Penguin Young Readers Group breaks records

Penguin Young Readers Group has scored eleven titles on the New York Times bestseller lists, a record-breaking performance, for the week of November 15th. For the two weeks running up to the 15th, the Group has dominated the New York Times children's bestseller lists, landing ten titles each week, and has managed to top its own record.

For the week of November 15th, on the children’s picture books list, Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice by Judy Schachner (Dutton) is number six in its seventh week; Otis, written and illustrated by Loren Long (Philomel) is number eight in its sixth week; Strega Nona’s Harvest, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola (Putnam), is number nine in its seventh week; and Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland (Dutton) is number ten in its third week.

On the children’s chapter books list, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Razorbill) is number six in its 52nd week; Fire by Kristin Cashore (Dial) is number seven in its fourth week; and Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus (Dutton) is number nine in its fourth week.

On the children's paperback books list, Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Puffin) is number two in its 41st week; and Impossible by Nancy Werlin (Speak) is number 10 in its fifth week. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Razorbill) is number 10 on the children’s series list in its fifteenth week. In addition, DK’s Lego Star Wars by Simon Beecroft (DK) is number two on the picture books list in its fourth week.