June, 2011: Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 1, 2011

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

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THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

by Mo Willems

(Ages 4-8)

Junonia

by Kevin Henkes

(Ages 8-12)

Theodore Boone: The Abduction

by John Grisham

(Ages 8-12)

Passion

by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)

Everlasting

by Alyson Noël

(Young Adult)

Septimus Heap, Book Six: Darke

by Angie Sage

(Ages 9-12)


THE BEST SELLERS

The best selling children’s books this month:

PICTURE BOOKS

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

by Jacky Davis

(Ages 3-7)

Silverlicious

by Victoria Kann

(Ages 5-8)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

by Phillip C. Stead

(Ages 2-6)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

by Simon Beecroft

(Ages 7 and up)

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

by Barack Obama

(Ages 5-8)

CHAPTER BOOKS

The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

What Happened to Goodbye

by Sarah Dessen

(Ages 12 and up)

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

by Stephenie Meyer

(Ages 12 and up)

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book One      The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-12)

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

PAPERBACK BOOKS

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham

(Ages 8-12)

Along for the Ride

by Sarah Dessen

(Ages 12 and up)

Beastly

by Alex Flinn

(Ages 13 and up)

Red Riding Hood

by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

(Ages 13 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

SERIES BOOKS

Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-ja

by John Flanagan

(Ages 9-12)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of BooksDiary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

The Mortal Instruments

by Cassandra Clare

(Ages 14 and up)

This information was gathered from the New York Times Best Sellers list, which reflects the sales of books from books sold nationwide, including independent and chain stores. It is correct at the time of publication and presented in random order. Visit: www.nytimes.com.

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Category: Ages 4-8, Ages 9-12, Best Sellers, Teens: Young Adults

About the Author ()

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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  1. Lani Stoddard says:

    I have a birthday coming, its on the 9th of June. I loved the first book Fallen but I would like to know what are the other ones in the series??

  2. Looking forward to get more on best selling children’s books. Thanks,

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