2017 Bestselling Kids Books
Weller Book Works was founded as Zion Bookstore nearly 90 years ago. Over the years we’ve been known as Sam Weller’s Books and Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore. We are in our third generation of operations, owned and managed by Tony and Catherine Weller. Our staff includes four generations of Wellers and a remarkable team of book lovers. Our bookstore sells new, used and rare books in a space built to surprise and delight you in historic Trolley Square.
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Can't leave the kids' books out of the bestseller fun! 2017 gave us some excellent kids books to sell.
Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.
Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Boo$5.99ISBN: 9781465445612Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: DK Children - January 19th, 2016
Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs profiles more than 140 prehistoric animals and features fossils, skeletons, anatomy, and history as well as species including dinosaurs on land, winged pterosaurs in the sky, and a range of sea monsters in the ocean.$16.99ISBN: 9780375869020Availability: Not in Stock... Available to ship in 3-5 daysPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012
Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.
The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the upcoming, critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird - on sale 10/1/2019!$17.99ISBN: 9780525425892Availability: Not in Stock... Available to ship in 3-5 daysPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award — An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.
“Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A beautiful, devastating piece of art." —Bookpage$16.99ISBN: 9781452150130Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016
They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel - New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book
"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." -Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer." -The Huffington Post$14.99ISBN: 9781442408937Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014
This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.$6.99ISBN: 9780763678883Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015
Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!$16.99ISBN: 9781423190875Availability: Not in Stock... Available to ship in 3-5 daysPublished: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2014
The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.$17.99ISBN: 9780062434593Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2017
“A story that broke my heart and put it back together again. You won’t want to let Gem and Dixie go.” —Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything