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

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 2, 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:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9-12)


by Mike Lupica

(Ages 9-12)


by Robin McKinley

(Young Adult)

Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider)

by Anthony Horowitz

(Ages 12 and up)

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together

by Mary Ann Hoberman

(Ages 4-8)


The best selling children’s books this month:


Llama Llama Holiday Drama

by Anna Dewdney

(Ages 0-5)

It’s a Book

by Lane Smith

(Ages 4-8)

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique

by Jane O’connor

(Ages 4-8)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

by Simon Beecroft

(Ages 7 and up)

Art & Max

by David Wiesner

(Ages 4-8)


The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Trilogy)

by James Dashner

(Young Adult)

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-12)

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)

by Cassandra Clare

(Young Adult)

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Crescendo (Hush, Hush)

by Becca Fitzpatrick

(Ages 14 and up)


Hush, Hush

by Becca Fitzpatrick

(Ages 14 and up)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

(Ages 12 and up)


by Maggie Stiefvater

(Ages 13 and up)

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)


by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)


by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid,

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

The Twilight Saga Collection

by Stephenie Meyer

(Ages 12 and up)

The Ranger’s Apprentice

by John Flanagan

(Ages 9 to 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.


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

Suzanne Collins
Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010, 7:00pm
Location: Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Thursday, Nov 4, 2010, 7:00pm
Location: Hicklebee’s 1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA, USA
Featured Book: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

Annie Barrows
Sunday, Nov 7, 2010, 2:30pm
Location: Hicklebee’s 1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA, USA
Featured Book: Ivy + Bean: What’s the Big Idea?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 PM
Location: Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Joined by Sarah Mlynowski
Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bookmark Shoppe, 8415 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209-4601 (Bay Ridge)
Joined by E. Lockhart
Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM
Location: The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538-2439
Joined by Sarah Mlynowski
Monday, November 29 at 6:00 PM
Location: Book Court, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Joined by Matt de la Peña & E. Lockhart
Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 PM
Location: Harleysville Books, 672 Main St, Harleysville, PA 19438-1679
Featured Book: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

30th Santiago International Book Fair
Through Nov 14,
Location: Santiago, Chile

Children’s Literature Assembly Silent Auction
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 7:30am – 9:45am
Location: The NCTE National Convention, Orlando, FL

Know of any kids’ literacy or author events that are happening during the month of November or December? 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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