Bestseller Stat Shot: Top Five Bestselling Children's, YTD
|Title||YTD unit sales|
|The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney||452,601|
|Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss||325,906|
|Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss||284,840|
|One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss||239,413|
|The Fault in Our Stars by John Green||226,380|
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