Crayon and On
If you find you’ve had enough coloring books, well, you seem to be pretty much alone. No fewer than four of them made our Trade Paperback list this week, including, at #7, Marjorie Sarnat’s Owls Coloring Book, making its list debut with 7,507 print units sold. Chasing that title is another by Sarnat, Creative Cats Coloring Book, at #18, with 5,357 print units sold this week and more than 56K sold this year. Further down the list, at #22 and #23, are Stress Relieving Patterns and Color Me Calm, the latter by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter; both books make explicit in their titles the appeal these books seem to hold. And on the Children’s Picture Books list, Joanna Basford takes the #1 and #4 spots with the books many say kicked off the craze, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Combined, the two titles have sold more than 301K print units this year.
The English Spy
by Daniel Silva
37.9K print units
In the 15th book starring Gabriel Allon, the spy/assassin/art restorer hunts the killer of a member of the British royal family.
A Time for Truth
by Ted Cruz
11.9K print units
The Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful writes about his background and offers his views of what’s wrong with Washington.
The Oregon Trail
by Rinker Buck
3,029 print units
Buck and his brother re-create a 2,000-mile 19th-century Oregon Trail trip, complete with a mule-pulled covered wagon.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by Newt Scamander
#21 Children’s Frontlist Fiction
3,615 print units
This new edition of Scamander’s (aka J.K. Rowling’s) 2001 book comes in advance of the 2016 movie of the same name.
In an industry that’s always looking for the next big thing, some books continue to sell so well months after they first publish that they drive growth for their entire category. Here’s a look at three long-lasting titles that continue to shine.
|Title||Release Date||Category||This Week's Print Unit Sales|
|The Girl on the Train||Jan. 2015||Suspense/Thriller||33,730|
|All the Light We Cannot See||May 2014||General Fiction||23,789|
|The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up||Oct. 2014||House & Home/Gardening||20,637|
Top 10 Overall
|2||Paper Towns||John Green||Penguin/Speak||42,670|
|3||The English Spy||Daniel Silva||Harper||37,897|
|4||The Girl on the Train||Paula Hawkins||Riverhead||33,730|
|5||A New Hope||Robyn Carr||Mira||32,486|
|6||The Isle of the Lost (Descendents)||Melissa de la Cruz||Disney-Hyperion||26,256|
|7||Flesh and Blood||Patricia Cornwell||Morrow||26,084|
|8||Truth or Die||Patterson/Roughan||Little, Brown||25,773|
|9||A Perfect Life||Danielle Steel||Dell||24,208|
|10||All the Light We Cannot See||Anthony Doerr||Scribner||23,789|