What’s Hot in April, 2010? Kids’ Book & Author Events, Best Selling Kids’ Books, and More …
Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases, the bestsellers, and kids’ book events.
THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS
THE NEW RELEASES
The most coveted books that release this month:
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood (Ages 0-5)
- Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night by Jane O’connor (Ages 3-7)
- Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter by Jane O’connor (Ages 3-7)
- Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro (Geronimo Stilton, No. 41) by Geronimo Stilton (Ages 7-10)
- The Summer Before (Babysitters Club) by Ann M. Martin (Ages 7-10)
- We the Children (Keepers of the School) by Andrew Clements (Ages 7-10)
- How to Train Your Dragon Book 4: How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse (The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking) by Cressida Cowell (Ages 8-12)
- The 39 Clues Book 8: The Emperor’s Code by Gordan Korman (Ages 8-12)
Instructions by Neil Gaiman (Ages 12 and up)
- Runaway (Airhead) by Meg Cabot (Young Adult)
THE BEST SELLERS
The best selling children’s books this month:
- My Garden by Kevin Henkes (Ages 4-8)
- The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza by Laura Numeroff (Ages 4-8)
- Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner (Ages 4-8)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft (Ages 7 and up)
- Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: The Visual Guide by DK Publishing (Ages 8 and up)
- Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce (Ages 8-12)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Ages 12 and up)
- Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins (Ages 12 and up)
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Ages 12 and up)
- Fallen by Lauren Kate (Ages 12 and up)
- Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition: One Man’s Journey to Change the World… One Child at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Ages 9 to 12)
- Savvy by Ingrid Law (Ages 9-12)
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Ages 12 and up)
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan (Ages 9 to 12)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney (Ages 9 to 12)
- The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
(Ages 12 and up)
- House of Night by P. C. Cast (Ages 14 and up)
- How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Ages 9-12)
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.
KIDS’ LITERATURE EVENTS: CIRCA April, 2009
It’s no secret that it’s cool to read. Where can you be seen promoting literacy and encouraging kids to read?
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