Ho ho ho!: It looks like Santa’s sleigh is going to be bursting with books for kids – the good old-fashioned kind between two covers – this Christmas. As holiday shopping heats up, USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list is filled with titles for young readers. Eighteen of the top 50 are for either children or young adults. (The full list will publish on Thursday.)
Back at No. 1 for the fourth time in six weeks is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney. Also selling well: Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott at No. 2 (Q: What is a duck on the Fourth of July? A: A fire-quacker) and First 100 Words by Roger Priddy at No. 4.