Bestselling Gift Ideas for the Young Readers

In our last post we shared a long list of our bestselling titles of 2016 for adults. You were likely wondering, what about the kids? Here are a few lists from our 2016 sales starting with the Young Adults down through the under five crowd. And, don't forget now through December 24th we are offering 15% off of all hardcover books for young readers!

Young Adults:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs
Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Middle Readers:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and all other Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling (very successful 2016 July 31st midnight release party!)
Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Water Runs Through this Book by Nancy Bo Flood (2016 winner Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Nature Writing Award for Young Adult Literature)
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (All of Riordan's books do well here!)
Lego Star Wars: the Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World: Young Reader's Edition by Malala Yousafzai
Bfg by Roald Dahl
Wildwood series by Colin Meloy
Say Good-bye to Dork City by Lincoln Pierce
Birchbark House series by Louise Erdrich
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Children Over Five Years Old:

Who Pooped in the North Woods? by Gary Robson
North Woods Girl by Aimee Bissonette (2016 winner SOEI Nature Writing Award for Children’s Literature)
Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling
On Sand Island by Jacqueline Martin
Hungry Coyote by Cheryl Blackford (2016 runner up SOEI Nature Writing Award for Children’s Literature)
Wonder by Faye Hanson
Curious Critters series by David Fitzsimmons

Children Under Five Years Old:

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan
How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan
Madeline Island ABC Book and ABC Coloring Book by Marcia Henry
Plip, Plop, Pond! (and others) by Kaaren Pixton
Sniff! (and other books) by Matthew Van Fleet
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin
Ladybug Girl by David Soman
Llama Llama series by Anna Dewdney

Also selling well for us this year was the Monkey With a Tool Belt series by Duluth writer and illustrator, Chris Monroe. Monroe visited both the Bayfield and Washburn schools this past May and was incredibly well-received. Due to Monroe's visit we do have several signed copies of her books!

Many of these titles are available on our website as well, so if you're not in the neighborbood, there are still ways to support your favorite local bookstore. Some of these titles are only available through our store, but we're happy to ship special orders to you or your loved ones.