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

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 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 most coveted books that release this month:

The 39 Clues, Book 11: Vespers Rising

by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson

(Ages 8-12)

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

by John Flanagan

(Ages 9-12)

Big Nate Boredom Buster: Super Scribbles, Cool Comix, and Lots of Laughs

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-12)

The Loud Book!

by Deborah Underwood

(Ages 1-6)

Athena the Wise (Goddess Girls)

by Joan Holub

(Ages 8-12)


The best selling children’s books this month:


Dream Big, Little Pig!

by Kristi Yamaguchi

(Ages 4-8)


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)


I Am Number Four

by Pittacus Lore

(Ages 14 and up)

Moon over Manifest

by Clare Vanderpool

(Ages 9-12)

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)


by Ally Condie

(Ages 12 and up)



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)

Fallen Fallen

by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

(Ages 10 and up)


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 Twilight Saga CollectionThe Twilight Saga Collection

by Stephenie Meyer

(Ages 12 and up)

Maximum Ride

by James Patterson

(Ages 10 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.

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