Book 2 of the Beyonders.

Last updated on December 8, 2021