Publisher’s Weekly has a list of the top selling children’s books of 2012.  Their list explores the hardcover frontlist and backlist as well as the paperback frontlist and backlist.  They also note that you will see several bestselling franchises worthy of attention, including series by Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, James Patterson, Rachel Renée Russell, Veronica Roth, Stephanie Meyer, and Lincoln Pierce.

Here are the 18 books that sold over 300,000 copies that appear on the Hardcover Frontlist:

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7) The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)

1. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

2. The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

3.  The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (Dork Diaries, #4) Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All (Dork Diaries, #5)

4.  Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renée Russell

5.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

6.  Tales from a Not So Smart Miss Know-It-All by Rachel Renée Russell

Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! (Middle School, #2) Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) Hidden (House of Night, #10)

7.  Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

8.  Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus

9.  Hidden by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Who Could That Be At This Hour? (All The Wrong Questions, #1) Big Nate Goes for Broke Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started

10.  “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Seth

11.  Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Pierce

12.  Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started by Justin Bieber

I Funny: A Middle School Story A Perfect Time for Pandas (Magic Tree House, #48) Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

13.  I Funny by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

14.  A Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca

15.  Lincoln’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Disney Bedtime Favorites Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

16.  Disney Bedtime Favorites

17.  Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

18.  Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin