The Top Ten Kids Graphic Novels in the book channel in August 2019, based on NPD BookScan data below, tells quite a story.
At number one, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey had recorded and reported sales of almost 450,000. The second item on the list at less than a tenth of those numbers, is also a Dog Man book. In fact, the top seven are all Dog Man titles. It takes Shannon Hale's Best Friends to make the first non-Dog Man book in that chart, at number 8. And publishers Scholastic Graphix have yet to put the comics books out in paperback yet, just hardcover… so plenty more sales to garner. I note that For Whom The Ball Rolls is still the sixth best-selling of all books of any type on Amazon right now…
It's good to be Dav Pilkey.
|NPD BookScan Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels – August 2019 (8/4/19 – 8/31/19)|
|1||DOG MAN: FOR WHOM THE BALL ROLLS HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||443,416|
|2||DOG MAN: BRAWL OF THE WILD HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||42,123|
|3||DOG MAN: LORD OF THE FLEAS HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||26,355|
|4||DOG MAN HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||22,496|
|5||DOG MAN UNLEASHED HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||21,917|
|6||DOG MAN AND CAT KID HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||21,541|
|7||DOG MAN: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES HC||DAV PILKEY||GRAPHIX||17,747|
|8||BEST FRIENDS||SHANNON HALE||FIRST SECOND BOOKS||11,889|
|9||JUST JAIME||TERRI LIBENSON||BALZER & BRAY||10,846|
|10||CATSTRONAUTS: MISSION MOON||DREW BROCKINGTON||LITTLE BROWN YR||9,352|