Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space is the UK Number 1 bestseller!

So, yesterday afternoon was a bit of a blur. Not only did I find out that my Star Wars World Book Day book, Adventures in Wild Space – The Escape had topped the UK Children’s Book Chart, it also topped the overall UK Book Chart!

Here it is, right at the top…

Escape_UK_Book_Chart

According to The Bookseller:

SW_WILDSPACE_WBDThe force was with World Book Day (WBD) last week as The Escape: Star Wars (Egmont) claimed the number one spot from Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking (BBC) and all 10 WBD titles charted inside the top 15…

Cavan Scott’s The Escape, about two children whose parents are kidnapped by the Empire, shifted 52,259 copies for £52,252 according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market, just 400 copies below 2015’s top-selling first-week WBD title The Dinosaur That Pooped a Lot! (Red Fox). Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Garry Parsons’ picture book went on to sell 148,051 copies in 2015.

So, that’s all rather wonderful! How brilliant that so many kids have rushed out to grab their World Book Day books! Here’s hoping it’s just the beginning of a lifelong love of books for many of them!

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