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What’s Hot in July, 2010? Author Events, Best Selling Kids’ Books, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 1, 2010

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.


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The most coveted books that release this month:


by Maggie Stiefvater

(Young Adult)

How to Train Your Dragon Book 7:…

by Cressida Cowell

(Ages 8-12)

 Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink
by Victoria Kann

(Ages 4-8)


The best selling children’s books this month:


Ladybug Girl at the Beach

by Jacky Davis, David Soman

(Ages 3-7)

The Very Fairy Princess

by Julie Andrews

(Ages 4-8)

City Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth

(Ages 4-7)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

by Simon Beecroft

(Ages 7 and up)

Over the Rainbow (Book & Audio CD)

by E.Y. Harburg

(All Ages)


 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)


by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)

 The Carrie Diaries

by Candace Bushnell

(Ages 14 and up)


Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink

by Victoria Kann

(Ages 4-7)


by Ingrid Law

(Ages 8-12)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

(Ages 12 and up)

 If I Stay

by Gayle Forman

(Ages 12 and up)

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)


Percy Jackson & the Olympians,

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

Pretty Little Liars

by Sara Shepard

(Ages 14 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid,

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)

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?

An Exquisite Vision: The Art of Lisbeth Zwerger
June 29 – Sep 26
Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, USA

Book Passage Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference
Jul 8 – 11
Location: Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, USA

Golden Kite, Golden Dreams: the SCBWI Awards
Jul 8 – Oct 1
Location: Abilene, TX, USA

Maggie Stiefvater visits Books Inc. for the release of Linger
July 24 @ 4pm
Location: Blush in Burlingame, CA, USA
Note: Ticket holders only.

Know of any kids’ literacy or author events that are happening during the month of July or August? Leave your suggestion in the comments field below.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. 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, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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