New York Times Children’s Series Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 1

There are 50 books in the New York Times Children’s Series Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Weeks on the list: 53

by: Jeff Kinney
Release date: Oct 26, 2021
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The travails and challenges of adolescence.

2. The Hunger Games

Weeks on the list: 53

by: Suzanne Collins
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV.

3. Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Weeks on the list: 43

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Jun 03, 2014
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A boy battles mythological monsters.

4. The Maze Runner

Weeks on the list: 38

by: James Dashner
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Teenagers remember nothing of their past.

5. Dork Diaries

Weeks on the list: 37

by: Rachel Renée Russell
Release date: Jun 02, 2009
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Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety.

6. Big Nate

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Lincoln Peirce
Release date: Oct 19, 2010
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Where Nate goes, trouble is sure to follow.

7. Kane Chronicles

Weeks on the list: 22

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: May 01, 2012
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Ancient gods are unleashed, but the Kanes have power, too.

8. Inheritance

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Christopher Paolini
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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A teenager and his dragon learn the secrets of a fantasy world.

9. The Mortal Instruments

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Cass ra Clare
Release date: Mar 24, 2009
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A girl battles the forces of darkness.

10. The Twilight Saga

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Stephenie Meyer
Release date: Nov 20, 2008
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Vampires and werewolves in high school.

11. Magic Tree House

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Mary Pope Osborne.
Release date: Jan 01, 2001
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Children travel in time.

12. Pretty Little Liars

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Sara Shepard
Release date: Jun 01, 2008
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Four girls less perfect than they seem.

13. The 39 Clues

Weeks on the list: 13

by: various authors
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A brother and sister travel the world in search of the key to their family’s power.

14. Fallen

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Lauren Kate
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Thwarted love among misfits at a Savannah, Ga., boarding school.

15. Origami Yoda

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Tom Angleberger
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
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A middle school student captures attention when he creates a sagacious finger-puppet Yoda.

16. Captain Underpants

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Dav Pilkey
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Boys and their principal fight evil.

17. Harry Potter

Weeks on the list: 12

by: J.K. Rowling
Release date: Oct 26, 2021
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A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.

18. House Of Night

Weeks on the list: 11

by: PC Cast Kristin Cast
Release date: Sep 23, 2008
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Vampires in school.

19. Heroes Of Olympus

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 02, 2012
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A new generation of demigods embarks on adventures.

20. Theodore Boone

Weeks on the list: 8

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The adventures of a kid lawyer.

21. Giver Quartet

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lois Lowry
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Exploring human connections in a postapocalyptic world.

22. I Am Number Four

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Pittacus Lore
Release date: Aug 03, 2010
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Unbeknowst to Earth dwellers, members of another civilization live among them.

23. Warriors

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Erin Hunter
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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Four clans of cat warriors aspire to meet up with the StarClan.

24. Maximum Ride

Weeks on the list: 5

by: James Patterson
Release date: Apr 07, 2007
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Winged children try to save the world.

25. Artemis Fowl

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Eoin Colfer
Release date: Jul 15, 2008
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A criminal’s magical adventures.

26. The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Michael Scott
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The quest of a 14th-century alchemist.

27. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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Gifted kids undertake a mission.

28. Matched Trilogy

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Ally Condie
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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A girl faces choices in a deterministic society that doesn’t leave love to chance.

29. Gallagher Girls

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Ally Carter
Release date: Jun 09, 2009
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A school for spies.

30. Kingdom Keepers

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Ridley Pearson
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
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Disney hologram guides defend the Magic Kingdom.

Last updated on December 9, 2021