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Irish Bestsellers 16th April 2022

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cat kid comic club

Welcome back to the charts! A few new releases this week: in no. 13, we have the timely Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and then Took On the West by Catherine Bolton, and a more light-hearted release from Lili Forberg, with Lili’s Family Favourites, at no. 5 in the Top 20 and no. 1 in Hardback Non-Fiction. We also have a couple of old favourites returning to the Top 20, with Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens back in at no. 12, and everyone’s favourite pig, Peppa is back with Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland at no. 18 and no. 4 in the Children’s Top 10.

This week’s featured book is another one from the Children’s charts, and it’s an unusual one for the Irish Bestsellers. Dav Pilkey (of Dog Man fame, always a guaranteed bestseller) is back with the latest in his newest series, Cat Kid Comic Club. This instalment, On Purpose, is released as a graphic novel! Here’s the blurb:

The perfect present for Dog Man fans – starring some of your favourite characters from the series!

The Cat Kid Comic Club is deep in discovery in the newest graphic novel in the hilarious and heartwarming worldwide bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man.

The comic club is going in all different directions! Naomi, Melvin, and siblings are each trying to find their purpose. Naomi has an idea to get rich quick that causes a lot of commotion and emotion. And when faced with rejections, the friends try and try again to stay true to their vision. To top it off, a surprise visitor comes to class to stir things up. Will a desire for money and power cloud Naomi’s purpose? Is it quitting time? Will the club ever be the same?Award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of techniques – including acrylic paints, coloured pencils, photography, collage, gouache, watercolours, and much more – to illustrate each frog’s creative purpose and encourage teamwork. The kaleidoscope of art styles, paired with Pilkey’s trademark storytelling and humour, fosters creativity, collaboration, independence, and empathy. 

  • Readers of all ages will be inspired to dream up their own stories and unleash their own creativity as they dive into this pioneering graphic novel adventure from Dav Pilkey
  • Heartfelt and humorous with an amazing cast of characters, this is the perfect present for Dog Man fans
  • Full colour pages throughout make it a fun and bright read!

And now this week’s charts with the Top 20 followed by the Top 10 in each category.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th April 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel Pilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp1,545
2Until the End:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins Grp1,335
3Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island Grp1,211
4Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp1,159
5Lili’s Family FavouritesForberg, LiliO’Brien Press Grp1,021
6It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp872
7Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp747
8Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp730
9Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp659
10Let’s Talk:About Relationships, Sex and IntimacySadlier, RichieGill Group656
11None of This Is SeriousPrasifka, CatherineCanongate Grp564
12Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp540
13Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineHarperCollins Grp530
14Seven SteeplesBaume, SaraOther Publisher Groups469
15VerityHoover, ColleenLittle, Brown Book Grp451
16Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp437
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPenguin Grp424
18Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandPenguin Grp421
19Young MungoStuart, DouglasPan Macmillan Grp417
20Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp414
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th April 2022
Mass Market Fiction
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd872
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd747
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair540
4VerityHoover, ColleenSphere451
5Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd437
6Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 414
7Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review334
8Love Hypothesis,TheHazelwood, AliSphere330
9Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me Quinn, JuliaPiatkus Books329
10Magician,The:Winner of the Rathbones Folio PrizeTóibín, ColmPenguin Books Ltd 307
Original Fiction
1Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph1,159
2Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers730
3Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday659
4None of This Is SeriousPrasifka, CatherineCanongate Books564
5Seven SteeplesBaume, SaraTramp Press469
6Young MungoStuart, DouglasPicador417
7NORA:A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James JoyceO’Connor, NualaNew Island Books389
8Dream Town:Aloysius Archer seriesBaldacci, DavidMacmillan339
9Interview,ThePerdue, GillSandycove314
10Maid,TheProse, NitaHarperCollins Publishers305
Paperback Non Fiction
1Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island1,211
2Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins530
3Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books394
4Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd388
5Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd353
6What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineSheldon Press318
7Unspoken:A Father’s Wartime Escape. A Son’s Family DiscoveredMcGrath, TomGill Books269
8Vitality Mark,TheRowe, MarkGill Books254
9Trouble:A memoirGaughan, MariseMonoray211
10Power of Geography,The:Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our WorldMarshall, TimElliott & Thompson202
Hardback Non Fiction
1Lili’s Family FavouritesForberg, LiliO’Brien Press Ltd1,021
2Let’s Talk:About Relationships, Sex and IntimacySadlier, RichieGill Books656
3ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph409
4Build Your Own:Use what you have to create what you needGardner, HarrisonGill Books315
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press276
6We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus226
7Burning the Big HouseDooley, TerenceYale University Press147
8Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph132
9Lives of the Saints,The:The Laureate LecturesBarry, SebastianFaber & Faber110
10Pocket Michael Collins,TheGill Books109
1Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic NovelPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.1,545
2Until the End:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins1,335
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPuffin424
4Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird421
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin406
6Heartstopper Volume OneOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books402
7Looshkin: The Maddest Cat in the WorldSmart, JamieDavid Fickling Books343
8Bunny vs Monkey and the Supersonic Aye-ayeSmart, JamieDavid Fickling Books332
9One Of Us Is LyingMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 307
10Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC291
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