Top 10 Reads: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Outsells the Rest; Week Ending 11/25/12
Amazon.com has just released their list of top selling books for the online marketplace: a strong surge of children's books have taken over the top 10, with some new releases filtering in just for the holiday shopping season. Check out the list below!
1) The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
by Jeff Kinney
"Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love."
2) LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia
by DK Publishing
"Sensei Wu's ninjas may work together, but they are actually all very different and unique. Little ninjas everywhere can now learn everything there is to know about their favorite Masters of Spinjitzu in DK's LEGO® Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia.
Each beautifully illustrated spread features tons of fun facts on the different characters, variants of each minifigure, and the various vehicles, weapons, and locations that make up the LEGO Ninjago world. Additional pages will be included featuring special events from the new animated series on Cartoon Network, making this book the perfect addition to every LEGO lover's collection!"
3) Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
"A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln."
4) Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-volume Boxed Set
by EL James
"Now available as a three-volume paperback boxed set, E L James’s New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being “in a class by itself.” Beginning with the GoodReads Choice Award Romance Finalist Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever."
5) Disney Princess Collection (Disney Storybook Collections)
by Inc. Disney Enterprises
"From Cinderella to Belle, the third edition of the popular Disney Princess Collection is filled with engaging stories about the most popular princesses. This bestselling storybook features a dazzling new cover and new stories featuring Snow White, Jasmine, and more. Add to that over 250 beautiful illustrations and gilded pages, and you've got the perfect gift for little girls."
6) The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)
by Rick Riordan
"With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan."
7) Disney-Pixar Storybook Collection (Disney Storybook Collections)
by Inc. Disney Enterprises
"The second edition of this top-selling storybook has been updated to include all of Pixar’s recent smash hit films including Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, and Toy Story 3. With 18 stories, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of both spot and full-page art, this storybook is a must-have for fans!"
8) Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust
by Ina Garten
"Millions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn’t be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any grocery store. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, the Food Network star takes easy a step further, sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that “wow!” factor we all crave."
9) The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
by Timothy Ferriss
"#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef.
You'll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life."
10) Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander M.D.
"Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back."