It’s Literally Wednesday: The BriancDay (aka Little Shop Top 10 Lists)

Ask, and you shall receive. Eventually.

A few weeks ago Brianc suggested a post of Little Shop of Stories best sellers. Well, here you go. Below are lists based on shop sales for the first quarter of the year.

Children’s Books

1. Bad Kitty: Drawn to Trouble, by Nick Bruel (graphic novel)
2. Origami Yoda: Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, by Tom Angleberger (chapter book)
3. Divergent, by Veronica Roth (Young Adult)
4. Potato Chip Science, by Allen Kurzweil (nonfiction)
5. Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (picture book)
6. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done, by Stephan Pastis (chapter)
7. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean (picture)
8. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, by Kimberly and James Dean (picture)
9. Panic, by Lauren Oliver (YA)
10. Carnivores, by Aaron Reynolds and Illustrated by Dan Santat (picture)

Children’s titles sold at events outside the shop and at bookfairs

1. Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, by Tim Federle (chapter)
2. How to Act Like a Kid: Backstage Secrets of a Young Performer, by Henry Hodges and Margaret Engel (nonfiction)
3. Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies, by Cokie Roberts and illustrated by Diane Goode (picture)
4. Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle (chapter)
5. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin (chapter)
6. Dinosaurs Before Dark, by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter)
7. Wildwood, by Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis (chapter)
8. Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)
9. Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, by Jeff Kinney (chapter)

Adult Titles
1. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, by Cokie Roberts (nonfiction)
2. The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen (nonfiction)
3. Ladies of Liberty, by Cokie Roberts (nonfiction)
4. American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning, by Kate Sweeney (nonfiction)
5. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson (fiction)
5. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (fiction)
7. Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd (fiction)
8. We Are Our Mother’s Daughters, by Cokie Roberts (nonfiction)
9. The Returned, by Jason Mott (fiction)
10. Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (fiction)
10. Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple (fiction)
10. Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh (graphic novel)

The adult list is event driven, including the top four titles. Serious fiction also does well.