Sales Snapshot

Collaborations, the fourth installment of Dav Pilkey’s Cat Kid Comic Club series, is the #1 book in the country. It topped several regions across the U.S. as well as the West Coast. The week’s other big debut, the favorite in New England, is A World of Curiosities, which our starred review called Louise Penny’s “virtuoso” 18th novel featuring Chief Insp. Armand Gamache of the Québec Sûreté.

Murder, She Wrote

At #11 on our children’s fiction list, Five Survive is the first standalone novel from by Holly Jackson, author of the YA series A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. “Six Philadelphia teenagers’ spring break road trip turns deadly after they get lost in South Carolina in this nail-biting thriller,” per our review. The action unfolds over a tense eight hours, Jackson told PW in a prepub interview—“the same amount of time it takes to read the book,” she said. “It was quite a claustrophobic, uncomfortable story to write, and I hope it reads that way too.”


Adrienne Young
#23 Children’s Fiction
This nautical adventure is the prequel to Young’s Fable duology, which began with the 2020 epic fantasy novel of the same name, a Reese’s Book Club YA pick that our review said is set in “a flinty world in which danger lurks at every turn.” The duology concluded with 2021’s Namesake, and together the two books have sold 118K print copies.

Laura Scott
#19 Mass Market
About half of the new mass market releases on our list are Christmas themed, including this work of inspirational romantic suspense, graced with one of the best book titles we’ve seen all year.