Lucky 13 for Kinney as The Meltdown scores author's first number one in three years

Lucky 13 for Kinney as The Meltdown scores author's first number one in three years

Jeff Kinney’s 13th Wimpy Kid title The Meltdown (Puffin) has nipped into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 57,790 copies to claim the author’s first overall number one since November 2015. In recent years, the Wimpy Kid release date has clashed with the new David Walliams’ pre-Christmas run in the top spot, but The Meltdown’s publication a week ahead of The Ice Monster has given Kinney the opportunity to leapfrog Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Zaffre). 

This is the author and illustrator’s 11th number one in total, and his 57th week atop the Children’s chart. In ...

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