Dav Pilkey's Dog Man For Whom The Ball Rolls Sold Ten Times the No 2 Kids Graphic Novel in August – and That Was Dog Man Too

The Top Ten Kids Graphic Novels in the book channel in August 2019, based on NPD BookScan data below, tells quiet 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)
RankTitleAuthorPublisherQty.
1DOG MAN: FOR WHOM THE BALL ROLLS HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX443,416
2DOG MAN: BRAWL OF THE WILD HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX42,123
3DOG MAN: LORD OF THE FLEAS HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX26,355
4DOG MAN HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX22,496
5DOG MAN UNLEASHED HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX21,917
6DOG MAN AND CAT KID HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX21,541
7DOG MAN: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES HCDAV PILKEYGRAPHIX17,747
8BEST FRIENDSSHANNON HALEFIRST SECOND BOOKS11,889
9JUST JAIMETERRI LIBENSONBALZER & BRAY10,846
10CATSTRONAUTS: MISSION MOONDREW BROCKINGTONLITTLE BROWN YR9,352

 

Dav Pilkey's Dog Man For Whom The Ball Rolls Sold Ten Times What the No 2 Kids Graphic Novel Sold in August - and That Was Dog Man TooDav Pilkey's Dog Man For Whom The Ball Rolls Sold Ten Times What the No 2 Kids Graphic Novel Sold in August - and That Was Dog Man Too

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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