Indie Bookstores Report Rise of Children's Book Sales Over the Summer

With the always changing environment of the book market, children's books are a bright star in the sales charts of many independent bookstores nationwide. According to data collected by Publishers Weekly, summer sales have seen an increase in 2017 for children's books with stores such as Bunny Books & Toys of Dedham, Massachusetts reporting a 25% increase in sales this year overall. Bunny Books & Toys also pointed out an increase in digital sales of 4% despite the opening of an Amazon Books in the area.

Bringing together several anecdotal pieces from various independent bookstores across the nation, the information provided by Publishers Weekly coincides with the rise of graphic novel sales due to the increase in kid-friendly and young adult oriented content currently dominating the industry. With an increase of 16% in the book market from 2016, children's literature in all formats has continuously brought readers back to bookstores.

Due to the high demand for children's books, picture books, and young adult literature, check out our list of bestselling graphic novels and upcoming graphic novels for kids and young adult readers.

Title ISBN Price Publisher
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening 9781632157096  $        9.99 Image Comics

Saga Volume 1

9781607066019  $        9.99  Image Comics

Saga Volume 6

9781632157119  $      14.99 Image Comics
Paper Girls Volume 1 9781632156747  $        9.99 Image Comics
Paper Girls Volume 2  9781632158956  $      12.99 Image Comics
Rick and Morty Volume 1 9781620102817  $      19.99 Oni Press
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook  9781601251503  $      49.99 Paizo Inc.
Saga Book One 9781632150783  $      49.99 Image Comics
Art of Atari 9781524101039  $      39.99 Dynamite Entertainment
I Hate Fairyland Volume 2: Fluff My Life 9781632158871  $      14.99 Image Comics
Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars 9781632154262  $        9.99 Image Comics
Descender Volume 3: Singularities 9781632158789  $      14.99 Image Comics
I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After 9781632156853  $        9.99 Image Comics
Tome of Beasts 9781936781560  $      49.99 Paizo Inc.
Rick and Morty Hardcover Book 1 9781620103609  $      49.99 Oni Press
Low Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope 9781632151940  $        9.99 Image Comics
Wytches Volume 1 9781632153807  $        9.99 Image Comics
Rick and Morty Volume 2 9781620103197  $      19.99 Oni Press
Rick and Morty Volume 3 9781620103432  $      19.99 Oni Press
Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery 9781607069454  $        9.99 Image Comics
Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrims Precious Little Life 9781932664089  $      11.99 Oni Press
Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase 9781405928519  $      24.99 PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
Rat Queens Volume 3: Demons 9781632157355  $      14.99 Image Comics
Scott Pilgrims Precious Little Boxset 9781934964576  $      72.00 Oni Press
Invader Zim Volume Three 9781620103715  $      19.99 Oni Press
Descender Volume 2: Machine Moon 9781632156761  $      14.99 Image Comics
Little Tails in Prehistory 9781942367390  $      14.99 Magnetic Press
Little Tails in the Savannah 9781942367383  $      14.99 Magnetic Press
Grumpy Cat & Pokey 9781524100049  $      12.99 Dynamite

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Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>