1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (Abrams, $14) In this sixth Wimpy installment, Greg’s gotten into crazy high jinks again, but this time he’s (at least a little) innocent.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, $9) This dystopian sci-fi pits teens in a gladiator-style battle. Pick up the book that’s about to launch another blockbuster (see “The younger dames,” page 64).
3. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, $30) Two stories, set 50 years apart, unfold seamlessly in this graphic novel from the creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Houdini Box (now in a stage adaptation from Chicago Children’s Theatre).