J.K. Rowling and Wendy Mass Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

By Maryann Yin Comment

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Script Book (GalleyCat)We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 7, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Children’s Fiction Series) Harry Potter & The Cursed Child: Parts One & Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.” (July 2016)

(Debuted at #11 in Children’s Illustrated) Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination by Emily Winfield Martin: “Emily Winfield Martin shows readers that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical day dreams. Whether cloud-gazing or wandering through a museum, reading a book or playing in a tide-pool, the children in this picture book find themselves in places inhabited by magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes.” (August 2014)

(Debuted at #11 in Early & Middle Grade Readers) The Candymakers and The Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass: “It has been a few months since the Harmonicandy was chosen as the winner of the nationwide candymaking contest. Forever changed by the experience, Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their regular lives. But when presented with the chance to go on tour to promote the new candy, they each have very different reasons for hitting the road. The stakes are a lot higher than they thought, however, and a decades-old secret is revealed. In this action-packed adventure, the four friends embark on a journey full of hidden treasures, imaginary worlds, rivers of light, a map of awe, a sky of many colors, and one very small cat who thinks he’s a dog. And candy. LOTS and LOTS of candy.” (August 2016)

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