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What’s Hot in December, 2009? Kids Book Trends, Kids Book Events, Best Selling Kids Books and more …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 10, 2009

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


And so this is Christmas … Hanukkah … Kwanzaa …

A party here, a Christmas card there, and still a little lot of shopping to do. These are our most popular pages, of late—hopefully we’ve provided you with some holiday gift ideas:

20 of the Best Kids Christmas Books

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Children’s Books & Toys

Christmas Gifts for Kids: Book Collections & Box Sets

8 Books to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

Books for Girls


The most coveted books that release this month:


The best selling children’s books this month:





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. To see the full list you can visit: www.nytimes.com.


It’s no secret that it’s cool to read. Where can you be seen promoting literacy and encouraging kids to read?

What: Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books Featuring Artwork from Iconic Children’s Books

Why: This exhibition will present the most extensive public showing ever of original illustration art from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books—the history-making experiment that celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2007.

Where: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Amherst, MA, USA

When: November 24, 2009 – February 28, 2010

Cost: Adult admission $9  Youth (under 18), Student, Teacher and Senior Admission $6  Family Admission (2 adults and 2 youth) $22.50

Is there somewhere you recommend being seen encouraging kids to read or promoting literacy during the month of December or January? Leave your suggestion in the comments field below.

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  • I would love to attend the Golden Legacy Exhibition. Since the journey is problematic, I will continue to promote children’s literacy in cyberspace, and in my own local library!

    December 11, 2009
  • … you promote it so well!

    December 15, 2009
  • These books surely looks very interesting and a very ideal gift for kids who loves to read and also to those who might want these good set of books.

    December 15, 2009
  • So glad you enjoyed the list!

    December 15, 2009

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