ICv2: April 2022 NPD BookScan

There’s more Dog Man this month on the top 20 Kids graphic novels in the book channel, based on NPD BookScan data for April 2022 (4/3/22 – 4 / 30-22) provided to ICv2.

For years, there was one constant about the BookScan Kids top 20 graphic novel chart: It included every available volume of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man and Cat Kid books.

Then last month, five Dog Man books did not make the cut, and in another first, five volumes of Wings of Fire made the chart at the same time (see “March 2022 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels”).

Things almost return to normal on the April 2022 chart, but not quite. Pilkey is well represented once more, with his new book Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose topping the chart and two Cat Kid and nine Dog Man books in the top 20 as well. Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, the third volume in the series, is still absent.

As for Wings of Fire, there are two volumes on the chart, the first and the most recent, which is not unusual.

Cat Kid: On Purpose came out in April, so it debuted at the top of the chart, and there’s one other new title as well: FGTeeV: The Switcheroo Rescue !, the latest book in HarperCollins’ series about a family of gamers. Aside from that title, Graphix owns the chart, with 19 of 20 titles. That part is pretty much business as usual.

NPD BookScan Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels – April 2022 (4/3/22 – 4/30/22)

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

CAT KID COMIC CLUB: ON PURPOSE HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

2

CAT KID COMIC CLUB: PERSPECTIVES HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

3

FGTEEV: THE SWITCHEROO RESCUE!

FGTEEV

HARPERCOLLINS

4

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB, VOL. 11: GOOD-BYE STACEY, GOOD-BYE

GABRIELA EPSTEIN

GRAPHIX

5

DOG MAN: MOTHERING HEIGHTS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

6

CAT KID COMIC CLUB HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

7

DOG MAN: GRIME AND PUNISHMENT HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

8

WINGS OF FIRE BOOK 5: THE BRIGHTEST NIGHT

TUI T. SUTHERLAND

GRAPHIX

9

DOG MAN: FOR WHOM THE BALL ROLLS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

10

DOG MAN: FETCH-22 HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

11

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB, VOL. 10: KRISTY AND THE SNOBS

CHAN CHAU

GRAPHIX

12

DOG MAN HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

13

WINGS OF FIRE BOOK 1: THE DRAGONET PROPHECY

TUI T. SUTHERLAND

GRAPHIX

14

DOG MAN UNLEASHED HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

15

DOG MAN: LORD OF THE FLEAS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

16

DOG MAN: BRAWL OF THE WILD HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

17

DOG MAN AND CAT KID HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

18

GUTS

RAINA TELGEMEIER

GRAPHIX

19

BABY-SITTERS LITTLE SISTER VOL. 5: KAREN’S SCHOOL PICTURE

KATY FARINA

GRAPHIX

20

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB VOL. 9: CLAUDIA AND THE NEW GIRL

GABRIELA EPSTEIN

GRAPHIX

Source: The NPD Group / BookScan

For charts of April 2022 graphic novel sales from NPD BookScan:
April 2022 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels
April 2022 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Author, Manga, and Superhero Graphic Novels

For the charts with the actual sales numbers from NPD BookScan, see these articles on the ICv2 Pro site:
April 2022 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
April 2022 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Author, Manga, and Superhero Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
April 2022 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels with Actual Sales

NPD BookScan collects weekly point-of-sale data on print books from over 16,000 locations including e-tailers, chains, mass merchandisers, independent bookstores, and more. NPD BookScan covers approximately 85% of the US trade print book market. The ranks on this chart are based on piece sales. Some publishers classify titles that are primarily text, or art books, as graphic novels; we’ve removed those titles from the ranking above.

For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the “BookScan Top 20 GN Index.”

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